St George's Class - Reception                                        

Friday 22nd January 2020 - Induction Survey

Thank you to all those that completed the survey about their child's start at St Mary's. This information will help us reflect and develop our provision. A pdf version of the results can be found here or please see the presentation below:-

Friday 9th October - The Buddies have finally met

An important step at St Mary's is when the Year 6 and Reception children meet as 'Buddies'. Despite the social distancing measures, it has finally happened!  St Francis' Class (Y6) has spent time learning about the importance of having a buddy – that it is their job to help the newest children in the school to settle in, feel safe and have a role model to guide them. 

Friday 9th October 2020 - Learning Outdoors

St George's  have been taking advantage of the milder weather to spend as much time as they can learning outside.

Friday 9th October 2020 - Introduction to Phonics

Dear Parents,

We normally hold a class meeting in Term 1 where we share an introduction to phonics and how the children learn to read. As we are unable to hold a class meeting this year due to the CoVid pandemic, we have instead created two ‘Introduction to Phonics’ videos. We have also made a leaflet which will be sent home with your child today.

We will be adding further resources and information to the website under Information for Parents/ Introduction to Phonics and are hoping to hold a virtual coffee morning in Term 2 through Microsoft Teams, where you will be given further information and the opportunity to  ask questions.

Phonics Workshop - Part 1

Phonics Workshop - Part 2

Tuesday 8th September 2020 - Further information about what is required

The children have settled in really well this week and are making lots of new friends and learning the school routines. Please could we ask the following of parents/carers:

PE kits

Group A/B will be having their first PE lesson tomorrow, Wednesday 9th September and Group C/D will have theirs on Wednesday 16th September. Please make sure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit. The lesson will take place outside (unless there is very heavy rain) so please make sure they are wearing long jogging bottoms/leggings if it is cold.


Thank you for supplying a snack for your child to eat. We have noticed that children are bringing several items of snack food - this is not necessary. Please only bring one snack item and/or be mindful of portion sizes that are appropriate for four-year-old children e.g. one piece of fruit OR one small pack of rice cakes. 

Please can we also ask that snacks are brought in a small, named pot rather than a lunch bag as we do not have the storage facilities for up to 30 lunch bags. A small pot similar to this should suffice:

Book bags

Children should bring a navy blue, flat, rectangular book bag to school each day. Please do not send a back-pack as, again, we do not have the storage capacity for bulkier bags. Book bags are the perfect size to fit in the children's own tray in class and are ideal for the small amount of items they have in school.


Children should wear plain black school shoes please - not boots or trainers. 

Please can you also register with Class Dojo. An email should have come last week (please check your spam box if you have not received it).

Many thanks

The Reception Team

Friday 4th September 2020 - Our first week

Dear Reception Parents,

We have had a lovely first week of school meeting all the new starters and getting to know them. They are growing in confidence by the day and new friendships are blooming.

From next week, we would like the children to start bringing a water bottle, a snack box and their book bag. There may not be much in their book bag for the first few weeks, but it is important to start getting into the habit of bringing it now and for the child to recognise their own tray to put it into.

We will also be starting our PE lessons from next week. These will take place every Wednesday. Please bring your child to school dressed in their PE clothes into school. These clothes need to be suitable for the weather conditions of the day as they will be doing their lesson outside and will continue to wear these clothes for the rest of the day.

Once we start learning our phonics (letter sounds) your child will start bringing home a phonics book with their new sounds in it for you to practise at home. Then when your child is ready, they will also be given a reading book and a word box to practise their reading at home.


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