This week has been fantastic. The children are all settled and ready to begin learning lots of new things as we begin our first full time week, next week! This week we have enjoyed counting through number rhymes and reading exciting picture books together with lovely illustrations. Everybody has shown fantastic speaking and listening skills which we will be using lots throughout our reception journey.

We met our buddies this week and the children have shown such confidence playing together in our classroom. Their buddies will keep a look out for the children around school.

The curriculum overview for the year is downloadable from the Reception Curriculum & Parent Partnerships section of the website.

Here is a reminder of the timings of our school day which apply to us from Monday:
Arrival: 8.45-8.55am (10 minute window to drop your child off at our reception gate).
Pick up: 3.25pm

Please come in full PE kit on Monday as we will begin PE lessons next week. Our 2 PE days are Monday and Friday. Please do not wear any jewellery on PE days (most importantly no earrings as we are unable to take them out) and no laces unless the children can tie them theirself.

I hope to have confirmation of photo permission by next week so I can pop our photos on the website, then you can see how much fun the children are having in school!

Upcoming dates

23.09.19 - Welcome assembly - Reception will be officially welcomed to Our Lady’s, a letter came home about this so please make sure you have returned the slip so we know whether to expect you there!

26.09.19 - European languages day - Reception are studying England. Please could the children come dressed in the colours of the England flag on this day.

31.10.19 - Maths day - We ask the children to come dressed in a number theme, there are lots of ideas online for this.

We hope you have a lovely weekend,

Miss Dixon and Mrs Mahoney

AuthorLeanne Dixon

What a lovely first week we have had in Reception. Thank-you all for taking the time to come to our parent meetings at the beginning of the week, it has been lovely getting to know you all. 

The children have blown everybody away this week with their fantastic listening and exploration skills! They have been very busy in their new classroom. We have enjoyed sharing stories together, working away in the vets, making food in the home corner, painting self portraits and playing games, the children have displayed great confidence and kindness towards one another.

We have taken lots of photos of our first couple of days in Reception, once I have confirmation regarding photo permission, I will pop photos on the website.

Dates for your diary:

26.9.10 - European Languages Day - Year 1 will be studying Italy. We are asking children to come dressed in the colours of the flag that day - so red, white and green please! As fancy or simple as you like!

31.10.19 - Maths Day. Please can the children come dressed in a number theme - again as fancy or simple as you like! A t-shirt with numbers written on or shapes or come as a famous mathematician! Have fun with the theme.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Dixon and Mrs Mahoney

AuthorLeanne Dixon