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Orchard Primary

& Pre-School

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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to Reception!


Who is in our classroom?

In Reception our Class Teacher is Miss Smallwood and our Teaching Assistants are Miss Dixon and Mrs Williams.


What does my child need to bring to school?

Every day children will need to bring: a water bottle, a waterproof coat and an Orchard Primary School book bag. They will also have a reading record book which we ask you to fill in with details of the books you share at home.


At the start of each half term we also recommended that you bring your PE kit (in an appropriate bag) and leave it in school for the duration of the half term. Within your PE kit you will need an Orchard Primary School PE top, appropriate bottoms (shorts and jogging bottoms to choose dependent on the weather), PE pumps and an additional pair of socks.


What happens in Reception?

In Reception we have lots of fun exploring the learning environment through our play. We also have daily Phonics, Literacy and Maths sessions. On Monday afternoons, we take our learning outside and explore the forest in Muddy Monday. We enjoy PE on a Tuesday and have focused activities for RE, Art and Music throughout the rest of the week, whilst still exploring and learning through play.


Marvellous Me:

We are delighted to let you know that we will use MarvellousMe to keep you informed of your child's learning and achievements in school. If you have any questions or would like help in accessing the app then please do not hesitate to ask. You should have all have received login details but if you haven't, please let us know.


This year in Reception, we will be sharing any "wow" moments that your child has achieved at school, through MarvellousMe, which you will get an instant notification of. At the end of each term, we will share a snapshot of your child's "Memory Book" on MarvellousMe, where you will be able to look back on and reflect on their term at school!