Reception 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Reception
Welcome to Reception's class page. It is important to check this page weekly as all information such as letters, dates and photographs will be posted here.
We are looking forward to getting to know you all and share new experiences together and hope that both you and your child/children will feel very welcome here at St. Bede’s. The first half term in Reception will be very busy with everybody learning new routines and enjoying making lots of new friends.
Arrangements for coming to school
MORNING DROP OFF
Members of staff will greet pupils at the top of the school drive, where they will be directed to another member of staff and then to the designated entrance for them to enter school. The start to the school day will be staggered to avoid too many adults and children gathering together. To allow families to drop off children in different year groups, arrival and entrance into school will be staggered by surname
Surname R - Z drop off between 8.45 – 8.55
Surname H - Q drop off between 8.55 – 9.05
Surname A - G drop off between 9.05 – 9.15
PICK UP AT THE END OF THE DAY – Please be prompt
Pupils must be collected bubble by bubble at the following times:
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 – 3.00pm
Year 3 and Year 4 - 3.10pm
Year 5 and Year 6 - 3.20pm
If you have to collect more than one child, please arrive at the pick-up time for your oldest child and the other family members will be brought out to you. If your child is going home with someone other than a parent/carer please make sure you inform the member of staff at the door in the morning or contact the school office
Please follow the one-way system in place at the end of each day.
Walk down the path, into the carpark and enter into the school playground via the main gates. Wait in a playground space allocated to your year group, whilst observing social distancing. Pupils will be sent out to you in the playground.
Leave the school grounds promptly via the usual pathway and walk up the drive.
The school drive way will be coned off and vehicles will be prohibited from driving up or down at this time of day.
To reduce numbers on site, please limit the collection of your child to one adult, where possible.
Children should come back to school in full uniform. Autumn 1 uniform can be either summer uniform or winter uniform. For details, please visit the 'Parents' tab of the website and look at the 'uniform shop' - 'school uniform guide'. It is essential that ALL uniform is named as we will be unable to rummage through the lost property at this time. Please also consider short sleeved shirts to enable easier handwashing
WHAT TO BRING INTO SCHOOL:
Water bottle – named and filled with clean water each day.
Coat or hat - (depending on the weather) which must be named.
PE Kits - PE kits will be sent home at the end of the half term (if they get very dirty we will send them home before!) To avoid us sending home someone else’s belongings, please can you ensure that you label all of your child’s school clothing. As I am sure you can appreciate, it is very difficult to match up the correct clothing to the child when they all look the same!
PLEASE NOTE: Unlike the rest of the pupils who will come to school in their PE kit on their PE days, Reception children will still get changed for PE in school. Learning to get changed is one of the EYFS learning objectives and is therefore an important skill.
Spare underwear – Please put spare underwear in the PE bag just in case of any accidents!
Wellington Boots - Please also remember that your child needs a pair of named wellington boots that will remain in school.
You may also bring the following, if you wish:
A pencil case to remain in school - This must be named, plastic and wipable. You do not need to fill the pencil case as every child will be given their own resources.
Hand sanitiser or soap if your child cannot use those provided in school. This can be kept in their tray or by the sink but must be labelled with their name.
A packed lunch in a named lunchbox, if your child is not having a school meal. Please note that Reception and KS1 children are all entitled to a free school meal.
.WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Book bag or rucksack - for the time being. The children will be given reading books to read in class, but we hope to be able to send books home soon.
Money for snack - as free fruit is available for our children at morning break.
Toys or items to 'share'.
Make sure that you look at your child’s Learning Journey via the Tapestry website; this will keep you up to date with what they are learning in school. Please remember that you can add your own comments, photos and videos of what your child is doing at home onto Tapestry. We love to read all about the exciting things that have happened at home and all of the WOW moments you notice. You will have already received an email to sign up!
In Reception we have daily phonics sessions. Phonics teaches children letter sounds which then enables them to blend and segment sounds together to help them learn to read and write. We will begin with Phase 1 which helps children to develop their listening skills, differentiation between sounds and start to orally blend sounds together before moving on to Phase 2.
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