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St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary School

Where charity and love are, God is there

EYFS/Year 1 - Diamond Class

Hello and welcome to Diamond Class!


Class Teacher: Miss Phipps 

Supported by: Miss Fleming






In Diamond Class we change reading books every Tuesday. Please make sure your child's reading folder is in school so we can do this. 

We encourage you to read with your child daily, by listening to them read their school books. Please write in their reading record to let us know you have read with them. 

In Diamond class we read 1:1 with your child at least once a week. We also love to read stories as a whole class everyday. 


At St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary we follow the phonics programme 'Letters and Sounds.' 

In Reception, we begin with Phase 1 phonic games before moving onto Phase 2 when the children are ready. During Phase 2, we learn a new sound each day and review these at the end of the week. Once children are secure, we move to Phase 3. 

In Year 1 we recap previous learning and then begin learning Phase 4 and Phase 5 sounds. 

For more information on Letters and Sounds please look at their website: Letters and Sounds (


We have P.E every Thursday in Reception. Please wear your P.E kit to school. Our school P.E kit is a white top, black bottoms and black daps/ trainers. 


Every Tuesday afternoon the children in Diamond class have a music session with the Preludes team. They learn how to listen to music, read music and learn key words to describe different music. 

Every Wednesday afternoon, the EYFS children have an extra 20 minute music lesson to support their listening and attention and rhythm.