Welcome to Reception! We hope you have all had a fun filled summer holiday, and are looking forward to the coming academic year as much as we are. We wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you back and give you some information about the year ahead.


In Reception, children are able to make use of the outside area each day. Could we please ask that you ensure that your child has weather appropriate clothes. Could we also ask that you write your child’s name in their school uniforms to ensure that they are easily identifiable.


Your child will be given a reading book which will be changed every week. We will collect them in every Thursday and send a new book home on Friday.


We will be using learning journeys throughout the year, where we will follow the children’s progress in their learning. You will be invited into school at different points of the year to review these with your child and the staff.


Each half term, we will be learning about a different topic. This half term, our topic will be ‘All About Me’, where we will be learning all about ourselves and our families. For each topic, we will ask that children take part in a project with you at home. This half term, we would like you to create a family tree at home for the children to bring in and display in our classroom. This can be done in any way you wish; it’s completely up to you!


If there is anything that you would like to discuss at any point, please feel free to make an appointment to speak to a member of staff.


We can’t wait to get started!