New Reception Intake September 2021

Welcome to Reception! 
 
We hope that this page provides you with lots of useful information about your child starting in Reception. 
 
We hope to be able to meet you properly very soon. 
 
Mrs Leanne Codd - Apple class teacher
Miss Katie Crawley - Cherry class teacher
 
If you have any questions, you can call the school office who will make sure that a member of the Reception team contact you. 
We are so excited to meet you all! 
 
Here are the members of staff who will be working with you in Reception! 
 
Welcome message from Miss Crawley.
Welcome message from Mrs Codd.
This is Miss Ball. She is a teaching assistant in Cherry class! 
This is Mrs Hill. She is a teaching assistant in Cherry class! 
This is Mrs Helsdon. She is a teaching assistant in Apple class! 
This is Mrs Hallam. She is a teaching assistant in Apple class! 
This is Mrs Willoughby. She is a teaching assistant in Apple class! 
This is Mrs Johnson. She is a teaching assistant in both Apple and Cherry class! 
Tapestry 
 
In Reception, we use Tapestry to record the children's learning journey. We use Tapestry regularly to make observations of the children's learning and we encourage parents to engage with this. It is an online learning journal which can be added to both at school and at home. We will require your email address so that we can invite you to join Tapestry and you will then receive an email containing a link to Tapestry and information about how to access your account. 
Attached is a document to help you navigate the website and a guide to making observations. 
 
Here is a copy of the 'All About Me' booklet that we are giving children to complete, ready for starting school. 
Here are some links to websites that you may find useful. 
In Reception, we will have a dough disco! 
 
Do you want to make your own playdough? 
 
Here is a recipe that we would like to share with you.
 
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 cup salt
- 2 heaped teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup of water
- Food colouring 
 
Place everything in a pan and continuously stir as it's cooking. It will start to combine and make a lovely playdough! You can always double the quantity to make more! 
We LOVE reading stories! In Reception, we will have a story time every day. 
 
Would you like to hear us sharing some of our favourite stories?