Welcome to Reception.
We have two classes in our Reception team, Cassandra's Class and Isobel's Class. Carole and Tara are our wonderful support staff.
Our email addresses are:
Please click here for our welcome presentation
Please click on the links below for each classes timetable.
Below is the link for both classes reading days
Autumn Term Curriculum Map
This term our topic work will be split between stories written by Julia Donaldson and 'People Who Help Us'
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Early Years talk on Friday. 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.
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!
RA: This half term Cassandra's class will have PE and Music on Tuesdays (so the children need to wear their PE kits on that day).
RM: This half term Isobel's class will have Dance on Tuesdays and PE on Wednesdays (so the children must wear their PE kits to school on both Tuesday and Wednesday).
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.
The Everywhere Bear:
If your child brings home the class bear for the weekend, it needs to come back to school on Monday.
Home Learning Books: (homework)
These have information about what we have done during the week and some optional tasks to complete over the weekend. This will be sent home on Friday and should be returned on Wednesday. Please remember to always bring your child’s book bag every Friday.
Children can now bring in a designated book bag. This is so the children can take home books to share from the class library. This should be empty except for reading books and home learning books to ensure that there is a reduced chance of books being damaged. Your child will have the opportunity to take home a different storybook from the classroom every day if they have their book bag.
Take Home Reading Books:
Must to be returned on your child's allocated reading day.Take Home Reading Books are the levelled reading books that children will be issued with. They will be collected and issued on your child's allocated day. If these books are damaged or lost you will be sent a letter asking for you to provide money to replace them.
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.
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.
Isobel's class is RM or Kahlo Class after the artist Frida Kahlo
Cassandra's class is RA or Parks Class after the activist Rosa Parks
External trips and internal visits are currently suspended, we will hopefully be able to re-instate these soon.
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 via email: