Welcome to Reception!

The children are settling in extremely well and are becoming familiar with new routines and exciting challenges.  Thank you for your patience when entering our classroom in the morning.  Now that the children are more familiar with our morning routine, please encourage your child to say goodbye in our cloakroom area and enter the classroom themselves.  This will hopefully allow the children to enter the classroom a little quicker! J


In the Reception team we have Miss Bough and Miss Allen.  We also have Mrs Wilson with us for the first two weeks.


Reception Class Routines

  • Book bags need to come in to school every day. Please hand them over to myself or Miss Allen in the morning.
  • If there are any changes, please indicate who will be collecting your child from school in their diary. We check diaries every day.
  • Water bottles are provided by school and will be sent home on a Friday and are to be returned the following Monday.
  • PE bags should come in on a Monday and remain in school all week.  They will be sent home every Friday.
  • All uniform should be labelled, including coats, shoes and PE kits.  This is very important as clothes do often end up on the wrong bodies during PE!


This half term our topic is ‘All About Us’.  Here we will concentrate on ourselves and our family and how we are all unique and special.  Sharing, ‘kind hands’ and respecting one another will also be a huge focus this half term and throughout the year.


From Monday 10th September we will be learning one new sound each day.  Your child will receive their own special ‘Challenge Book’ with sound challenges each day.  Please try to complete the challenges as much as possible as this really does make a huge difference to your child’s confidence.  More information will be provided on the first page of the book.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  You can catch me before school or at the end of the school day.  Alternatively, you can communicate through your child’s home/school diary.  I am certainly looking forward to an exciting and busy year with your children!


Best Wishes,


Miss Bough