Reception News...September 2016 Welcome to school! We are very pleased to say that we have had a lovely first few weeks. All of the children have settled in well and are enjoying making new friends and getting to know their new environment. Already we have a few important notices... Book Bags Please could green book bags be returned to school EVERY DAY. Although the children may not have started on the school reading scheme we will be encouraging them to bring home a story of their choice to share with you; more information will be sent home about this soon. We also send letters home in reading bags and check them each day for any communication from home. Toys We have lots of toys at school and therefore discourage children from bringing toys from home. This prevents upset if they become lost or broken. You will soon receive information about ‘show and tell’ when your child will be encouraged to bring something from home to talk about to the class. PE Kit Please can you bring a PE kit for your child if you have not done so already? As we are hoping to use the outdoor space we would also like you to provide a warm top and jogging bottoms for your child to wear for PE. PE kits will be sent home each holiday to be washed. Water Bottles/Snack We would like to encourage ALL children to bring a water bottle to school. They need to go home each day to be refilled with water only please. The children have free access to their water bottles throughout school time. A fruit/vegetable snack is also available throughout the day which your child will be encouraged to eat. Reception Fund To enable us to provide an additional daily healthy snack, purchase ingredients for baking and offer regular enhancements to the curriculum we ask for a voluntary contribution of 50p per family. We suggest that this is paid half termly. Please could you send £3.50 for this half term or 50p weekly, into school in a named envelope, as soon as you are able. Outdoor Clothing To allow us to use the outside classroom in all weathers please could your child have a pair of wellingtons and waterproof trousers/coat to be kept in school. There is a lot of learning to experience outside in the rain, wind and snow! Finally... We are very keen to work in partnership with you. We will soon be inviting you to an informal information session about what we do in Reception. In the meantime please check the parent’s notice board in the cloakroom for information. If you would like to speak to us about your child we will always try to make the time to talk to you, but after school is the best time. Please make sure we are fully informed about any allergies, illness or ANYTHING which may affect your child. We very much look forward to working with your child and getting to know you. Yours sincerely, The Reception Team Meet the staff
Links & Resources Alphablocks Teach Your Monster to Read
St Chad's Church of England Primary Academy Northolme Avenue West Park Leeds West Yorkshire LS16 5QR Telephone: 0113 274 7110 Email: Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House Abbey Grange C of E Academy Butcher Hill Leeds LS16 5EA Telephone: 0113 275 7877 Email:
Company No.: 07705552