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Starting Reception


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 Stay and Play sessions (spend some time with your child in the class):

                             1st,2nd,3rd 8th, 9th July                      

9.00-10.30am or 2.00-3.30pm

Choose ONE session

Home Visits: 4th, 5th, 6thSeptember

The chance for you and your child to get to know the school adults in your own home (afternoons only: for families new to the school)

Reception Starting dates:

Children from Lakenham Nursery: attend every morning on 4th, 5th, 6th Sept

All other children start the morning following their home visit. (Home visits on 6th Sept - child can come for the morning of the 6th or start on the 9th)

All children fulltime on 9th September.

Letter to new Reception children:

Welcome to Reception

We are really looking forward to you joining our Reception class in September. There are lots of wonderful things for you to enjoy and we will do everything we can to make sure you are safe and happy.

Here are a few things you can do over the summer which will help you when you start school:

  • Draw lots of pictures
  • Visit the library and share lots of exciting story books
  • Make a box all about you: Chatterbox (use a shoe box or tin. Decorate it. Put things in such as photos of people and pets who are special, a photo of your house, a favourite book, a birthday card with a number on from your last birthday, a favourite thing you play with, something from when you were a baby and anything else you want to share with us.)
  • Dress yourself and practice putting on your school clothes, your coat and your wellington boots
  • Put on your own shoes and socks
  • Practice pouring your own drink and using a knife and fork
  • Use the toilet all by yourself and wash your hands when you have finished
  • Unpeel different types of fruit (banana, orange, satsuma…)
  • Collect interesting things such as stones, shells and sticks
  • Spend lots of time outside running, jumping, climbing
  • Laugh a lot ðŸ˜Š


We are looking forward to getting to know you

Mrs A Thorogood

Reception Teacher


Mrs T Hawthorne

Reception Teacher

 Mrs A Faustino

Reception Teacher

Mrs L Ballett

Teaching Assistant

Mrs M Read

Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Twani

AssistantHead/EYFS Leader