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Ravenstone Primary School

Reception Information

Welcome to Reception

We have two classes in our Reception team, Jessie's Class and Georgie's Class. Tara and Maftuha are our wonderful support staff. 

 Our email addresses are:

Please click here for our timetable.

 Class Names
The classes will be known as RC and RR

Significant Person
During our first week of school we will be talking about who inspires us all and deciding on a group of inspirational people with the children. We will update you as soon as possible as the children's input into this is essential. 

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!

RC has PE on Mondays and RR has PE on Wednesdays.

Dance and Music 

RC and RR have dance or music lessons on Tuesdays. Dance and Music will alternate each half term. If it is your child's turn to have dance, they will need their PE kits please. 

Autumn 1    RR - Dance   RC - Music 

Autumn 2    RR - Music   RC - Dance 

Spring 1       RR - Dance   RC - Music 

Spring 2       RR- Music   RC - Dance 

Summer 1    RR - Dance   RC - Music 

Summer 2    RR - Music   RC - Dance 

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 book bag each day. 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. We will start to issue these books in week 5 of the Autumn Term.  These books will be issued to the children on a Thursday (along with the reading record) and must be returned on the following Monday at drop off time in the morning. If these books are damaged or lost you will be sent a letter asking for you to provide money to replace them. 

Sharing Books
In Reception we love sharing books with each other and highly value reading for pleasure at bedtime or anytime. These books are just to share with your child for fun. You may read to them, with them or they can read them to you later on in the year. Children will be given their opportunity to change and take home these books on Mondays and Fridays. 

Home Learning
Home Learning books and task will be sent home each Friday. Please check your child's book bags for them. Please complete and return the Home Learning books by the Wednesday of the following week.  

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, termly or for the whole year. 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 gate and door are open from 8.30-8.45. If you arrive after this time, please bring your child to the main office.  At the end of the day we open the gate at 3.05 and will dismiss children between 3.05 and 3.10. Thank you 

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.  

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

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

We teach Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised for our daily phonics lessons. Please see link below for more information 

 Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised