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St Anne's Catholic

Primary School

Live, Love and Learn together with Christ.


November 2023


Welcome to Reception's class webpage. I hope it gives you the information you require to support your child in school. Please use the icons above to navigate through the webpages pertinent to Reception. 



PE Day = Monday (with KDDC - Miss Charlie & Mrs Swnan) & Thursday.


PE lesson take place every Monday & Thursday. Children should come to school in uniform and change into their PE kits (Thursday's only) from their PE Bags. These PE bags stay in school and are sent home at the end of every half term to be washed and returned on the first day after the holiday.


PE kit should include:

  • Black shorts
  • White t-shirt with the school logo
  • Trainers with Velcro – no laces please
  • A pair of socks for girls in case they wear tights later in the term
  • Reception children do not need a black track suit or football shin pads – even if reminders come to you via ParentMail.


Please make sure that all PE kit and PE bags are clearly labelled on the outside with your child’s name and has some sort of feature such as a key ring, ribbon etc. if it is a navy school bag.


Woodlands Forest School

Woodlands Forest School = Friday


Children should come to school dressed in their Woodlands Forest School clothing for the whole day (clothing you don’t mind getting dirty such as leggings, t-shirt, fleece etc) wearing sensible Velcro footwear such as school shoes or trainers. Children do not need a change of clothing or uniform on Friday's.


Please provide outer clothing in a named bag every Friday - sorry we don't have space to store them in school all week:

  • waterproof all-in-one playsuit
  • wellington boots (inside their own carrier bag to help stop the spread of mud through school and on clothing)
  • spare socks in case theirs get wet
  • a hat (winter / summer)


I will inform you if Woodlands Forest School is not taking place. If Friday happens to be a themed dress up day such as St Anne's World Book Day or Journey through Time Day, we will not visit Woodlands School. Once we have registered the children and said prayers in the morning, we will put our outer clothing on. In colder weather, we will put your child’s school coat underneath their playsuit if needed to help keep them warm and once back in class the children will have hot chocolate.


Streetly Library Visits

We will visit Streetly Library for a story session fortnightly on Friday afternoons. 



St Anne's has an active PTA who are always looking for new members and supporters. If you would like to join the committee, then please join us for the PTA meetings. If you don't want to join the committee, then please support the PTA by attending events, buying raffle tickets, merchandise, donating raffle prizes, business/company match funding and the easiest way when shopping online by registering and using EasyFundraising.


More information about our PTA can be found on the St Anne's PTA Webpage.


New members are always welcome to join us.




Mrs Turley - Class Teacher     Mrs Long - Teaching Assistant      


                                         Mrs Baynham-Hughes & Mrs Matchett - support Teaching Assistants

Miss Shergill - Student Teacher (to Dec 2023)

Miss Charlie & Mrs Swann - KKDC Dance 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
  • Once started, 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
  • PE lessons - Thursday's (& Monday when taking part in KKDC Dance lessons with Miss Charlie & 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. Reading Packets will be filled with letters, fliers, party invites, children's pictures etc. Please also have a look through your child's Links Book to check for messages.
  • Please make sure your child's reading record and reading book is in school every day
  • Please make sure your child's 1000 Stories is in school every day if you have shared their story at home
  • Please ensure that earrings are of a small stud style and removed for PE & Woodlands School days 
  • Please ensure that children are not wearing nail varnish or visible tattoos 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 and is out of their face for play and work
  • Please make sure that packed lunches include healthy choices and are not too big - Children should not be bringing nuts to school
  • Please make sure that you always order your child's school dinner (especially after a weekend or holiday). Please inform the office if you have any problems
  • If your child is late (after 8.50am) 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 22nd November - St Cecilia Day

Wednesday 22nd November - 9am Mass in hall for Rec & Y6

Thursday 23rd November - Parents Evening from 1.30pm (see meeting schedule for times)

Friday 24th November - RISE Theatre

Friday 24th November - PTA Quiz Night - Teams of up to 8 people. Perhaps  you could make up a Reception team?

Saturday 25th November - Family Mass at 6pm to bless ou 'Celebrating the Lives of Lost Loved Ones'.

Thursday 30th November - St Andrew's Day - Children should wear full school uniform with token   

                                           blue such as blue socks, blue tie or blue hair bands)

Friday 1st December - Vocations Afternoon - We ask parents who have a job (Police officer, Fire Fighter, Doctor, Nurse, Plumber, Carpenter etc) if they would like to talk with the children about what they do to help inspire the future generation of workers

Friday 8th December - Catch up day for those absent on the Flu Vaccine day

Friday 8th December - Reception's Christmas Trip to Ash End Farm

Friday 8th December - Christmas Fayre after school

Wednesday 13th December - Christmas Dinner Day

Monday 18th December - EYFS Nativity Play at 2.15pm * subject to a change of date 

Tuesday 19th December - EYFS Nativity Play at 10am * subject to a change of date 

Wednesday 20th December - Christmas Jumper Day - Children to wear a Christmas Jumper and send

                                               in £1 for Save the Children

Wednesday 20th December - Whole School Mass at 9am

Thursday 21st December - Break up at 3.15pm

Friday 22nd December - INSET Day - School closed to children




Value & Virtue - Compassionate & Loving

Monday 8th January - Return to school

Monday 8th January - Recycle used Christmas Cards

Friday 12th January - Unwanted Christmas Gifts MUFTI Day (we ask that you send in any unwanted

                                   Christmas gifts to school. The PTA will use these for Mother's Day Shop,

                                   Father's Day Shop and prizes. Both adult and children's gifts accepted)

Monday 15th January - Chinese New Year celebrations in Reception

Friday 26th January - EYFS Parent & Child Reading Together at 2.30pm

Friday 9th February - Celebration Assembly at 9am

Friday 9th February - Break up for half term at 3.15pm




Value & Virtue - Faith-filled & Hopeful

Monday 19th February - Return to School

Friday 1st March - St David's Day - Children should wear full school uniform with token   

                              yellow such as yellow socks, yellow tie or yellow hair bands)

Friday 8th March - St Anne's celebration of World Book Day (please note the change to the national

                               day on Thursday. Children should come to school dressed as their favourite book

                               character and bring in their favourite book. No Woodlands School on this day)

Monday 11th March - Science Week - science activities all week

Thursday 14th March - Vocations afternoon

Friday 15th March - St Patrick's Day - Children should wear full school uniform with token green

                                 such as green socks, green tie or green hair bands)

Friday 15th March - EYFS Parent & Child Reading Together at 2.30pm

Thursday 21st March - Celebration assembly at 9am

Thursday 21st March - Parent Evening from 1.30pm

Thursday 21st March - Break up for Easter at 3.15pm




Value & Virtue - Eloquent & Truthful

Monday 8th April - Return to School

Tuesday 23rd April - St George's Day - Children should wear full school uniform with token red such 

                                  as red socks, red tie or red hair bands)

Friday 26th April - EYFS Parent & Child Reading Together at 2.30pm

Monday 20th May - Walk to School Week

Monday 20th May - Local History Week

Thursday 23rd May - Celebration Assembly at 9am

Friday 24th May - Journey through Time Day (information to follow)

Friday 24th May - Break up for half term at 3.15pm




Value & Virtue - Learned & Wise

Monday 3rd June - Return to School

Friday 21st June - EYFS Parent & Child Reading Together at 2.30pm

Saturday 29th June - Father Gwil invites the Whole School to attend 6pm Family Mass at St Anne's


Friday 5th July - Proposed Sport's Day (TBA)

Saturday 6th July - Proposed Garden Party

Friday 19th July - Break up for Summer








Contact Mrs Turley

In Mrs Turley’s absence, this contact form will be redirected to Mrs Miller in the school office.