Reception Teachers: Mrs. Brady (Foundation Stage Leader)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs. Doyle and Mrs Evans
The Reception team hope you all had a lovely Easter break. We are looking forward to a fantastic Summer term. Our current topic is 'Growth' and we are going to be talking a lot about how plants and animals grow. We will learn all about the life cycles of frogs and butterflies and grow our own plants. We are very lucky to have access to our own garden in Reception class and this will be a fantastic resource during this topic.
We will also be reflecting on our previous 'Fairy Tales' topic when we perform our first class assembly for you! We are very excited about this.
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.
In our phonics sessions we have been covering phase two and three sounds. 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