Reception Teachers: Mrs. Brady (Foundation Stage Leader)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs. Doyle and Mrs Evans
HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Reception team hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year. We are looking forward to a fantastic Spring term. Our current topic is 'Fairy Tales' and we are going to be talking a lot about different fairy tales and traditional stories. We will be searching for the gingerbread man around the Reception Class garden, building bridges for the Billy Goats Gruff and designing houses for the Three Little Pigs.
We will be celebrating Chinese New Year during February. It would be fantastic if as many parents as possible could take their children into Liverpool to see the Chinese New Year celebrations and welcome in the year of the pig! You will find event details online. If any children do manage to visit Liverpool, it would be amazing if they could bring any photographs in to share with us!
Thank you to those of you who have written ‘Proud Clouds’ for your children. These have been shared within class and we have enjoyed hearing about the fantastic reasons why you are proud of your children. Please continue to bring these in. We do have spare cloud templates available in the corridor on our display board where you can collect one during ‘drop off’ in the mornings.
We have started introducing 'Phase Three' sounds during our phonic sessions and have started adding these sounds to children's 'Sound Books'. Please encourage your children to practice these sounds at home. We will also send activity ideas and games home as appropriate throughout the year.
- Book bags to be brought in daily please
- It really helps us if all items of uniform, including shoes, are labelled clearly.
- Shoes to have velcro fastenings please rather than laces.
End of day dismissal in Reception Class is an extremely busy time. We would really appreciate your patience during this time. We open our doors at 2.50pm, earlier than the rest of the school, to allow for the extra time that it takes to ensure very young children are handed over to their grown up. It really helps us if parents stand away from the double doors when we dismiss the children. This ensures that they have a clear view of whoever is collecting them and parents can see their children leave the classroom too. If you need to speak to a member of staff after school, please wait until all children have been dismissed. If anyone new is coming to collect your child please ensure that we are told about this in advance. The procedures that we have in place are for the safety of the children and we thank you for your patience.
Thank you for all your support
The Reception Team