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St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School Chiswick



Welcome to Reception’s Blog!

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


-Please make sure your child’s uniform and belongings are labelled with their first and last name.

-Water bottles should be filled with water and not squash or flavoured water. 

-Children should not bring toys in from home as this can lead to lost or damaged toys. 

Important Dates

Wednesday 16th October - Meet the Teacher/ Curriculum Evening @ 3:45 pm

Friday 18th October - Last day before Half Term

Monday 21st - Friday 25th October - Half Term

Monday 28th October - Children return to school

Wednesday 20th November - Parents Evening from 1:30 pm

Wednesday 11th December - Christmas Lunch

Friday 20th December - Last Day of Term 1:30 pm finish


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.  

Other Information You Need to Know

P.E. will be on Monday and Wednesday. On these days your child should come into school wearing their P.E kit and they will remain in their kit all day.  

Wow Moments Sheet- Below you will find the 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.

What to Expect, When- Below you will find the What to Expect, When document. This document is a guide of what to expect during certain times in your child’s development through their early years.


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

The Reception Team

Miss Collis and Miss Brownscombe