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First we would like to take the opportunity in welcoming you into Reception and thank you for all the support that you have given us so far.   We are currently looking at our community and will be going for a walk around our local area later on in the term. (More information will be provided nearer the time).

We understand that your child coming into Reception can be a worrying time for parents but I can assure you that all children are happy and settled throughout the day. However, please feel free to speak to a member of the Early Years Team if you should have any concerns or individual worries.

Thank you

Miss R Smith (Reception Teacher)

Mrs Kunz (Nursery Nusre)

Miss S Smith (Teaching assistant)


Autumn 2017 Curriculum Map – Reception



Thank you all for your support with our new school uniform. I think you will agree that the children look extremely smart.

Polite reminders:

  • Please ensure that you write your child’s name clearly in each of their belongings. On the first day of Reception there were lots of brand new jumpers with no names in which makes it extremely difficult to return to the correct owner.
  • Please ensure your child bring a coat to school every day. In Reception we have continuous access to outdoor provision which remains open whatever the weather.
  • Please remember that shoes must be black school shoes and not trainers. Trousers must also be school trousers and not jogging style bottoms.


Our PE session will now take place on Friday morning so please ensure that your child has their kit available on this day. PE kits are kept on each child’s coat peg and are encouraged to remain in school. Again please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name. In Reception children are expected to get dressed independently, with minimal adult support so it would be appreciated if you could also practise this at home.


Please bring your child’s bookbag to school every day. This week the children have started bringing home library books which will be changed regularly. These books are for you to share with your child. Once your child is ready, they will be given a set of character words to learn off by heart which will enable them to read simple sentences independently. Children also make pictures and models for family members at home which will also be placed inside bookbags at the end of each school day.


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Year 6 Leavers Party
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Year 6 Leavers Party- more info to follow.

Year 6 Leavers Assembly
Jul 25 @ 10:42 am – 11:42 am

Year 6 Leavers Assembly- more info to follow.

Macmillan Coffee Morning- Cake Competition
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Macmillan Coffee Morning- Cake Competition- this event is open to Parents, Carers and the community.