Dear Parents and Carers, 

Welcome to Reception! Here, you will find all the information you need about Reception at Ovingham CE First School. 

Mrs Barber is our class teacher and we are lucky to have Miss Allen and Mrs Bell as our teaching assistants.


We are very lucky to have our Wednesday PE session delivered by Mr Lambert from the NUFC Foundation. We ask the children to bring their PE kit to school every Monday ready for our P.E session. This should be a white T-shirt and black shorts or jogging bottoms with plimsolls for indoor and trainers (or outdoor shoes) for outdoors. All uniform should be labelled, including coats, shoes and PE kits.  This is very important as clothes do end up on the wrong bodies during PE!

 Water bottles

Children in Reception are provided with their own school water bottle at the start of the year. Water bottles will be sent home on a Friday and need to be returned the following Monday. Spare water bottles can be purchased from Mrs Burnip for £1.50.

Outdoor shoes

We are fortunate to have beautiful grounds at Ovingham CE First School and we spend lots of time exploring the world around us, whatever the weather! We ask that children have a pair of wellies or outdoor shoes that are kept in school for these occasions. 

Reading books

On Mondays, children bring their book bags and diaries to school and are given a reading book to read at home throughout the week.  Book bags come into school again on Fridays to return books and take home another one for the weekend. 

Learning this term: 
Below, you will find further information about our learning in Reception.
Below, you will find more information about our Reception curriculum and the objectives to be covered throughout the year. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to chat to us at the start or end of the school day. Alternatively, you can communicate through your child's diary on a Monday or Friday or email us on
Mrs Barber, Miss Allen and Mrs Bell