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Reception Class information page 2023 - 2024

Mrs Ramsden

Miss Choi

              Welcome to Reception


Welcome to Reception. We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning with you.Your teachers in Reception are Mrs Ramsden and Miss Choi.
School begins at 8.40am and finishes at 3.10pm. It is of such importance to ensure your child arrives promptly and avoids being marked as late or missing key learning. Please work with us to ensure attendance and punctuality remain priorities.
Shortly your children will be bringing a reading for pleasure book home. This is a book chosen by them for you to read to them and talk about the pictures, what they like about the book and also ask questions as you read about what they have just heard. At this stage we are not expecting your child to read this book. 
Reception's day for changing their reading for pleasure book is a Monday. This term your children will start to read pupils' online ebooks which will also be renewed on a Monday. Please ensure this ebook is read online by your child at least 3 times a week and their reading record is signed. 
Class rules
In Reception, we work hard collaboratively to always endeavour to follow our class rules. These are; 
  • to use kinds hands and feet
  • to be kind and caring
  • to put our hand up when we wish to say something
  • to always walk around school

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Your child needs to bring a PE kit in a drawstring bag as we do not have room for rucksacks on our pegs. PE kits consist of white shorts, a blue school T-shirt and pumps or trainers. Please try to avoid lace up trainers unless your child is already able to tie them independently. If it is cooler, your child can also wear their school jumper and navy or black leggings or joggers.

Please ensure all clothes are labelled (inclusing vests)as clothes easily get mixed up as your child starts to learn to dress and undress independently and has to organise their own belongings. Belongings cannot be returned if they are not named. 


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This term your child will be looking at two books for Literacy. The first book we will be looking at is Peace at Last by Jill Murphy. This story gives your children the opportunity to engage in story times and be involved with the oral retelling of the story, using new vocabulary learnt throughout each lesson. The new vocabulary that your child will be learning will support their reading journey, starting with reading individual letters and blending them into words. Your child will use their knowledge of this book to begin to write some letters accurately and write labels to support their understanding. This book will also link to the seven areas of development for your child, providing them with a wide range of opportunities to explore this book in further detail.

The second book your child will be looking at this term is The Three Little Pigs by Mara Alperin. This book will further support your child’s understanding around engaging in different story times, whilst developing their familiarity and knowledge about it. Your children will be using their phonics knowledge taught throughout the year to identify and read different words in the book and blending the sounds into words. Your children will be further developing their writing skills throughout this book, where they will begin to write captions and labels for the story.

What to bring to school

A water bottle will need to be brought to school everyday filled with water only. This item must please be named. Your children will be offered milk at snack time but will have access to their water bottles throughout the day.

A sun hat or raincoat will be required depending on the weather. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed approrpaitely for the weather that day. Please apply sun cream on your child before they come to school as we are unable to put it on for them. 

You can send a pair of wellies into school which can stay on our wellie rack if you would like to. Please make sure these are named. If you don't have spare wellies, please ensure on wet days your child comes to school in wellies as we try to go outside everyday and wellies allow the children more freedom to play when it's wet. 


Please label every item of uniform your child comes to school in, especially cardigans and jumpers and check regularly as they often fade in the wash if it has been written on in pen. Please include coats and shoes in your labelling as the children often have the same ones as a friends. 

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