Reception Class - September 2022
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 and Mrs Sudall. We are looking forward to teaching your child and working in partnership with you to support your child’s learning.
Throughout the year we will plan activities based on themes. Some of last year’s themes for example were; Pirates, Knights and Castles and Vets and Pets. In addition to this we will plan activities based upon the children’s interests to optimise their learning across all areas of the curriculum.
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.
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Your child will have lots of opportunity for physical play in our outdoor area. We also have timetabled PE sessions and Receptions PE day will be Wednesday. Since the start of the pandemic, children in Reception and KS1 have come to school wearing their PE kits. This has proved highly successful as more time is now spent taking part in PE activities.
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 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.
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.
- 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 bottles (with sport 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 these throughout the day.
Home Time Routine
The Reception Class children will leave school via the door in the Reception Classroom. 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.
Have a lovely Summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September!