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Welcome to Reception!


Hello and welcome to our Reception Class. The staff in reception class are as follows:


Miss Harris - Class Teacher  

Mrs Ewart - Class Teaching Assistant



If you have any questions or concerns please speak to either myself (Miss Harris) or Mrs Ewart in the first instance.


Our day begins at 8.55am and our doors open for home-time at 3.20pm. 


Children will have book bags which should be brought into school every day. We aim to hear the children read twice a week and change their book once per week, if it is felt that they are ready to progress. We value support from parents and strongly encourage you to read with your child at home as often as possible. Occasionally your child may be sent home with additional resources, such as flashcards featuring some 'tricky words'. These words are those that cannot be sounded out using their phonic knowledge. Please encourage your child to become more familiar with these words by reading them with them alongside their reading book. 

Parents are invited to come into class and listen to their child read on Friday mornings.


P.E is on Thursday mornings. The children need to have their kit in school at all times which can be left on their coat peg. The P.E kit is a green t shirt, dark shorts and black pumps. We encourage independence in Reception so please help your child by allowing them to attempt dressing and undressing themselves at home wherever possible. 

Please ensure all of their uniform and P.E kit is clearly labelled with their name. Uniforms can get muddled while the children are getting used to getting ready for P.E and it saves a lot of time when we are returning items to their rightful owner!


Each day the children re provided with fruit and milk. We also ask for a voluntary contribution, each half term, to provide an additional snack. As well as providing a healthy snack for the class, we use this money to purchase additonnal resources for baking activities and ingredients for play dough etc. The cost is £1 per week and the total amount depends on the number of weeks in the half term (e.g 7 weeks+ £7.00)



At the end of Reception year we assess children against their Early Learning Goals (ELGs). Below is a poster showing you the expectation at the end of Foundation Stage for your child. Please take time to look at these and see how you might be able to support your child at home. Thank you.



Reception class 2019-19!

We are settling really well into our new class. It has been lovely to see old faces again and to get to know some new ones!

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The Gruffalo

We have been reading The Gruffalo this week. The children have been very busy making story maps and discussing the characters and events in the story. We have also been set challenges by Mouse vis video link, to give the Gruffalo a very special birthday party!

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We have been outside looking for signs of autumn. We had lots of fun playing in the leaves and noticing how they are changing colour!

We had a fantastic time at Imagine That! The children were kept busy all day making Christmas decorations, reindeer food and bath bombs and watching science shows, they even managed to fit in a visit to Father Christmas!