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Welcome to Reception!

A big warm welcome to St. Michael's and Reception.


Meet the Team!

Mrs. Morris - (Early Years Lead) RM Class Teacher

Mrs. Ward - ROW Class Teacher

Mrs. Orlik - ROW Class Teacher

Mrs. Legg - Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Dawson - Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Anson - Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Langston - Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs. Seymour - Lunchtime Supervisor



Settling in at St. Michael's

There are ten things we would like you to encourage your child to do independently before they start Reception.


1. To dress and undress

2. To remove their coats, gloves, and hats and hang them up.

3. To put shoes on and take them off.

4. To recognise and look after their own belongings.

5. To use the toilet on their own.

6. To wash and dry their hands. 

7. To use a knife and fork. 

8. To tidy up.

9. To use a handkerchief. 

10. To share and co-operate with other children.


On this page you can find general information about Reception. 

We use Weduc to communicate with parents/carers and set Home Learning tasks. 

If you need to speak to your child's class teacher we can be contacted via phone or Weduc. 





Welcome Reception!


We are excited for our last school term and Reception are looking forward to welcoming the 'Animal Man' into class as part of our new topics: 

Splish, Splash, Splosh and Animal Antics.



Throughout the term, we will be doing lots of activities to learn about animals and how they live!

Some of the books that we will be reading this term are:










Look out for our messages regarding Forest Fun, which we will be starting this term and for messages regarding the special days we will be celebrating!


These are the main timings for our school day:

8.40 am                       Children go into school from the playground.

8.55 am                       School morning session begins.

11.45 am - 12.50 pm          Reception Lunchtime

3.05 pm                       Reception Home-time

(Parents collect their children from the Reception classrooms)



If your child is absent please phone that morning or access the attendance section of WEDUC and let us know. When your child returns to school please send a note confirming this reason. If your child has a medical appointment, please bring in the appointment letter for our records.


Plase Note:

  • Children are allowed to drink water only from standard school water bottles throughout the school day. Children may bring juice to drink with their lunch. No fizzy drinks, glass bottles or cans are allowed. 
  • Every child is given a free piece of fruit every day as a break-time snack.
  • Toys, including hand-held video games, are not allowed in school apart from specific occasions.
  • Children are not allowed to bring mobile phones to school.
  • Children should not bring money or other valuables into school apart from specific reasons connected with the school day. 


School Uniform

Reception children may wear the formal uniform as outlined in the school handbook but are not required to do so. Children who do not wear the formal uniform should wear a red cardigan or jumper and a white polo shirt.

Children will however need to wear a school tie on formal occasions such as photographs and church visits.



Children should not attend school with extreme hairstyles. Hair colours should be natural, and styles should be subtle and not noticeable from a distance. Hair longer than collar length should be tied back. Bows are allowed but should be small and red. 


Jewellery and Make-up:

Children are not allowed to wear any jewellery apart from stud earrings and watches. Children are not permitted to wear make-up or nail varnish. 



We have P.E. every Thursday. All children should come to school in their P.E. Kit. Please make sure that all clothing is clearly labelled with your child's name. 

Kindly remember to take off your child's earrings on P.E. days. We do not want any child to miss out on their PE lesson because they've got their earrings on.

If children are required to miss P.E. for a medical reason, this needs to be indicated in writing by parents to the class teacher. Long term leave from P.E. lessons will require a doctor's note. 


Dinner Menu

Menus are sent home every Friday, they are also posted on the Weduc App. Please name, complete and return the menu on a Monday, if required. If you are having a mix of school meals and packed lunch from home, kindly indicate on the menu the days you are supplying lunch. 


Forest School

Forest school is an important part of our learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Once the children have settled into their school routine, we intend to start visiting the Forest School on Tuesdays. We will send out more information when a commencement date is decided. 


We look forward to enjoying this year with you here in Reception!


"Big Whoosh"


Many thanks,

The Reception Team


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