Reception

Welcome to Reception!

We can’t believe how quickly your children have become fully-fledged members of St Wilfrid’s school. It is lovely to have classrooms full of laughter and observe the enthusiasm for their learning.

There are so many things to remember when your child starts school, so we hope that the information below will be useful.

This term our big question is ‘What makes us special?’ The children have already created the most amazing collages of themselves. Obviously the most important aspect of this term is settling in, learning new routines, engaging with their new environment and most importantly making new friends.

Our focuses for the Autumn will be: understanding the concept of numbers, combining numbers and subitising. We will be practising our fine and gross motor skills, lots of speaking and listening to help us be ready for writing.

Winter is Coming

Thank you for ensuring your child comes to school in a coat every day. The children have the opportunity to go outside all the time (in all weather conditions) so please ensure they are dressed appropriately.

It would be a great help to your child if they can practise putting on their coat and doing it up. We are always here to help but it is important to enable them to become independent. 

As we are always outside (even in the rain) please can you provide a pair of named wellies for your child to always keep at school.

Please can you ensure that all of your child’s clothing is named including their surname.

Snacks and Drinks

The children are provided with a piece of fruit or vegetable each day. We do encourage them to try this however should your child like to bring in a snack we do allow healthy fruit and vegetables from home. Please ensure any snacks are both nut and egg free.

As we are a healthy school, we request that the children have only water in their water bottles. We are constantly reminding the children to have drinks all day.

Reading

We hope that your child is enjoying bringing home a storybook each week. Thank you for ensuring that their book comes back each Friday. Your child will continue to bring home a story book each week until the end of Reception.

Just to let you know that in a few weeks time your child will also be bringing home a school reading book. We will send another note to you at that time.

Our Wish List

The children are beginning to explore our junk modelling area. We would really appreciate any donations of any small cardboard boxes (anything smaller than a tissue box), cardboard cylinders, clean egg cartons, etc. Please send them in a carrier bag.

Date For Your Diary

Thank you for all your cooperation and support over the last few weeks.  

We would like to invite you to come and visit your child's learning environment at 3.00pm on Wednesday 29th September. 

This will provide an opportunity for your child to show you around their new classroom and outside learning area. 

They will be creating their own invitation for you which will be sent home in due course. 

To avoid too much congestion, we would request that a maximum of two adults per child attend. 

Please see SchoolPing for more information regarding the visit. 

If at any point you have a message for your child’s teacher, please contact us through the year group email: yearR@stwilfrids-hh.school

We look forward to a wonderful year ahead!

 

Many thanks,

The Reception Team