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St Anne's Catholic

Primary School

Live, Love and Learn together with Christ.



February 2023


Dear Parents


Welcome to Reception's Class web page. This page is intended to help both the parents, children and families in their journey through Reception. Please use the icons above to navigate through this page.


Please continue to refer to the many help and advice sheets given out at the New Parent Meetings in June, the class website and the Parent Support Pages on the main school website. 


Timings for the day 


Staggered Arrive8.30am - 8.50am
Lunch11.30am - 12.30pm
End of the Day3.15pm



Reading & Phonics

Please make sure your child’s Reading Book is inside their reading packet every day. Their 'Tricky Word Book' & 'Sound Book' can stay at home. Please also spend a short period of time as regularly as possible (at least 4-5 days a week, but every day is best) to practise reading skills and share these books with your child. This includes sharing sound books, 'Tricky Word Books', 'Sound Books', playing phonics games, practising reading regular word flash cards and playing games on the Phonics Play website. Please also look on the 'Reading & Phonics' webpage for further help and advise on supporting your child with reading at home. Please also refer to the handouts given at the Parent Workshop in October to help you support your child to learn to read and write at home.



1000 Stories Shared

The 1000 Stories Shared initiative is now in full swing. Once you have read the story book at home and shared the WOW Word, please send it straight back to school so your child can choose a new book. When you have completed your WOW word collector card, please return it to school and your child will receive a 1000 Stories certificate. How many books can your child read throughout Reception?



Woodlands School

Our Woodlands School visit will take place every Friday. Children should come to school in their Woodlands School clothing wearing Velcro shoes and bring their outer clothing in a separate bag. We ask that you consider the changing weather through spring and into summer where they will not need as many layers. An all-in-one play suit is still a great option:

  • All-in-one waterproof suit / waterproof raincoat
  • Hat / scarf
  • Wellies / walking boots (please put these in a separate bag inside their Woodlands School Bag to help with managing in class)


Be aware that your child may still come home dirty, so ensure they are wearing old clothing you don't mind getting dirty. Please make sure you send their footwear in a separate bag. Don't forget to look on the photographs webpage to see what we have been doing.



Our main adult let PE day is Thursday. Children should come to school wearing their school uniform. PE kits will stay in school for the half term and will be sent home to be washed during the holidays. Please return these after the break. Reception class do not need an outdoor PE kit tracksuit. Please provide:

  • Plain black shorts
  • School PE t-shirt
  • Velcro trainers
  • Spare socks (for girls when wearing tights) 



Please consider joining the school's active PTA. Meetings take place at 7pm in the school. These meetings will be held in school or via Zoom. The office will advise you of the dates and Zoom log in details. If you do not want to join the committee or cannot attend the meetings, you can still help at the events. You can help by offering your skills, making a donation and supporting the many fantastic PTA events.  Please let me know and I will pass on your offer to the PTA. Please keep an eye on Parent Mail and Mrs Johnston's weekly Headlines for the date of our next PTA meeting. We are currently trying to raise £30,000 towards the cost of building our new classroom for Year 6.


Please join us for our next PTA Meeting


Click here for St Anne's PTA Website with more information


If you have any questions, worries or queries, please use the contact email form below or your child's blue Links Books. 


Mrs Turley




    Mrs Turley - Class Teacher     Mrs Long - Teaching Assistant      


                                      Mrs D'Arcy - PPA Cover & Early Morning Support

                                                    Mrs Taylor - Music Teacher

                                              Mrs Swann - KKDC Dance Teacher

    Miss Yaseen - Student Teacher

                                        Mrs Leach & Mrs O'Reilly - Dinner Supervisors


    General Reminders / Information

    • Please make sure that uniform, PE kits, coats and drinking flasks are clearly named (if it moves or can be taken of - name it!) especially if your child has new uniform. Please do not use pen to write a name things as it will come off after a wash or become rubbed off. Don't forget to put your child's name on the outside of their reading packet and pump bag too. It is especially helpful to add a key ring onto the reading packet and pump bag to help your child identify it
    • Travelling Ted will go home regularly with his travel bag with a child who the staff are particularly proud of that day
    • The 'Prayer Bag' will go home every day on a rota basis
    • The 'PE Bag' will go home every day on a rota basis
    • Music lessons with Mrs Taylor - Friday 
    • PE lessons - Thursday (& Monday when taking part in KKDC Dance lessons with Mrs Swann)
    • Library Visits - Alternate Friday's
    • Woodlands School - Friday -  see above for information
    • Please check and clear your child's reading packet every evening. They will be filled with letters, fliers, party invites, children's pictures etc
    • Please ensure that earrings are of a small stud style and removed for PE & Woodlands School days 
    • Please ensure that children are no wearing nail varnish to school
    • Please make sure hair is tied up completely in ponytails or plaits and not in a half up / half down style to help stop the spread of head lice
    • Please make sure that packed lunches include healthy choices and are not too big - Children should not be bringing sweets or chocolate to school
    • Please make sure that you always order your child's school dinner through the Dolce website (especially after a weekend or holiday)
    • If your child is late in the morning, please take them directly to the main office
    • If you want to give the class a treat  on your child's birthday, then please provide a small packet of sweets or chocolate bar. We do not have the facilities for sharing big birthday cakes and anything larger can make some parents and children feel uncomfortable.


    *Please note, that dates and times are subject to change. Please keep your eye on Mrs Johnston's weekly Headlines Parent Mail*


    • Wednesday 1st February - Reception & Year 6 Mass at Church at 9am (Parents and Family are welcome to join us). Please meet us at church for 8.50am. Children from kids club will be walked to church by staff. Children will walk back to school with their Special Friends
    • Monday 6th February - PTA Meeting 6pm 
    • Tuesday 7th February - Safer Internet Day in School
    • Friday 10th February - Celebrate Our Lady of Lourdes "Our Class Devotion to Mary"
    • Thursday 16th February - PTA Valentine Disco
    • Friday 17th February - break up for half term




    • Value & Virtue - Learned & Wise
    • Monday 27th February - Return to school
    • Wednesday 1st March - St David's Day - children to wear token 'yellow' with their full uniform (yellow socks, yellow tights, yellow bobble, yellow tie etc)
    • Friday 3rd March - World Book Day at St Anne's (note the date)
    • Monday 13th March - Science Week in school (I would like to invite any parent who has a job or qualification using science to come to class to share science roles, experiments or investigations with the children)
    • Monday 13th March - Mother's Day shop in school all week
    • Wednesday 15th March - EYFS Parent & Child Computing Together session at 2pm
    • Friday 17th March - St Patrick's Day - children to wear token 'green' with their full uniform (green socks, green tights, green bobble, green tie etc)
    • Friday 17th February - Parent & Child Counting Together Session at 2.30pm
    • Friday 24th March - Vocations afternoon (I would like to invite any parent to come to class to talk with the children about their job)
    • Friday 24th March - EYFS Parent & Child Reading together 2.30pm
    • Friday 24th March - PTA Easter Bingo 
    • Thursday 30th March - Parent Evening
    • Thursday 30th March - Break up for Easter
    • Friday 31st March - Staff INSET Day - School closed for children




    • Value & Virtue - Curious & Active
    • Monday 17th April - Return to school
    • Friday 21st April - St George's Day Celebrations - children to wear token 'red' with their full uniform (red socks, red tights, red bobble, red tie etc)
    • Friday 28th April - EYFS Parent & Child Reading together 2.30pm - more details to follow
    • Monday 1st May - Bank Holiday - School closed
    • Monday 8th May - Bank Holiday - School closed
    • Tuesday 9th May - Year 6 SAT's Week (please keep Special Friends in your prayers)
    • Monday 15th May - Local History Week (I would like to invite any parents or grandparents to school who would like to share historical information / pictures / artefacts about Streetly / Sutton Coldfield / Walsall with the children)
    • Friday 19th May - Journey Through Time Day - EYFS to dress with a Space Theme
    • Monday 22nd May - National Walk to School Week. Consider walking to school this week or parking at church and walking the rest of the way)
    • Friday 26th May - Break up for Half Term




    • Value & Virtue - Intentional & Prophetic
    • Monday 5th June - Return to school
    • Saturday 17th June - Y3 First Holy Communion (please keep Year 3 in your prayers)
    • Wednesday 21st June - Whole School Mass followed by Eucharist Procession
    • Friday 23rd June - EYFS Parent & Child Reading together 2.30pm - more details to follow
    • Thursday 6th July - Year 6 Confirmation  (please keep our Special Friends in your prayers)
    • Friday 7th July - Sport's Day
    • Saturday 8th July - Garden Party
    • Friday 14th July - Back Up Sport's Day
    • Friday 21st July - Break up for Summer at 2pm
    • Monday 24th July - Staff INSET Day - School closed for children
    • Tuesday 25th July - Staff INSET Day - School closed for children


    Contact Mrs Turley