Reception 2019 - 2020

Miss Barlow

Mrs Rea

Welcome to Reception's class page



Teachers & Teams

Mrs Till (Class Teacher) – Red Team

Miss Welch (Class Assistant) - Yellow Team 

Miss Graystone (Student Teacher) 

Mrs Clarkson (PPA cover on a Friday)


Mrs Rea (Class Teacher) – Blue Team

Miss Reed (Class Assistant) – Green Team

Miss Hemingway (1:1 assistant) 

Mrs Gray (PPA cover on a Friday)


*Our first PE lesson will be on Monday 16th September. 
PE will be on a Monday morning, please ensure your child has their PE bag in school at all times, we will send these home at half term for a wash.  

Reading Challenge

*Childrens reading diaries and a lilac reading book will be sent home on Monday 9th September. The lilac books encourage children to tell a story using the pictures.
Children in Reception are expected to read at home at least 5 times per week.  For each time they read and it is recorded in their school planner (signed by an adult), they receive a stamp.  When they complete the 5 reading sessions per week, they gain a sticker.  If they receive 12 stickers by the end of the Autumn term (one for each week at school with an allowance of two weeks where the full reading quota may not have been met), they will be included in the Reading Treat.  This is where the children choose their activity for an afternoon at the end of the term and also receive a certificate.

Other messages: 

  • A big thank you to all of the parents that have stood back and let their child come into school independently. We really encourage independence in Reception and appreciate your support - Thank You! 


  • We hope you have all received your Learning book log in details and have managed to have a look at what your child has been doing at school. Thank you to those parents who have commented on and added to their child's Learning book this is fantastic to see!
  • We are also inviting parents to our Phonics Evening on 26th September. 


  • MYSTERY READER. As a school we have moved our whole school celebration assembly to 2.40 on a Friday.  Therefore, we will have to change our mystery reader day to a Thursday- apologies!  Therefore, on Thursday's at 2:45 we like to have a Mystery Reader in our class to read to the children.You will usually come to the office and sign in as a visitor.Also, please bring 2/3 of your favourite books to read. If this is something you would like to do please speak to your class teacher or write a note inside your child's diary to book in a Mystery Reader slot - the children absolutely love having mystery readers! 

Week Beginning 09.09.19

Another week has flown by again!  The children are becoming more and more independent as the days go on, putting their coats on pegs and remembering to put their book bags and water bottles away – well done! 

This week we have been showing off our number work and learning how to read stories using the pictures.  It is great to hear so many children talking about the stories they have read to their families at home so we want to say a big thank you for supporting your child with this and writing in their reading diary.  The children have been very excited to receive a stamp for each day that they have read.  Some children have received a sticker for reading 5 times this week which is amazing!




The children have also received a ‘Passport to Success’ in school this week and are working hard to earn ‘Air miles’ for working hard.  They have learnt that once they receive 50 Air Miles they will receive their ‘Short Haul’ Award, 100 Air Miles their ‘Mid Haul’ award and if they are working exceptionally hard by the end of the year they may even achieve a ‘Long Haul’ Award where they will receive a special prize school trip and be invited to an awards ceremony.  The children are very eager to impress and have been earning air miles all week which has been amazing!


We have also introduced ‘Dough Disco’ this week.  ‘Dough Disco' is a fun activity which combines the use of play dough with a series of hand and finger exercises designed to improve fine muscle control. By doing this we are strengthening our hands to help us to write! Each child is given a ball of play dough and copies hand movements to music.  The children have absolutely LOVED it!


The Body Coach, Joe Wicks has also been helping us this week to stay fit and healthy with his 5 minute HIIT workouts.  We will be encouraging the children to exercise every day to develop and increase their fitness and wellbeing.   Here is the link below...



The children have also learned about our pants being private.  We have had a class discussion about how our 'pants are private'.  Here is the NSPCC video they have watched.

Next week we will be starting phonics lessons and your child will receive handwriting homework to consolidate learning in school, we have sent home a folder for your child to enjoy decorating ready for Monday’s homework.  We would also love to see you all at our phonics evening on 26th September to help us support you child.


This week you should have received the log in details for your child’s Learning Book so that you can see what your child has been getting up to in school. 

Monday will also be our very first PE lesson.  We would appreciate it if you could let your child practise getting dressed and undressed in their uniform over the weekend to build up their confidence and independence ready for Monday! 

The website will be updated weekly to show you what we have been up to in Reception.  Have a lovely weekend, we look forward to seeing you on Monday. 

The Reception Team


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Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY

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