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Class 1 - Miss Murphy - Reception

 Welcome to Reception!
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Here is some helpful information about Reception. Please feel free to approach a member of staff for more information. 


P.E is every week on a Tuesday. Children will need a white t-shirt and black shorts/leggings. In the summer term, they will also need daps or trainers. Please label all clothing including P.E kits to help ensure clothing doesn't get lost or mixed up - many thanks! Please could the P.E kit be left in school for the half term. Just a quick reminder that jewellery should not be worn in school for safety reasons! 

Book bags

Please bring a bag in for your child to take books home. You can purchase a book bag from the school office. We will begin by providing children with key words in their reading records. Children will first be sent home books without words so that they can talk through the story first and then they will be given books with simple phrases when they are ready. If you have any questions about reading, please feel free to ask!

Cooking and fruit

Thank you to those parents that have already contributed a £1 this week. This money is to buy fruit for the children at snack time. The money will also go towards ingredients for cooking activities. A money box and a list is in the classroom for your child to place their £1. Without this contribution snack time and cooking would not be possible. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies. Thanks!

Outside play

The children will have access to outside play throughout the day so it is important that they bring coats every day. Again please remember to label these - thanks!

Water bottles

The children can bring in water bottles to keep in the classroom to drink out of during the day (only water please). Please put their name on it and they can take it home every day to refill. You can buy a water bottle from the office for £1.


This term our topic will be 'Heroes.' We will begin by learning about 'our heroes' such as our local people who help us e.g. firemen, doctors etc. and the children will talk about their personal heroes. In literacy we will begin by focusing on name recognition and children writing their names and reading and writing their sounds. In numeracy we will be beginning with recognising and writing numbers to 10, ordering numbers to 10 and counting at least 10 objects accurately.


Many thanks,

The Class 1 staff