At the bottom of this page is a list of useful documents to help your child during Reception.
Welcome to Reception! We are looking forward to a busy and enjoyable year with your children. They are very excited to be part of St. Edward’s family and have settled in so well.
During the year we will be going on walks around our school and our local area to see how the world changes throughout the seasons, so be ready with your wellies!
Our wonderful new Oxford Reading Tree reading books will be brought home every day. We know lives are busy but it really helps if children read on a regular basis. These books are wordless to begin with. Please don’t feel that you have to complete a book each time you read –it’s fine to take 2 or 3 nights. If you feel your child needs to read the book again please let us know by making a comment in their reading record book. We will try to change the books 3 times a week– if you have signed to say that they are ready to change their book.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday and we ask that you return it on the following Friday. It will be a worksheet in a book and will link with our learning from that week. It is a lovely opportunity to continue the learning at home.
Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. If your child wears earrings, please could we ask that these aren’t worn on PE days. Girls who wear tights will have to take them off for PE so please provide a spare pair of socks in their PE bags.
Show and Tell is on Mondays. Please don’t send anything too valuable or breakable and please don’t send in anything that is alive! The children will bring home a letter when it is their turn and will be asked some questions about what they have brought in.
The two Weekend Bears live in our classroom but they get lonely at weekends and do like to visit the children at home! They do like to be invited to special events e.g. weddings, parties, etc but are also quite happy to come and have a “normal” weekend with you. If they haven’t been invited anywhere we do have a rota to ensure they visit you all! The children are asked to complete a sheet and in the past we have had photos, postcards, drawings, cinema tickets stuck on! The children share their weekend news with the class on a Monday.
We want your children to feel happy in class and to enjoy to coming to school. If there is anything at all that is worrying them, or worrying you please pop in and see us. If it’s just a quick question then morning is fine, if you need a little longer than home time is better,
Mrs Turner, Mrs Cross and Mrs Young