8.50 am to 3.20 pm 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Cherry Lane Reception.  We look forward to an exciting year full of diverse and creative indoor and outdoor learning opportunities for your child in Reception. We have a wonderful creative and engaging curriculum to inspire and support your child through the first year of their school life.

We understand the transition to ‘big school’ can be a scary one for both you and your child but we strive to make it a happy one and one which has exciting opportunities for your child to reach their full potential.

Topics this year in Reception are:

Ourselves, our families and where we live

Food, festivals and celebrations

Fantasy and Adventure

Transport and Space

Animals and habitats 

The Seaside

To encourage the children to become more independent, they will come into the classroom on their own at the beginning of the day. They will be responsible for hanging up their coats and putting their bags and lunch boxes in the right place.

Parents are also welcome in to the classroom to support with reading, please speak to your child’s class teacher to find out when you could come in, we truly welcome all reading support as it is so vital to the children’s development in Reception

We are always happy to speak to you about any queries or concerns you have and you can contact us before or after school or via the school office.

Please check outside your child’s classroom for opportunities to sign up to come in and help.

Useful Information for new parents

PE Kits: All children in Reception, will wear their PE kit to school on the days that they have PE. This is to make sure that children get the full PE session and time is not wasted getting changed. 

PE lessons change every half term - please see your child's class teacher to confirm the relevant PE days for your child.

Children should wear their white PE top with their usual school jumper or cardigan, black leggings, shorts or black tracksuit bottoms depending on the weather and trainers (velcro only) or plimsolls.

Reading Book Bags: All children should have a book bag which they bring to school everyday. By October half term all children will be given a reading book and a reading log book which they will keep in their bag and will be expected to bring in each day.

Please keep a check on any notices outside your child’s classroom. Teachers will put up important information on the windows as it is an excellent way of communicating with parents. It will also give you an opportunity to find out what your child has been learning each week from a poster put up on a Thursday.

We look forward to the year ahead.  


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