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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Reception - Saint Mary

Welcome to Reception!

Our class saint is Mary: Mother of God.

The Reception team this year includes Miss Child, Mrs Szabo and Miss Arthur.  Miss Child is the class teacher and Mrs Szabo and Miss Arthur are the classes Teaching Assistants - all will be in class every day.

When we start school in September, we will be in our Reception bubble. For now, we will have lots of fun playing and learning inside our bubble but we won't be able to visit other parts of the school or see siblings and friends from other classes. We will have to be really brave and walk into school all by ourselves and will have to remember to wash our hands lots throughout the day. We are doing this to keep ourselves, our families, friends and teachers safe. Our bubble will be great fun, with lots of new toys for you to explore and lots of new friends to make.

We will have P.E. every Friday this term. This session will be taken by a professional coach from Signature Sports. On this day, your child will need to wear their P.E. kits into school (white shorts, red polo top and black plimsolls). It is really important that all pieces of uniform, not just P.E. kits but school jumpers etc. too, are labelled clearly with your child's name. For your child's safety it is also highly important that long hair is tied back and that no earrings are worn on P.E. days.  If for any reason earrings cannot be removed, you will need to provide your child with tape or plasters that can cover them instead. 

All children are provided with a piece of fruit or a vegetable every day, which they are welcome to eat during the morning session.  Up until their 5th birthday they are also entitled to a carton of milk at break time.  Water bottles are also encouraged in school, particularly in the warmer months. Juice/squash is NOT allowed in class.

Homework in Reception consists of:

  • Weekly spellings;

  • 1 or 2 reading books (changed every Monday);

  • Word pots to develop the children's segmenting and blending skills (changed every Tuesday);

  • Homework projects (twice every short term).

Reading books will be changed weekly.  Please ensure that you bring your child's book bag into school every day as we use every opportunity possible to read with your children.

Please visit our ClassDojo page which is updated regularly and if there is anything that you would like to ask or discuss please feel free to send a message via ClassDojo or speak to a member of the team to arrange a meeting with us.

Miss Child and the Reception Team!

Self-Care and Self-Regulation Resources - Clara B. Ford Academy

Please click on the attachments below to access the documents specifically for Reception. These documents will also be uploaded to our ClassDojo page.