Welcome to Reception
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 already completely competent in the morning routine of hanging up their things, changing in to their pumps, putting their water bottle and book bags in trays, and entering the classroom.
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 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
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. For indoors, we ask that each child keeps a pair of pumps in school. Please name everything that comes in to school.
We will begin our PE sessions on Wednesday 28th September, where your children will be taking part in ‘Movement Play’ focusing on sensory opportunities linked to brain development in children up to age seven as well as more structured physical education. All the children will come to school in their PE kit on their designated PE day. Reception’s PE days will be Wednesday & Thursday. Information of what to wear is in your Adel St John Handbook.
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 milk each day until they turn 5, if you would prefer your child not to have milk, please let me 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 them to school each day.
After receiving a menu, please choose 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.
It is helpful if children can bring a book bag (or alternative) 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.
Monday – Miss Riches & Miss Kane
Tuesday- Miss Riches & Miss Kane
Wednesday- Miss Riches, Miss Kane, Mrs Quinn & Miss Smith
Thursday- Mrs Quinn & Miss Kane
Friday- Mrs Quinn & Miss Kane
You should have received your invitation to log on to Tapestry. This will be where you can see your child’s learning and progress recorded. Further information will be on our class page on the school website and we will also be posting updates about our whole class on our class blog.
Our email addresses are given below. Please be aware that we may not be able to check these when we are teaching the children.
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to working with you and your children over the coming year.
Week beginning 21.11.22
Posted: Nov 25, 2022 by: Reception (gquinn) on: Reception Class Blog 2022-23
Rosie and Jim are still being brilliantly looked after. They are providing us with daily conversations about keeping healthy, happy and safe. Some brilliant ideas have been shared, thank you! This week we had a special table for them in our classroom with lots of extra ideas to discuss as well as a giant mouth with matching giant toothbrush!
This week we have enjoyed: creating a timeline in our classroom, discussing our own lives as babies in the past, looking at our baby photos and guessing who’s who, exploring old and new toys, thinking of quiz questions for older generations about their time at school and reading the story of the treasured toy, Dogger!
We have also liked: talking about things that are special to us, exploring ‘Minimash’ in the computing suite, singing with our friends in Year One and Year Two, using our muscles to make cinnamon dough, investigating number in our maths area and creating our own activities in our outdoor garden!
We have used our phonics knowledge to help us finish writing our Family Morning invitations for Thursday 1st December (8.50-9.15). Our phonics is coming along nicely, thank you for your support in reading at home. We are also impressed with the progress in writing, particularly when forming cursive letters. Well done, children!
Thank you for providing the children with their nativity costumes. Our preparation is well under way.
Next Tuesday will be our first walk to church for advent!
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs Quinn, Miss Riches and Miss Kane