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Welcome to Reception Class!


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Miss Bailey, Mrs Dolman & Mrs Bardell


Important Information for new Reception Parents starting September 2017

The welcome meeting is on the 13th June at 1.30pm

The RML workshop is on the 20th June at 1.30pm

These sessions are for parents/guardians only.


Transition dates have been sent to new families for the children to visit us. Children that currently attend Millfield Nursery will automatically attend the transition sessions during their normal time. I have made arrangements with all nurseries to come and visit new starters and I cant wait to meet you!


Please take a look at our Tulip Tuesday and Thistle Thursday gallery at the bottom of the page! We have been having so much fun learning outside!


This term


Take a look at what we have been up to below.


RML: Lets get reading!

Maths: Counting to 20 and recognising the numbers!

Literacy: Labels, lists and captions

Topic: Jobs, Pets, Transport, Fairies, Football....

Skills: Experimenting with different ways of moving.

Swimming: Every Wednesday


Take a look at our timetable:





Tulip Tuesday & Thistle Thursday

Tulip Tuesday and Thistle Thursday are our outdoor learning afternoons. Every child will have the wonderful opportunity to explore our outdoor every week! 

A group letter has been sent home to show which session your child is in. This is also on our class window.

Please send your child to school in their own outdoor clothing that you don't mind getting a little messy. We will provide the children with full body suits and wellies.


Keep an eye on our Tulip Tuesday and Thistle Thursday Gallery below as we try to update this weekly.



It is so important for your child to feel comfortable at school all day. Therefore could you please make sure they have a spare change of named clothes in school at all times. Their clothes will stay in their own box.
The children may get messy, muddy and wet as they always have access to outdoors!
Swimming is every Monday – please make sure you bring your swimming kit to school in the morning. We will no longer be lending kits.


Could you please ensure your child’s name is in every item of clothing worn in school, as this will prevent belongings from getting lost.


Homework will be sent out every Thursday and is usually RML related to help children with learning their sounds. Homework needs to be completed and returned to school no later than the following Wednesday.


Useful Websites – there are some great free games which we use in class to help develop sounds and blending. – each child has their own individual log-in to help develop their reading – lots of games for developing all areas of Maths – eBooks and advice on helping your child to read at home


Useful Apps



ABC ninja

Crayola colorstudio

LEGO juniors create and cruise

Magic piano