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Welcome to Reception




WB: 23rd September 20, 2019

Word of the Week: Family

Next week we will begin our Literacy, Mathematics and Skills sessions, which will focus on our topic for this term which is ‘All About Me’. In Literacy we will be developing our speaking and listening skills by talking about our families, homes, likes and dislikes. Within Mathematics we will be recognising simple 2D shapes and beginning to explore their properties.



  • Please ensure that your children have the correct essential items within their P.E kits: white t-shirt, black shorts, trainers and socks.

  • Please ensure that all items of clothing are named and that children are able to identify their own belongings. If your child takes home an item of clothing that doesn’t belong please can you ensure itthat it is returned to school.


Ways you can help at home

Encourage your child to:

  • dress and undress independently

  • use a knife and fork

  • use manners such as ‘please’ and ‘thank you’

  • begin to recognise and write letters in name

  • begin to recognise and form numbers 0-10 


Reading books

By the end of next week all children will have received a reading book, reading log book and a phonics and number card. Please can you ensure that these are kept inside their red bags every day. We ask parents and carers to share these stories at home and sign inside the reading log book. Once this has been acknowledged by the class teacher the book will then be changed. Initially all children will receive textless books in order to enhance vocabulary, storytelling and imagination.  

Wow, what a busy and exciting first week we have had!

The children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring their new learning environment and have made lots of new friends. Next week we will begin P.E, ICT, Music and Phonics. Please can all parents ensure that their children have their P.E kit in school as they will be getting changed. We would also like to remind parents that children should not be wearing their summer uniform, leggings, hooped earrings or nail varnish. Please refer to the uniform policy which is available on the website.



We hope you all have a lovely weekend :)  

We would like to welcome you all to Bushmead Primary School. We have had a lovely week visiting you all and would like to thank you for welcoming us into your homes. It is not long now until ‘your first day’. The first week at ‘big school’ is always busy, which we are sure you will hear all about! However please keep checking this page for updates, news and photos.

When collecting your child at 3:30 please come inside the coloured gates and stand as near as your child’s class as possible, keeping off the grass verge. Please remain on the playground area and your child will be sent to greet you by the class teacher at the end of the path. For the safety of our children we ask parents to be patient and considerate of others during this busy time.


Mrs Billington , FS Year Leader

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All parents should have received a parent mail inviting you to attend a ‘Bug Club’ meeting about supporting your child with their reading. 

The sessions are as follows: 

Tuesday 10th September 2.30-3.30pm     

Thursday 12th September 2.30-3.30pm   

Monday 16th September 2.30-3.30pm   

General information


Your child will have P.E twice a week, please see below for the classes and days

Monday: Green, Orange, Red

Tuesday: Blue

Wednesday: Red, Blue, Green

Friday: Orange



Monday: Green

Tuesday: Red

Wednesday: Blue

Thursday: Orange  

Please ensure children bring their library book on these days so they can change it.


Show and Tell

On a Friday the children are more than welcome to bring in a special object from home such as a photo, something they have made or a special toy.  Please note that this item must fit inside their red school bag.