Reception 2021 - 2022

Mrs Symes

Mrs Williams



Welcome to Reception!

Autumn Term 1


We are really looking forward to welcoming our new class.  We have been busy preparing the classroom and planning lots of exciting things for the children to do once they start school with us on Monday 6th September.  Your child will be assigned a key worker within the first few weeks of term and we will let you know who this is as soon as we can.

During the first half term we will be concentrating on settling the children into school, making sure that they are happy and getting used to the school routines.  We will introduce them to their different learning areas inside and outside the classroom.  We will be encouraging the children to build relationships and make new friends.

The first topic we will look at is called ‘Magnificent Me’.  This is a great way for us to really get to know the children – their likes and dislikes, hobbies and talents.  We focus on the fact that we are all unique and all have different qualities which make us ‘Magnificent’.  We will be asking for information from home to help to support the work we do in this topic.

During the first week of school your child will bring home a silver star in their book bags.  We would be grateful if you could fill the star in with an achievement you feel that your child should be proud of.  These can be sent back over the next few weeks via the child’s book bag.  This will enable us to celebrate the children’s achievement as a class.  They will also form part of a display which should constantly remind the children that they should be proud of themselves.  The silver stars will be used throughout the year as an important opportunity for you to be able to share your child’s achievements with us and for us to celebrate them together.

We cannot emphasise enough how much we value your support.  You know your child best and we want you to share this rich knowledge you have with us.  We are looking forward to building strong partnerships with you in order to enable your child to flourish.

PE days for Reception are Mondays and Wednesdays and they should arrive at school dressed in their PE kits on these days.  PE is unlikely to start for the first few weeks so we will communicate with you when they should start to wear their PE kits.

Children in Reception have a daily healthy snack and we ask for a contribution of £1 a week to support this.  The cost for the first half term is £7 and should be sent into class in a clearly labelled envelope.  We very much appreciate your cooperation with this.

Please make sure you check your child’s book bag on a daily basis for any notes that are sent home.  On a regular basis the class webpage is updated with photographs of what we have been up to in class and with any important information. 

We are looking forward to the exciting year ahead. If you have any questions or concerns please ask at the class door or email the class address at 

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Symes and Mrs Williams



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St Jerome's CE Primary School

Greenloons Drive, Formby, Liverpool L37 2LX

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