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Reception

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am very excited to welcome you all to Elm class. This is one my favourite terms involving some fantastic learning opportunities and making those key friendships. 

Personal Wall Spaces

In our classroom each child has their own picture frame with their name on. This is a special space for your child. Inside the picture frame will contain photos provided by yourself of family and friends of special things they have been or done. It would be lovely if you could send in a photo of your family so they can share it will the class and a copy will be put inside their frame. Photographs can be either brought in, uploaded on to your child’s Tapestry account or emailed to admin@albanwood.hert.sch.uk.    

PE

Our PE lessons will take place every Friday morning where your child will need a full kit in their PE bags. This can be left on their pegs throughout the week. 

Library Day

The children will have the opportunity to visit the school library once a week. The children will each choose one book to take home. Please could you read with your child minimum three times a week and record this in their reading record book. I will also be reading once a week with your child so please remember their book and reading record in their book bag every day. Each library visit, the children will be given the opportunity to change their book for a new one. 

Spare Clothes

Please send in your child to school with a complete change of clothes (including socks) in a named bag. This will be kept on their peg. If possible, named wellington boots which can be kept at school.

Clothing

Please ensure all clothing is clearly named. The children are required to wear school uniform (white polo shirt, red jumper/cardigans, and grey/black trousers/skirts), suitable shoes for running/climbing and velcro if possible. No trainers. Suitable outdoor coat with a hood.

Learning Journals

We observe all the children in their learning environment and record their learning journeys electronically. Please ensure we have an up-to-date email address for you. You can also upload any activities you do with your child via Tapestry. 

Emails

On some occasions I may communicate with yourselves via email with reminders or important notices so please make sure we have an up-to-date email address for you.

Reminders: 

Water bottles – each child must have a named water bottle. This must be filled with water ONLY. No juice or flavoured water. 

Packed lunch – if your child is having the pack lunch option, we are a healthy eating and nut free school which means no sweets, chocolate, or nuts

Book bags – each child will need a book bag named and brought in EVERYDAY that will soon contain their phonic sound book, reading record book, reading book, home learning book and library book. 

We encourage independence and teach the children it is ok to make mistakes as that is part of their learning. Please can we continue to develop your child’s independence by encouraging them to put on their own on shoes and socks and their coat. If your child can put on their coat, can you extend this independence by getting them to do the buttons or zip up. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to us or contact us via admin@albanwood.hert.sch.uk.

We are excited to be going on this journey together, a new chapter in your child’s life, by having an incredible year full of fun, laughter, and fantastic learning!

Kind Regards

Miss Weston – Reception Teacher

Mrs Sayell – Early Years Practitioner

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