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Welcome to reception Class

In Reception Class your teachers are Mrs Howard and Mrs Evans. The teaching assistants are Mrs O'Loughlin and Mrs Pitt. The children are split into 2 groups: The "Fishes" are with Mrs Howard and the "Butterflies" with Mrs Evans. The children share the same classroom and outdoor area and are sometimes taught in mixed groups.

Long term plan 2023 - 2024

Spring term 2

        Our storybook for learning is:        Hattie Peck: The Journey Home by Emma Levey | Goodreads

We are also learning about:Spring promises: things to look forward to, from chocolate bunnies to  flower-filled walks | Life and style | The GuardianMother's Day: When is it celebrated and where did it come from? - BBC  NewsroundDont forget!

Our Mothers Day assembly on Friday 8th March @9am


Please bring your child's bookbag to school everyday. Inside will be your child's reading diary and a storybook of their choice to shHE1319149C - Primo Book Bag Red - Pack of 25 | Hope Educationare with you at home. Every Friday your child will be assigned a levelled reading book through Collins ebooks online.  Please comment and sign the diary to show us that your child has read their ebook and shared their story book with you. We will change the story books every Monday and Thursday if they have been read. You will also recieve phonics and maths homework and our "Rhyme of the Week" for you to practice with your child aswel as any letters/forms/invitations that your child recieves. Please check and empty your child's bag of paperwork each week so it is clear what is that weeks homework practise. Thank you


Children can come to school in their PE kit on PE days and wear it for the day. (White T shirt, Black shorts or joggersLetter regarding PE Kits – Parkside Community Primary School and school cardigan or jumper.) They will need to keep a bag with their pumps in to change into in school.

Our PE days are:

Autumn 1, Spring 1, Summer 1 = Thursdays

Autumn 2, Spring 2, Summer 2 = Friday



To view your child's online learning journal please sign up to Tapestry. You will be given information on how to do this at the start of the year. Tapestry | Oakleigh School and The Early Years Intervention CentrePlease also contribute to your child's journal by posting pictures of activities your child enjoys out of school. This will help us to see a fuller picture of your child's interests and acheivements. Speak to a member of staff if you are having any trouble accessing this journal.


The children enjoy a snack with milk or water every morning and fruit in the afternoons. The contribution we ask for snack is £1.25 a week. We have a cashless system in school. Please register as per instructions already sent out to you. If you have any problems then please speak to the office.


All belongings to be labelled so that we can find the owners as soon as possible - we appreciate it - if we work together it makes our lives so much nicer.

Please discourage your child from bringing toys from home into school. 


Your child may bring in a labelled water bottle containing water only.