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Reception – Miss Robinson

Welcome to Class Reception!


Throughout this year your children will be working closely with:

Miss Robinson – Class Teacher

Mrs McKinnell – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Knowles – Teaching Assistant (Tuesday)



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My Town and Me 


Welcome to St Anne's C of E Primary School 


The first half term in Reception Class is about settling into school life and establishing rules and routines. The children will find school days tiring at first as they adjust to the changes of our busy day. Our focus as staff is really getting to know your children and finding out what they know and what they can do. We will be finding out what the children are interested in and taking our learning forward based on their interest.


We will start with finding out about our families and homes through our topic My Town and Me.  We talk bout our likes and dislikes and discuss our feelings.  In Autumn 2 we will begin to think about our local community and the people who help us.




Key information:


Please make sure that all clothing is labelled including PE kits and shoes.


Water Bottles and Snacks

We have fresh water and cups available all day. Children can also bring

a named water filled bottle if they would like. We provide free fruit on a daily basis or your child can bring their own piece of fruit for morning snack.



We will be sharing lots of books in school and it is important that this continues at home. To support your child at home we encourage that they read with you daily. If they read for a minimum of 3 times a week and note it in their diaries they will receive a remarkable reader sticker and when they have done this for 5 weeks they will receive a prize. 


Every Wednesday morning Class Reception and Key Stage 1 will be opening their doors for our Early Bird Reading session at 8.30.  Please feel free to come along and share a book together before the start of school.  


In Class we have two dog teddy bears called Meg and Max.  Like the children in Class Reception they are learning to read and over the course of the year will be coming to stay with you for three nights.  They will bring with them their reading diary, a selection of books and some activities to complete.  We hope you have lots of fun when they come to visit.  





This term we will be doing gymnastics on a Thursday morning. This will sometimes change so it is advisable for your child to have their indoor and outdoor named kit in school all week.





Activities to support your learning at home:

  • Practice writing your first and surname.  How many letters are in your name? What letters make up your name? Can you think of other words which start with the same letter as your name?
  • Practice forming letters and using their phonic knowledge to sound out and write simple words and sentences. Think about the shape of letters and their start and finish points.
  • Look for words in the environment.  You could read labels on packets or tine, read signs and labels in your home, shops or on the street.
  • Read numbers that you see everyday. such as house numbers or car registration plates.  
  • Think about and discuss mathematical concepts in everyday life. talk about the time, use money when out shopping, weigh when cooking or baking add subtract, double, half and measure.
  • Count familiar objects, such as stairs or shoes.  Can you count up to 20 forwards and backwards? How many doors are in your house?
  • Share stories together and enjoy story time! Talk about the stories you have read and pretend to be one of the characters. Encourage your child to sound out simple words and blend them together. 
  • Develop your gross and fine motor skills.  Can you ride a bike? Can you jump and balance?  Can you use scissors to cut to cut lines and shapes? Can you make marks with crayons, pencils, pens, chalks, water or paint?
  • Have fun, explore, laugh and make memories!!

Our Classroom

People Who help Us - A visit from the Fire Brigade

Early Bird Reading

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Welcome to St Anne's Primary School!