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Mrs Hayes and Mrs Forsyth

Welcome to Reception

Our team are :

  • Mrs E Hayes (Red Group: Foxes and Owls)
  • Mrs V Forsyth (Blue Group: Badgers and Hedgehogs)
  • Mrs P Hegarty, Mrs J Sweeney, Miss J Bell, Mr G Girling


6th December 2019


A very good evening to you all.


We were all very excited to discover ice in our outdoor classroom on Monday morning! We spent ages completely absorbed in our investigations!


This week, we listened to the story of 'The First Christmas' and began learning the songs, and our lines, for next Friday's liturgy (Friday 13th December at 2.00pm in the school hall). We hope you are able to join us.


On Wednesday morning, we were visited by the CBSO who told us a story using lots of different musical instruments and we all got to help out! We had a great time.


Over the past couple of days we have been making our own Advent wreaths and, this morning, when we joined the rest of our school for our first 'whole school' Advent liturgy, we were thrilled to notice the Advent wreath in Church. We know lots of facts about the Advent wreath... ask us 'how many purple candles?' or 'how many candles altogether?'. You'll be very impressed!

This morning's liturgy illustrated perfectly the true meaning of Christmas and your children not only behaved with respect and reverence but also responded with some very deep and thoughtful comments and questions; we are very proud of them. Thank You Year 5 for delivering such a wonderful liturgy!


Reading Packs 

This week's pack will be the final one of 2019. We are grateful for their prompt return on TUESDAY 10th DECEMBER. This affords us an opportunity to audit our books, return them to their correct place and prepare for next term's packs. Thank you for your support and understanding in this respect.


Christmas Parties

Our Christmas Parties will take place on MONDAY 16th DECEMBER at 2.00pm.

Next week, you will receive a note requesting a donation of some 'party food'. Non-perishable items can be delivered to school at any time during the week but, please, could refrigerated items be sent in on either the morning of FRIDAY 13th DECEMBER or, preferably, on the morning of MONDAY 16th DECEMBER. Many thanks. 



The Sun will be printing vouchers until January 18th 2020 and, if we collect 3,500, we will be eligible to receive £600 worth of new books, absolutely free! Please ask family and friends to start saving!



We're looking forward to seeing you tomorrow afternoon at our Christmas Fayre! There will be 'Treasure Jars', tombola, games, tattoos, face painting, delicious turkey baps, mulled wine, a raffle to win one of our many Christmas hampers and 'the big man in red' will be there too! Doors open at 12:00.


Many thanks for your continued support; wishing you all a lovely weekend.


The Reception Team.


P.E. takes place every MONDAY MORNING.

If you haven't yet sent in your child's P.E. kit, please ensure that it is sent in on Monday morning.

Many thanks!

Our topic this term is 'Marvellous Me!'.

See below for this half-term's curriculum map.

Dates for your diary:


Saturday 7th December: 12:00-15:00: School Christmas Fayre

Monday 9th December: Final day for shoebox appeal (shoeboxes to be delivered to St Chad's)

Friday 13th December @ 09:10: Advent liturgy (led by Y6) IN CHURCH

Friday 13th December @ 10:00: Christmas Boutique

Friday 13th December @ 14:00: Reception Advent liturgy IN SCHOOL HALL

Monday 16th December @ 14:00: Christmas Party!

Wednesday 18th December @ 10:30: Whole school Mass IN CHURCH

Thursday 19th December: School Christmas lunch

Friday 20th December: Break Up

Monday 6th January 2020: Welcome back! (Spring Term 1)


First week of Advent

The last week of November...

We went on a BEAR HUNT!

Second week of Autumn Term 2

Welcome back!

Final week of Autumn Term 1

This week... My word! We've been busy!

4th week of BIG school!

'New Beginnings'

'New Beginnings' 1 Keep 'em coming...!

Curriculum Meeting: 03/10/2019

New Parents' ppt