Support, Challenge, Inspire


Reception Key Information

Reception Teaching Staff :  

Mrs McConnell - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday       

Mrs Fowler- Thursday and Friday   

Mrs Thackeray - Nursery teacher  

Reception Support Staff :   

Mrs Greenwood, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Whitehouse, Miss Heathcote



Our learning this term...


Start and finish times:

Reception starts at 8:45 am and  finishes at 3:15 pm. At the start of each day children self register by writing their name independently, please support them by practising this activity at home. If you would like a copy of the name card they use in school for use at home, please just ask.

Class Dojo:

Please check Class Dojo regularly as we often send messages, updates and photographs. The class page will show what we have been learning each week and will provide important information about trips and additional activities within school. If you need help connecting on Class Dojo please ask Mrs McConnell or Mrs Thackeray.



Children will be provided with a healthy snack each day which they are able to choose to eat when they are hungry. There is no need to send a snack or drink in for your child in Reception class. Water is available all day for the children to access independently. 


Children will be provided with a free school dinner each day. You are able to order meals for your children in advance to ensure they will be happy to eat what they have chosen. There is also a salad bar which the children can choose for extra food to go with their main meal.

Reception Curriculum coverage- Stay up to date with our learning this year!!


Autumn 1 - All About Me
Autumn 2 - Autumn/Celebrations
Spring 1 - Winter/Journeys
Spring 2 - Animal Kingdom
Summer 1 - Growth
Summer 2 -Traditional Tales


PE Day :     Autumn 1 – Thursday

                    Autumn 2 – Thursday

                    Spring 1 – Thursday

                    Spring 2 – Thursday

                    Summer 1 – Thursday

                    Summer 2 – 

On their PE day, children are to come to school dressed in their uniform and we will change into PE kits for the lesson. For PE, children need: white T-shirt, black shorts and black pumps/trainers that they can fasten themselves. Please practise getting dressed and undressed into PE kit and uniform with your child at home as this will really support their independence at school.


Reading Books:  Each child will have an allocated day of the week where they will change their reading book in school. Please support your child by reading each night at home and returning their book each week on the correct day. Books will be sent out in the first few weeks of term.

Library Books:  Please bring in your child’s library book every Friday. On Friday afternoons the children visit our school library and choose a new book to take home for the week.