Welcome to Reception

Sunday 18 September 2011

Finally the start of school for Reception children has arrived!  All the new children will be starting this week.

Here are some of the things you need to know this week.


After the first day children need to arrive by 8.50 when the bell rings. Reception children don’t line up but please bring your child into the classroom to help them with their coat and to settle them. There will be different activities for the children and you to get involved with. We will play music when it’s  time for parents to leave. (usually 9.20).


Please wait at the gate of our outside area at 3.15. When we see you we will send your child out. Those children collected by Candystripe will stay in the classroom to be collected.


Children should bring their bookbag to school every day. Letters are put in the bookbags at the end of the day.


In reception we like to go outdoors in all weathers. Please make sure that children come to school appropriately dressed and please label all your child’s clothes. Children often take their jumpers and coats off and either forget where they have left them or somebody else picks them up first. If it is not labelled it might not get back to them. Labelled clothes save a lot of time for us and anxiety for the children as we can quickly identify who they belong to.


Your child has a choice of packed lunch or hot dinners. Packed lunch children eat  in the hall and hot dinners are served in the dining hall. Children are very well supervised and looked after. They have help to carry their tray and are encouraged to eat as much as they can. It would be very helpful if you could encourage your child to use a knife and fork before they come to school as lunchtimes can be very stressful for children who are not used to feeding themselves.

There will be more information to follow in the weekly newsletter and here on the website. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions.

We are very much looking  forward to greeting you and your children during the coming week and can’t wait to get started on their learning journey at Moortown.