Welcome to Reception Class!
During our first year at school, we ask God to help us grow together as members of His Special Family and to use all our gifts well throughout the year. Amen
Class Teachers: Mrs Palfreyman
TA: Mrs Bull
What will my child need to bring to school?
All children will need a named coat and a named water bottle every day. Please ensure that this contains only water, not juice or squash. Fruit is provided during the morning, as is milk if you have requested it.
The children all need a named bookbag. It is really helpful if the bookbag is named along the top edge, as the children can find it more easily when they are looking in the bookbag boxes. We will start to send reading books home in the next few weeks.
PE is on a Wednesday morning and the children need to leave their PE kit in school. We will send this home to be washed at the end of every halfterm. Please ensure that your child has trainers in school. (They do not need pumps.) Girls will need a pair of socks in their PE bag if they wear tights to school. During the summer term, we will have an extra PE session on a Friday morning.
Forest school happens every Thursday afternoon. The children will also need a pair of jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt and a pair of wellies. This can stay in school and again we will send it home regularly to be washed. During the summer term, we will only take half of the class to the forest each week, meaning that the children will alternate weeks.
The children have all settled in to school very well. We have spent the first few weeks learning how to use each area of the classroom and all about the routines of the school day. Your child may have spoken to you about the ‘Golden Sunshine’. Names are put on to the Golden Sunshine to reward children for good behaviour and a positive attitude at school. This may include demonstrating good listening skills, helping or showing care for others or being a good team member. Team points are used to reward children when they have worked particularly hard on a task or have made good progress in a particular area of learning.
We hope that all the children are enjoying school but we understand that there are lots of new things to take on board and that children adapt to school at different rates. If you or your child is worried about anything in school please do not hesitate to come and let us know and we will do our best to help. If you want to give a message or ask something quickly, Mrs Palfreyman is available on the Reception gate each morning. If you would prefer to talk about something in more depth or more confidentially, please ask for an appointment at the end of the school day.
Thank you for your support in helping to enable the start of term to run so smoothly for the children.