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Happy New Year!


Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and managed to enjoy some rest. 


Our topic this term is Traditional Tales. The children will have lots of opportunities to listen and respond to stories such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel and Sleeping Beauty. Children will be retelling the stories and sharing their favourites with the class. We will also be changing our role play area in to a Gingerbread house! 


In maths, we will be looking at number recognition up to 20 with a focus on numbers 11-20. We will also be reviewing our knowledge of 2D shapes and introducing 3D shapes through lots of fun activities. 


Reading Books


It is very important that your child brings their reading bag to school each day. Your child will be read with individually once a week and books changed at that point. When you have listened to your child read, please sign and date their reading record in order that we know your child has read at home. 




Book bags to be sent in daily

All items of uniform to be clearly labelled including shoes

Shoes to have velcro fastenings (no laces please!)



It would be much appreciated if parents would allow children to come into the classroom independently. This allows for the children to settle into their day much quicker and the make the most of their learning time. 


Thank you for your continued support and as always, should you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us! 


The Reception Team


Welcome to Reception Class



Reception Teachers: Mrs. Brady (Foundation Stage Leader)

 Mrs. Richardson

Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Doyle 


Welcome to Reception Class!  We hope you all had a lovely Summer break. The Reception Team are really looking forward to getting to know all of our new children who are starting at our school this term.  


Our current topic is 'Ourselves' and we are going to be using this theme as an opportunity to talk about our families, where we live, what we were like as babies and what we like to do now that we have grown.  We will also learn about our bodies and the five senses.  Topics in Reception Class are very flexible, however, and we are also always keen to take the children's lead.  Sometimes their interests take us elsewhere with our planning so let us know if your child has particular interests that we can extend and develop. 


Please remember that all children starting Reception need to have a labelled pair of wellies in class so that we can still play outside even when it is wet and muddy.  PE kits in a drawstring bag are also required and these should be labelled too please.  Book bags should be brought in daily.  It will be a few weeks before 'sound books' or reading books are sent home but bringing book bags in encourages the children to become used to the routine, where to put the bags, finding it again at the end of the day etc. Children are welcome to bring in a labelled water bottle if they wish though they still have access to water throughout the day should they not bring one in.

Letters will be sent home soon regarding our 'Proud Clouds' display in the corridor.  We will be encouraging you to fill in a proud cloud if you have been particularly proud of something that your child has done at home.  We share the clouds with the children in class and it's a lovely time to talk about what fantastic things they have done.


We look forward to a lovely first term with our children, please do not hesitate to approach any of us if you have any questions at all.



- 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.


Home Time

End of day dismissal in Reception Class is an extremely busy time.  We would really appreciate your patience during this time.  We initially 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