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We are thrilled to welcome this year’s Reception class to St. Mary’s and will be using this page to update you on important dates and information.

Please feel free to see us if you have any questions.

The Reception Team

Miss Collis and Miss Brownscombe

Home Learning



Reception News and Letters

Sports' Day - 15th July 2021

Sports' Day is the highlight of our sporting calendar and sees our three Houses competing against each other. The points that each House team earns throughout Sports Day are added up to determine who is crowned St Mary's Sports Day Champions.

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8th July 2021

Single Case of COVID-19

We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school community. We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of

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14th June 2021

Ideas on How to Support Your Child At Home

  • Help them to gain independence e.g. encouraging them to put on their own coat, jumper or cardigan and tidying up their toys when they have finished playing with them.
  • Reading books with your child and discussing the book e.g. the characters and the setting, or encouraging them to join in with repeated refrains or phrases.
  • Asking them ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions to explain reasoning e.g. how do you know, why did this happen?
  • Looking at shapes and number in their environment, this could be by going on shape or number walks.
  • Practise and encourage using a knife, fork and spoon when eating.  

Wow Moments Sheet

You are invited to write about events, outings or visits that your child has taken part in out of school. Is there anything significant happening in your child’s life at the moment e.g. visits, holidays, new pets, family celebrations? Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your child e.g. current interests? We value the knowledge and understanding that you have of your child and would really appreciate it if you would share this with us so that together we can plan activities to meet your child’s needs and interests. Please return the wow moment sheet to a member of the Reception Team once completed.

My Wow Moment

What to expect, when?

This document is a guide of what to expect during certain times in your child’s development through their early years.

What to expect, when?

Recommended Reading List

Recommended Reading List

Reception Highlights

Early Years Music Resources

Miss Gentile (‘Miss G’ – to the Early Years children) has very kindly put some music resources together for the children to access at home.

Here are Miss G’s recommendations:

Children Enjoying Reception