Reception 2023 - 2024

Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to an Exciting Learning Journey!

We are absolutely delighted to extend a warm welcome to you and your children as they embark on a wonderful adventure of learning with us. Our dedicated team of educators are thrilled to introduce ourselves: Mrs. Greenbank, Mrs. O'Reilly, Mrs. Hart and Mr. Sibbald will be leading the way. We are all supported by our amazing teaching assistants: Miss Capewell, Mrs. Bebb, Miss Robinson, and Miss P, who will play pivotal roles in nurturing your child's love for learning and supporting their holistic development.

To make sure your child has a fantastic experience, here are some important details:

Baselines: In line with National policy, we will be conducting a baseline assessment. These are short assessments that give us an idea of the children’s current knowledge, skills and understanding in Maths and Literacy.

Forest School Adventures: Every Monday, we'll be heading outdoors for Forest School activities. Please ensure your child comes prepared with a pair of wellies, as we'll be exploring in all kinds of weather! This promises to be a time of exciting exploration and discovery.

Physical Education (PE) Sessions: Our PE sessions will take place every Thursday. Please make sure your child brings their PE kit with them and arrives to school in full school uniform. Staying active is an integral part of their development!

Label Everything: To avoid any mix-ups, kindly ensure that all your child's belongings (including coats, jumpers, water bottles, and snack boxes) are clearly labelled with their name.

Stay Hydrated: Remember to send your child with a water bottle every day. Staying hydrated helps keep their minds sharp and their bodies energized.

Healthy Snack Time: For snack time, we encourage nutritious and healthy options. There is no need to send them with a snack as we will provide fruit and milk daily. This helps maintain sustained energy levels throughout the day, supporting optimal learning.

Reading Together: Reading is a cornerstone of learning. We recommend reading with or to your child at least three times a week. Don't forget to record these moments in the reading log provided. It's a small step that makes a big difference!

Uniform Matters: Uniforms play a role in creating a sense of belonging and pride in our school community. Please ensure your child comes dressed in the school uniform every day.

Keeping You in the Loop: We'll be using Tapestry to share some of the exciting learning moments with you. Kindly respond to messages on School Spider so we can set up accounts for all families. Your engagement is a vital part of your child's learning journey!

We're looking forward to an incredible year of growth, discovery, and learning together. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Let's make this year one to remember!

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