Welcome to Reception 2019 - 2020

 Reception Team:    Miss Haugh - Gruffalo Class Teacher        Mrs Weddell - Gruffalo Nursery Nurse  

Miss Yetkil - Elmer Class Teacher             Miss Haugh - Elmer Nursery Nurse  

Learning Support Assistant - Ms Barry


Mary's Meals fundraising 

Last week Reception & Year 5 made Blueberry Porridge squares to celebrate World Porridge Day and raise money and awareness for Mary's Meals. Parents and carers have been very generous and we have raised a total of £170.71. It cost £13.90 to feed a child with Mary's Meals for an entire year. This means we can help 12 children, 1 for each month of the year. Thank you so much for all your support.

World Porridge Day (Thursday 10th October 2019)

Today is World Porridge Day! To celebrate and to fundraise for Mary's Meals, buddies in Reception and Year 5 made some delicious blueberry porridge bars together. We learnt that it costs just £13.90 to feed a child with Mary's Meals for an entire year. If you would like to make a donation to Mary's Meals, please send it in an envelope to your child's teacher by Wednesday 16th October 2019. All money raised will go straight to Mary's Meals charity. 

John Henry Newman 

Reception have been learning about John Henry Newman. We showed the children a picture & asked who they thought he was. Some of the responses were: a King, God, genie or Fr Mark! We then learnt that he was a very important man in the Church and he will become a Saint on Sunday.

Outdoor painting

Reception had so much fun today painting flowers on clear plastic. We have put our art work up outside our classrooms in the outdoor area. Come and take a look at our wonderful paintings!

Welcome liturgy

We held our very special Welcome Liturgy this morning for parents of Reception children and other parents and children new to our school this year. Parents were invited to light a candle as a symbol of their child and the light they bring to our school.


Reception had so much fun at our Bounce workshop this afternoon. 

First full week in Reception

Reception have had a very busy first full week at school. Take a look at some of of our photos. The children should sleep well for you this weekend!!

We look forward to welcoming our new children and their families to our school community. 

First day of school

The first day of school can be hard for mum and dad. 
Part of you feels excited, the other part feels sad.
For many years you've held their hand and been their loving guide.
Now you know the time has come to leave them by our side.
But it's only for a little while, as your child will learn and grow.
And at the end of every day, they will share with you all they know.
So as you walk away, don't worry anymore.
We'll take care of all those precious gifts, when you leave them at the door. 

Dates for your diary
Thursday 26th September at 9am – Reception curriculum meeting
Wednesday 2nd October at 9am – Welcome liturgy for new parents
Wednesday 9th or Thursday 10th October – Parent teacher consultations for reception parents.

Information on phonics and fun games to play.