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Welcome to Reception!


Our Foundation level Reception Class Teachers for 2018-19 are Mrs O'Dwyer and Mrs Watt (Wednesdays) in Sapphire Class. 


Our Nursery Nurse is Miss Witts (NNEB).


Our LSA (Learning Support Assistants support the class teachers) is Mrs Brittain.


Our SSAs (Special Support Assistants who work with individual children) are Mrs Fowkes, Mrs Gillam & Miss Rogers.


Our Reception Class Parent Reps are TBC (Sapphire Parent Rep).

2018-2019 - Information for Reception Parents


to be added

2017-2018 Useful Information (to be updated for 2018-2019)


PE and Dance will be held on Fridays. PE kits stay at school and get sent home at half term.


Please ensure your child has their PE kit at school ready for use and that all clothing is clearly named.


Library and cooking will start after half term. The days will be confirmed at a later date.


Show and tell will be on a Friday. See timetable attached.




  • Reading books will be changed once a week for a start.
  • Please place reading books and reading records in class baskets at drop off.
  • Keywords for some children and phonic sheets will be sent home weekly
  • Numeracy game/sheet will be sent home weekly, please do not send them back to school
  • Reading 2 times per week. A comment in the reading record indicates that you have read with your child.


Please ensure that you write a comment in your child’s homework diary so the teacher can see how you are getting on. We will respond to these comments so please ensure that your child hands in their book. Sapphire and Pearl class will change reading books on a Monday and a Friday.


For further guidance and support please go to the homework and learning logs area of our website at:


Wishing Tree


During the coming year we would really appreciate donations of:


Small boxes for junk modelling, Kitchen towel tubes, Different colour plastic lids

Sellotape, Ribbon, Envelopes (used or new), Old/ new cards for any occasion, Wrapping paper

Tissues, Paper – any for children to draw, write on, Children’s magazines

Small screwdrivers, Wood offcuts

Broken electronic toys / phones / old keyboards etc

Old pots, pans, wooden spoons, whisks etc

What to expect, when? A parent's guide


An information booklet designed to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS.


Booklet source: