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Welcome to Reception






We are delighted with how well the children have settled over the last few weeks. It is lovely to see them enjoying their learning and making new friends.

We are currently doing baseline assessments with the children, these help us to find out what your child knows already, enabling us to then work on their next steps. Your input that is recorded on the ‘What your child can do’ sheet will greatly help with this. If they could be returned as soon as possible we would greatly appreciate it.

Below is more information about Reception.



Reception’s PE day is Tuesday. Our first lesson will take place on Tuesday 29th September. Children will need to come to school every Tuesday in their PE kits.

For PE children will need to wear:

  • a white t-shirt
  • navy jogging bottoms (navy shorts can be worn in the warmer weather)
  • black pull on pumps – no laces please
  • children will still need to wear a school cardigan or jumper

Outdoor learning

Children access the outdoor area every day so please ensure they wear suitable outdoor clothing, dependent on the weather.


Please ensure that your child's clothing is labelled with their name, particularly jumpers and cardigans. 



School provides the children with a healthy snack everyday so no food, other than packed lunches, must come into school.

Water bottles

Please continue to send your child to school every day with a water bottle. Please ensure the bottles are clearly named.


We ask that children do not bring any type of toy into school. This is particularly important at the moment due to COVID-19.

School bags

Children need to bring a bag to school every day, preferably a book bag. This is for any work which goes home, library books and for children to put their jumpers/cardigans into, if they decide to take them off. Due to COVID-19 please only send one bag into school.

Contacting school

If you need to speak to a member of staff please telephone the school office on 0121 464 2881 and we will call you back.

Lunch boxes

As a school that encourages healthy eating can we please ask that you do not provide sweets or chocolate in your child’s lunch box.

Reading books

Children are taught letter sounds, blending and the reading of sentences using Read, Write, Inc. Reading books will be sent home at the relevant point within the scheme.

Parent workshops are usually held in school but due to COVID-19 these will be unable to take place.

We will send home more information shortly about RWI and how you can help your child at home.

Library books

Every week your child will have the opportunity to choose a library book to bring home. This is a great opportunity for you to share and read a book of your child’s choosing.

More details will follow shortly.


The children will continue to be doing lots of fun learning over the next half term, both indoors and outdoors.

Please continue to check on the school website for more information about the children’s learning and resources they can use at home.

Thank you again for your continued support.

Kind regards


Miss Hatfield, Mrs Mason and Mrs Titchen

Useful websites to support learning

Reception Induction Video

Information video for parents and children who are joining us in September.

Social story for children returning to Reception