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Reception

Our Spring Term Newsletter

The teachers this term are: Mrs Moore, Miss Gillbe and Mr Keys.

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Phillips, Miss Whiskin, Mrs Wilkin, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Smith, Miss White, Mrs Pennell, Miss Treen (Trainee Teacher).

Please check the red ‘Reception’ message board daily for any updates, news or information.  This is located opposite Miss Gillbe’s door by the percussion park.

Reading

Well done to all of you that are reading at home at least three times a week.  RHM have been lucky enough to win the Reading Bear a number of times, Miss Gillbe’s class have won it once but unfortunately Mr Keys’ class are yet to win it.  

If you read please remember to write in your child’s yellow reading record so we can make all reads count.

Reception’s reading café will be on Monday 27th January at 2:30, this is an opportunity to share some stories together!

Homework

For those of you that have encouraged your children to complete their homework, thank you.  We like to celebrate your child’s achievements, adventures and we use homework as a way of doing this.

We think they have been working really hard to recognise and write both their names and numbers.  If you haven’t already seen what they can do then please ask them to show you.

The children are trying their best to learn and recognise the High Frequency words in their Blue Word Books.  Some children have moved on to different sets but please remember this is not a competition, the more they learn the more it will assist them with their reading and writing.

PE

Please can you return your child’s PE kit to school by next Thursday.

The children will have PE on: Thursdays

Please ensure your child has a PE kit that remains in school.

The PE kit should contain:

  • A named bag
  • Round neck t-shirt (red or white)
  • Black shorts

The children do not need plimsolls at this stage (unless they want to wear them).

Jewellery, including earrings should not be worn for PE. Please note that we are not allowed to remove earrings or cover them with tape.

Trips

We had an amazing time on our trip to the Towngate Theatre and we enjoyed watching Dick Whittington.  We would like to say how well your children behaved and how sensible they were.

Reminder if your child is registered for free school meals at the office then there is not any charge for school trips.

Medication

If your child requires medication (this includes inhalers), please ensure these are named and are taken to the school office.

Open door policy:

At Northwick Park we operate an open door policy. Teachers will be on the door for any messages that you need to relay. Please inform us of any changes as to who is picking your child up from school. Don’t forget Busy Bears is available before and after school, between the hours of 7.15am and 6pm for your child. 

Please ensure you make Busy Bears aware if they are attending.

Forest School

Our forest school sessions start again.  Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their forest school clothes on the days below.  Children will change back into their school uniform after their session.

Due to the weather predicted for this season, please can you send your children into school wearing multiple layers.

RHM: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th January

RFG: 5th, 12th, 26th February and 4th March

RAK: 11th, 18th, 25th March and 1st April

WOW Moments

We have loved sharing your child’s special WOW moments with them and the class.

Please continue to send these in.  If you require more let your class teacher know.

Reminders:

  • All clothing should be clearly labelled – including hats and scarves
  • Please try your best to bring your child into school every day and on time. If you arrive after 8.55 am and the classroom door is shut they will need to come in via the office.
  • Please ensure your child has a coat with them in school every day due to the changes in weather and the Reception outside area always being used.
  • No toys from home are allowed in school.
  • Children are required to wear black school trousers and this does not include jeans.  If children are wearing leggings they also require a skirt as part of our uniform policy.
  • Please ensure all long hair is tied up.
  • As we get lots of ‘visitors’ (nits) in Reception can you please ensure you check and treat if required.
  • Please ensure your child’s book bag is in school EVERYDAY.

Dates

27th January – Reading Café at 2:30

17th February – 21st February           Half Term Holiday

25th February – Pancake Toss time to be advised

3rd March - Bedtime Stories at 5:30 – 6:00

5th March – World Book Day – Dress up as a favourite character from a book.

6th April – 17th April                            Easter Holiday