Welcome to Reception!

Autumn 1, 2019

Our Teachers are:

Mrs Wenban

Mrs Bubb

Mrs Bennett

Welcome to Reception!  We hope you have had a lovely summer and that your children are looking forward to their first year in full time school.

Our topic for this half term is called ‘Caring for Creation’ and we will be exploring how we can take care of our planet as well as protecting the creatures that inhabit it. We will be holding a Parent’s Activity session on Friday 18th October at 3.00pm during which you are invited to come into school and participate in some craft activities related to this topic with your child.

We will also be holding a meeting for Parents of children who are in Reception about how we teach reading and writing in the foundation stage.  This meeting will take place in the main school hall on Tuesday 10th September at 5.30pm and will give you lots of information about the resources we use and some of the things you can do to help your child at home.  We will also be holding information meetings about Maths on Tuesday 17th September and the Foundation Curriculum on Wednesday 2nd October, both of these meetings will be at 3.45 in the Foundation Unit.

In Reception we like to bake and so each week the children will get the opportunity to follow various recipes usually linked to our topic.  We do ask for a donation of £1.50 each half term to cover the cost of the ingredients  However if you prefer you can contribute £9 for the year.

In Foundation we like to celebrate your children’s achievements out of school as well as the ones in school.  Therefore we have set up a secure Foundation Stage email address through which you can share these achievements with us.

The address is: You can also write details of anything you are proud of your child for achieving on one of the attached stars which we can share with the class and put on display in the classroom.

We would like to thank you for your cooperation and are looking forward to working with you this year.  If you have any questions or queries please come and speak to any of the Reception Staff.

Diary Dates

10th September – Reading Meeting 5.30pm

17th September – Maths Information Meeting 3.45pm

20th September – School Photographs

2nd October – Foundation Stage Curriculum Information meeting 3.45pm

4th October – Harvest Festival 11.00am

18th October – Parent Activity Session

25th October – School closed for Teacher Training Day