Reception B - Mrs Lawton and Mrs Dewsbury 2020 - 2021

Summer 2020

School readiness

Now is the time where we think about starting school. It is an exciting time for most but may be an anxious time for some children. There are many things you can do to prepare your child for school such as:

  • Walk past the school to see where you will walk the morning you start school
  • Try on your school uniform
  • Read stories about starting school
  • Talk about what you enjoy doing and what you may like to do at school
  • Watch programmes about starting school such as Topsy and Tim on cbeebies

See the attached sheet at the bottom for more ideas.

We can’t wait to see you in September.

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Information for September

Mrs Lawton, Miss Ferns and Mrs Dewsbury are the Reception class teachers. The Reception team also includes Mrs Thomas and Mrs Lawton. Mrs Adamczyk is the Reception PE teacher. Mrs Dewsbury is the Early Years Foundation Stage Assistant Principal.

In Reception we follow the Development Matters national curriculum for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage. In Reception the morning consists of Read Write Inc, our phonics scheme, and Maths. Our afternoon begins with an input linked to our topics, this is then further developed during child initiated learning. Throughout the year children learn in both Reception classrooms and our outdoor area.

What does your child need to bring to school every day?

Please ensure that your child has a labelled water bottle in school every day so that they can access a drink throughout the school day.

Your child will need to bring their book bag daily. This will allow them to carry their Read, Write Inc  book. 

Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. The school does not have a supply of spare clothes for children so it is essential that they are well dress e.g. a waterproof coat with a hood for wet weather.

Your child must have wellies to be able to access the outdoor learning provision.

PE

Our PE day is Wednesday. Please make sure that your child has a named kit, which includes black pumps or trainers, black shorts and either a green or white t-shirt. Long hair needs to be tied back.

All earrings need to be removed before school or the lesson for PE sessions. Where ears have recently been pierced, it is essential that children have their own plasters from home to cover their earrings. This needs to be done either at home or by the child themselves. This is in line with the school policy.

Attendance

Excellent attendance is vital for achieving your child’s potential. The classroom door opens at 8:40am for morning registration. There will be a member of the Reception team waiting at the classroom door to welcome your child. If you have a message for your child's class teacher, unless it is urgent, if possible, please arrange to speak to her at the end of the school as mornings are a busy time inside the classroom.

It is important that children arrive on time for school every day. This helps them to settle into the school day quickly and calmly. This has a positive impact on their ability to engage in their learning. 

School finishes at 3.05 and children need to be collected from classrooms at this time.

Read Write Inc

Your child will bring home RWI sound sheets or books each Friday to share with you at home. Please support them by listening to them read and asking simple questions about what they have read and their new sounds. They might also enjoy teaching you the sounds and words they have learnt. RWI books need to be returned to school each Thursday.

There will be a charge of £2 for lost or damaged books.

 

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Contact the School

Wistaston Academy

Moreton Road
Crewe
Cheshire
CW2 8QS

Company registration number: 08882544
Place of Registration: England

Main Contact: Principal - Dominique Griffiths

Tel: 01270 685666
admin@wistastonacademytrust.co.uk

SEN Contact: Stephanie Tew

SEN Email: stew@wistastonacademytrust.co.uk