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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(including shoes) 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

Spring Half-term: May 27th-May 31st(27/5-31/5)
INSET Day: June 6th(6/6)
Trip to Odd's Farm: June 26th(26/6)
Last day of school: July 19th(19/7) 

Ideas on How to Support Your Child At Home

-Help them to gain independence e.g.: encouraging them to put on their own coat 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 ‘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 and counting the things they see/have.

-Encourage using the tripod pencil grip and writing their numbers, letters and names.

-Practise and encourage using a knife, fork and spoon when eating.  

Other Information You Need to Know

P.E. will be on Tuesday and Thursday. Kit should be brought in the St. Mary's drawstring bag on a Monday and will be taken home on a Friday. Please make sure all kit is labelled with your child's name. 

Wow Moments Sheet- Below you will find the Wow Moments sheet. This can be used to share with us significant events in your child’s life, any learning that they have done or if they have an interest in something.

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.



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


Mrs. Appleton and Miss Brownscombe