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Ravenstone Primary School

Reception Information

Welcome to Reception

We have two classes in our Reception team, Cassandra's Class and Alana's Class. Muftuha and Tara are our wonderful support staff. 


Our email addresses are:

Please click on the links below for each classes timetable.

Cassandra's Class Timetable

Alana's Class Timetable

Class Names
The classes will be called by different names. They will either be R for Reception and the first letter of the teachers’ surname and/or they will be called by the classes’ significant person.

Significant Person
Cassandra's class is RA or Parks Class after Rosa Parks
Alana's class is RW or James Class after LeBron James  

The weather is very unpredictable so the children need to come in with clothing appropriate to the day (eg coats if its going to be chilly and rain coats if it's going to rain).  Just to reassure you, as the days grow colder we will always send the children out to play with their coats on and done up. However, they do not always keep them on!

RB:  This half term (Autumn 2) Cassandra's class will have Dance on Tuesday and PE on Thursday (so the children must wear their PE kits to school on both Tuesday and Thursday).

RW:  This half term (Autumn 2) Alana's class will have Music on Tuesday and PE on FRIDAY (so the children must wear their PE kits to school on Friday).

On PE and Dance days, please send your child in wearing their kit (t-shirt, jogging bottoms/leggings and wearing trainers), with their uniforms in a bag to change into afterwards. 


Children must bring in a designated book bag. This is so the children can take home books to share from the class library as well as their reading practice books to read with an adult each week. This should be empty except for the reading practice book, reading record and choice books to ensure that there is a reduced chance of books being damaged.

Reading Practice Books
These are books that are decodable reading books that children will be issued with weekly. These books will be issued to the children on a Thursday (along with the reading record) and must be returned on the following Tuesday at drop off time. If these books are damaged or lost you will be sent a letter asking for you to provide money to replace them. 

The Everywhere Bear
If your child brings home the class bear for the weekend, it needs to come back to school on Monday.

Information and On-going Updates
Please remember to clearly label every item of clothing your child wears to school particularly hats, scarves and gloves as the weather gets colder. Please make sure that every item of clothing that comes into school is named, so that they are less likely to get lost.

Reception Fund
We also ask for your support in contributing £1 per week to the Reception Fund. This enables us to buy a few extras eg food for our class cooks and ingredients for making playdough, to support your children’s learning. If you are able to contribute, you can do this weekly (£1), half-termly (£7, £7, £6, £6, £5 & £7) or for the entire year (£38). We thank you very much in advance for your assistance.

Start & End of the day
Please remember to stay on the outside of the gate at the start and the end of the day. This is to support your child's developing their independence and for children’s safety. Please remember that at the start of the day our main focus is the children and we will not be able to have time to have an extended conversation.

The best place to find out information is on the website. We update the Reception section every week and include a synopsis of the week and a preview of the week to come. All information about dates can be found on the calendar.

Again, if there is anything that you would like to check or questions you would like to ask, please don't hesitate to contact the class teachers.  

Welcome presentation

Please click here for our welcome presentation

 Autumn Term Curriculum Map

Watch this space

Curriculum Overview Autumn Term

If you would like some more information for parents please click here.

(please click on links to access some more resources)

RavenCHAT first session 



How we teach tricky words

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2

EY Presentations

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Early Years talk last year. It was lovely to see so many of you there.  If you couldn't make it or would like to watch it again, it is available here: Click Here

Please watch Mr. Davidson's presentation on Ravenstone phonics by clicking here.

Please watch our presentation on teaching maths in the Early Years.  Click here.