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 Welcome to the Reception Class news page!

Information for parents.


Reception staff:

Mrs Laura Storey - Class teacher 

Mrs Rachel Irving - Class teacher (Tuesday)

Support staff - Miss A Slater, Mrs H Monaghan, Mrs K Reid.

Organisational issues: 

Children need a water bottle in school every day.We provide a healthy snack of fruit and veg each morning at playtime and have a rolling snack area every afternoon.  Children are offered a drink of milk every playtime and this is free until they are 5.

Please label all of your children's clothes (including coats, shoes etc).  The children often misplace items of clothing and it is very difficult to return them to their rightful owner without a label in them!

 PE lessons take place every Tuesday.  Please send your child to school wearing their PE kits on a Tuesday.

Children need a pair of wellies to be left in school as we often do lessons and activities outside.

We go to Forest School one afternoon each week in a large wooded area on High House Road.  The children do lots of activities at Forest School related to Science, English, Maths, Art, Geography, Physical Development, DT, Drama and building self-confidence and social skills.  Children need to come to school dressed in old clothing on this day, which is appropriate for the weather e.g. hats and warm clothes in winter, sun hats and sun cream in summer.  This begins in the Spring term.  Until then we do Forest School activities in the school grounds.

Homework will be sent home after the first half term when the children have fully settled into school.  Homework sheets will be sent home every Friday and will be mainly centered around reading, Special News and practical activities to reinforce Maths/Science work etc that we have been doing in class.

We follow the Read, Write, Inc scheme to teach phonics, reading and writing and the Inspire Maths principles to teach Maths.  Information about this is usually provided at the 'Meet the Teacher' session at the start of the school year (a demonstration RWI lesson will be given at this session).  Unfortunately, this year this will be unable to happen due to COVID 19 and so videos and written information will be provided instead.

We listen to children read in class each week and will send a reading book home each week too. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, we are no longer able to send books home every day as once returned, each book needs to remain in school for 72 hours before being passed on to another child. It is vital that you listen to your child read their reading book and send it back into school to be changed once read.  Children should also share their own story books with you at home too to gain a love of books and a wealth of stories to use in their own writing at school.


Please remember that if there is something that you would like to talk to me about, please don't worry or wonder!  You can contact me via email at  


Let's work together to create a happy, enjoyable and memorable year of learning experiences for your child!


  Mrs Laura Storey