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Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ at the Heart Of All We Do

01282 429108

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi He put this question to his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” Matthew 16:13

Reception 2024 Class

      

Mrs Crosbie.                        Mrs Rowan

Hello Parents/Carers and Children! 

Now your child is starting their school journey, we would like to give you a little information about life in the Reception Class. The class teacher is Mrs Crosbie and I am supported by Mrs Rowan,.  We are looking forward to teaching your child and working in partnership with you to support your child’s learning.

Themes

Throughout the year we will plan activities based on themes. For example, some of last year’s themes were; Pirates, Knights, Castles and Vets and Pets. In addition to this, we will plan activities based on the children’s interests to optimise their learning across all areas of the curriculum.

Religious Education

This term we will be studying the three themes of Domestic Church (Family), Baptism and Confirmation (Belonging) and Advent and Christmas (Loving). Each class will approach the themes through different topics. The children will also spend a week studying Judaism.

Please click here for further information.

PE

Your child will have lots of opportunities for physical play in our outdoor area. We also have timetabled PE sessions and Receptions PE day will be Wednesday.  Children will need a full PE kit in school at all times please see attached letter

Labels

Please remember to label ALL your child’s school uniform, shoes, water bottles and PE kit. I am sure you can appreciate the problems we face when the children take off their jumpers/cardigans at the same time!

Milk and Fruit Time

We are fortunate to belong to the National Fruit Scheme which provides free fruit and vegetables for our infant children. The children enjoy this snack and a drink of milk in the morning. If your child does not like the fruit provided by the school they are encouraged to bring in their own fruit from home.  If you have not signed up for your child to have milk you can do so here. Milk is free until they turn 5. When they turn 5 milk is chargeable.  The cost is approximately £7 per half term.  If you are eligible for Pupil Premium/FSM school will pay for your child’s milk.

Allergies

We do have a number of children in school with severe nut allergies. People who suffer from nut allergies can develop a severe, potentially life-threatening reaction. If someone has a nut allergy it is not just eating nuts that can cause a severe reaction, just being touched on the skin or smelling the breath of someone who has had nuts or a product containing nuts can trigger anaphylactic shock (which can cause breathing and swallowing difficulties). Therefore, we cannot have nuts in school in any form – we are a nut-free school.  Please could we ask all parents/carers to check that there are no nuts or food with traces of nuts in school lunch boxes.

For example,

  • Peanut butter sandwiches
  • Granola bars
  • Cereal bars
  • Cakes and biscuits containing nuts 

This list is not exhaustive, so please check the packaging of products closely. If you would like to check products with the school, please do not hesitate to contact the school to make an appointment. We appreciate your support in keeping all of our children safe.

Water

Water bottles (with sports caps), labelled with your child’s name are encouraged in school. These can be brought to school each day and the children have access to them throughout the day.

Home Time Routine

The Reception Class children will leave school via the door next to the canopy. We ask that parents stand in the Reception Class outside area at home time. To ensure the safety of the children we will send them out to their parents/guardians one at a time when we have seen that their parent/guardian is on the yard ready to collect them. This can take a little bit of time, so please be patient with us.

School Communication

Communication with our parents

We use a variety of different ways to keep parents up to date with events and information about the school:

  • School Website You can find lots of information on our school website; please check it out.  You can visit your child’s class page and find out what’s coming up in school via our School Calendar.
  • Our School App (School Jotter 2) can be downloaded to your phone, Apple or Android. The app is our preferred method of communication, and it is essential that you download so you don’t miss any information.  You will receive Notices and Newsletters via the app. You can easily access the school calendar, view previous newsletters, and find quick links to the school website. 
  • Studybugs – This is our platform for class registration and absences. You can register without a code or password, but you must wait until your child is added to our SIMS system. We will notify you once this has been completed. If your child cannot attend school due to illness, you can record the absence on Studybugs. This will directly record to the class register. Please provide as much information as possible about your absence. For example, ‘Billy has a headache and feels nauseous’ rather than ‘Billy is ill’. Studybugs is linked to NHS Child Health information and will provide you with real-time health information on any symptoms your child is experiencing. We ask that you report the absence before 8.45 am.
  • School Newsletters Our newsletters are distributed at the end of every month. They usually contain information about what has happened in school over the last month as well as information about what is coming up in the next month. We ask that you read this carefully because it contains a lot of information.
  • We also communicate via email and text messages.  Please can you ensure that your contact details are all up to date.      

Download Links & information

School Jotter App – Download now – Registration codes will be sent to parents during the first week.

SCOPAY (Online Ordering/Payment) – Log-in details will be sent over Summer – once received, please register, and select School Meals up to the October Half Term.

Studybugs – We will notify you when you can register over Summer.

Register with Cool Milk – Milk is given to children at morning break times.

SIMS Parent Lite App – This app allows you to check if the details we hold on our records are up to date. You can amend any changes via the app. You will receive an invitation email in September. (Apple store) (PlayStore)

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