Adel St John The Baptist

Reception Class

Morning Drop-off

Thank you for your support and patience in dropping your children off at school. We understand that the children entering the cloakroom independently may be quite different to what they were used to at nursery, however all children are ready to be independent in their morning routine of hanging up their things, changing in to their pumps, putting their water bottle away and entering the classroom.

3.15pm Pick-up

At 3.15pm, the children have been leaving the classroom via the ‘Garden’ door in to the Reception play area, one at a time. They are asked to sit patiently until we call their name when we can see their adult. We are getting quicker as we go! If someone new to us is picking up your child, or there is a change to the usual routine, please let us know at morning drop-off, via the office or by email.

At home-time and after school, please do not allow your children to play on the climbing frame or other equipment in the ‘Garden’ area or on the school field. This is for health and safety and insurance reasons. Thank you.

Reading Mornings

As of January 2024, Reading Mornings will be held on a Tuesday. Reading morning is an opportunity to come in to the classroom with your child and share a book together. Reading Morning will start 8.50am and finish at 9.10am.

Outdoor Learning

In Reception we love to be outside in our garden, exploring on the field or visiting our Conservation Area. We try to go outside in all weathers (and particularly enjoy the rain!) so, if you haven’t already, please provide your child with an all-in-one waterproof suit or a waterproof coat and trousers, along with wellies to avoid lovely new uniforms from becoming not-so-lovely. These would be best left in school if possible please. Please provide a named coat hanger on which we can hang the wet waterproofs! Thank you. For indoors, we ask that each child keeps their pair of pumps in school, we will send these home at the end of a term for you to check their fit. Please name everything that comes in to school. 


Reception’s PE days will be on a Tuesday & Wednesday. Please can all children come to school in their PE kit on their designated PE days. 

 Milk and Water Bottles

The children have a snack (fruit or vegetable) each day and are always encouraged to try all new foods. They will also receive cow’s milk each day until they turn 5. This will begin at the start of the children’s first full week of school, Monday 18th September. If you would prefer your child not to have milk, please let the school know. Once children are 5, their milk will need to be paid for as outlined in previous information received. Please be aware that there is a delay between your payment happening and your child being added to our school milk order. Children have access to their water bottles throughout the day and are encouraged to drink regularly. Please ensure children have their names on their water bottle and bring fresh water to school each day. The children are able to re-fill their bottle throughout the school day as needed.


After receiving a menu in your child’s book bag, please select a food choice for each day with your child and return to school the following Monday in order for us to process their lunches. Please ensure your child’s menu is named before returning them to school.

Book Bags

It is helpful if children can bring a book bag to school each day so they can bring home drawings and books etc. We would also appreciate a spare set of underwear and socks being kept in your child’s bag. This could be in a spare bag, left on your child’s peg, or inside their book bag.


Monday – Miss Griffin & Miss Smith

Tuesday- Miss Griffin & Miss Smith

Wednesday- Miss Griffin, Mrs Milne & Miss Smith

Thursday- Mrs Milne & Miss Smith

Friday- Mrs Milne & Miss Smith


As of Wednesday 13th September, you should have received your invitation to log on to ‘Tapestry’. This will be where you can see your child’s individual learning and progress recorded. Further information will be on our class page on the school website as well as weekly blog updates about our whole class learning and experiences.

Our email addresses are given below. Please be aware that we may not be able to check these when we are teaching the children but we will aim to get back to you as soon as we can.




Week beginning 7.11.22

Posted: Nov 11, 2022 by: Reception (gquinn) on: Reception Class Blog

Rosie and Jim seem to have been having a great time at all of the homes they have visited. Thank you so much for adding such wonderful photographs, videos and comments to Tapestry. The children have enjoyed sharing their experiences of how they looked after them with the class. Some great communication and language skills have been shown, particularly when asking and answering questions. We are adding these uploads to Rosie and Jim’s diary, kept on our display wall. Thank you again for all of the support in this, we have loved seeing them!

This week we have enjoyed painting pine cones, creating poppies on the computers, doing yoga and singing lots of new songs!

We will be holding a ‘Family Morning’ on Thursday 1st December at 8.50-9.15am (in place of reading morning) to share some of our learning from our ‘Marvellous Me’ topic. You and any other family members including younger siblings or grandparents are welcome. We hope you can make it! To further our learning in this, we are beginning to talk about our lives so far, particularly looking back in to the past. Please could you and your child choose a photograph of them as babies and upload it to Tapestry. We will be talking about when we were younger, how babies might need similar things to help keep them healthy, happy and safe and also playing a ‘guess who?’ game! Thank you.

Our nativity roles have been allocated (Reception are horses, donkeys and cows!) and slips have come home tonight to inform you of your child’s part and costume requirements. You may start to bring these in from Monday, with the deadline being Friday 25th November. Please name everything that comes in to school. Thank you.

We have had many children without new reading books this week as last week’s have not been returned either on Thursday or today. Please remember to bring both books back on a Thursday for them to be changed. Thank you.

Congratulations to Ivannah and James who received certificates at our Celebration Assembly today.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Quinn, Miss Riches and Miss Kane


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