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Welcome to Reception!


Our Foundation level Reception Class Teachers for 2017-18 are Mrs Stainbank in Pearl Class and Mrs O'Dwyer  in Sapphire Class. Mrs Watt provides PPA cover for the class teachers to have marking and planning time.


Our Nursery Nurse is Miss Witts (NNEB).


Our LSAs (Learning Support Assistants support the class teachers) are Mrs Brittain and Miss Rogers.


Our Reception Class Parent Reps are Katie Lord (Pearl Acer Parent Rep) and Celia Farshchi-Heidari (Sapphire Parent Rep).

2017-2018 Useful Information


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.
  • A comment in the reading record indicates that you have read with your child.
  • Numeracy and phonics homework will begin after half term


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 Birthday cards

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

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.


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