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St Anne's Catholic

Primary School

Live, Love and Learn together with Christ.

Reception

 

 

 

 

June 2021

 

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. 

 

As we move into the last half term in Reception, please pray that we continue to have a more settled term. We pray that some of the planned whole school activities can take place and that we can finally invite parents in to school to share them with us.

 

As the weather begins to warm up, children will often remove jumpers and cardigans. We encourage children to put their jumper or cardigan straight into their reading packet. However, this sometimes doesn't happen. Please make sure your child's uniform is fully named - especially new uniform. The children are learning to read other children's names so can return missing jumpers. Remember - all jumpers look the same. A printed name stamper is a quick, easy and effective way of naming uniform. If you have other children, you might want to have one with just the surname so it can be used for the whole family. There is a weblink on the 'General Information about Reception' page.

 

Children should all now be in their summer uniform for the final term of school. Please refer to Mrs Johnston's recent communications regarding the changes to our summer uniform.

 

During sunnier spells, please ensure your child has a named sun hat to wear. Children spend lots of time outside. This will help protect them from the sun. Please also apply sun cream before school. We encourage children to drink lots on warmer days and refill drink bottles with water whenever needed. We also talk about the need to find shade to play and relax. Your child might not need a thick coat every day, but a thin waterproof coat is useful as the weather can often change through the day.

 

The COVID morning and afternoon routines for dropping off and picking up children are continuing. Please make sure you continue to remember your own social distancing. Thank you for remembering to wait in register order. It really is helping with swift and efficient dismissing.

 

Temporary timings for the day 

 

Arrive8.30am - 9am
Lunch11.30am - 12.20pm
End of the Day3.25pm

 

 

Class Library continues to takes place every Friday. Children will choose a book from the class library box and bring this home. It is intended that you share this story with your child at home and then return this book to school the following Friday. These books will be quarantined before going home with another child.

 

Children have an individual reading book and reading record. Please make sure these are inside their reading packet every day. Please also spend a short period of time as regularly as possible (4-5 days a week) to practice reading skills and share these books with your child. Please also look on the 'Reading & Phonics' webpage for further help and advise on supporting your child with reading at home.

 

Our Woodlands School visit will continue to take place every Friday afternoon. Children should come to school in their Woodlands School clothing and bring their waterproof outer clothing and footwear in a separate bag.  This clothing should be suitable for wet, cold and muddy play. As the weather warms up and becomes drier, they may not need waterproof outer clothing. Just 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.

 

Please remember to send PE pump bags into school. Our main PE day remains Thursday. Children will change for PE in school. Pump bags will stay in school, come home at the end of every half term and should be returned after the holiday. 

 

This term the children will be put into house groups. They will receive house points for a variety of reasons - just like our behaviour chart. The children will learn to record these house points on a chart. If your child has an older sibling in school, they will be placed in the same house as them. For more information, please log on to the school's Catholic Life webpage: https://www.st-annes.walsall.sch.uk/house-groups/

 

Please consider joining the school's active PTA. Meetings take place at 7pm in the school. 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. Alternatively, you could speak to Mrs Perry Ryan (Eva's mum) or Mrs Vickers (Jimmy's mum) who are both on the PTA. Our next PTA meeting takes place on Monday 7th June 2021. 

 

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

 

Mrs Turley

 

     

                                                      

    Mrs Turley - Class Teacher    Mrs Long - Teaching Assistant      Mrs Matchett - Teaching Assistant      

    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 every Monday and should be returned by Friday
    • The 'Prayer Bag' will go home every Monday and should be returned by Friday
    • The 'PE Bag' will go home every Monday and should be returned by Friday
    • Music lessons with Mrs Taylor - Not taking place due to current restrictions
    • PE lessons - Thursday
    • Woodlands School - Friday - please send in spare clothing suitable for wet, cold and muddy play
    • 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 days 
    • 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 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 due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, dates and parental involvement are subject to change**

     

    HALF TERM BREAK

     

    • Monday 7th June - Return to school
    • Monday 7th June - PTA Meeting 'socially distanced' at 7pm in the school hall
    • Thursday 1st July - 50th Anniversary Mass with Archbishop Bernard 11am TBA
    • Saturday 3rd July - Y3 First Holy Communion - Please keep the children in your prayers
    • Thursday 8th July - Y6 Confirmation - Please keep our special friends in your prayers
    • Friday 9th July - Sports Day and Picnic TBA
    • Saturday 10th July - St Anne's Garden Party 1pm - 4pm TBA
    • Wednesday 21st July - School closes for Summer Holiday

    Contact Mrs Turley

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