Reception Class 2020-2021

We are SUPER excited to be welcoming your child to our Barn Owls class.

It will seem a little strange that you are unable to come into the classroom with your child at this time but rest assured, your child will be made to feel very welcome and, as soon as we are able, you will be more than welcome to come and visit and actually see the reception class for yourself!

Book bags and PE bags are now available from the school office if you'd like one for your child. Once you are on the system these can be purchased via our online payment system which you received an email about last week. 

A good idea might be to personalise your child's bag in some way with a ribbon or key ring so they can easily pick it out from the 29 other identical bags! 

A few parents have asked about PE kits and Adventure Island clothes (formerly known as Far Field!). Unlike the rest of the school, in reception we ask that your child comes to school in their uniform each day and we will help get your child changed for Adventure Island on a Wednesday afternoon and PE on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Adventure Island won't happen for a few weeks until your child is here full time but you may wish to send them in with wellies so we can use the mud kitchen and outdoor area in any weathers! Please remember to name every item of clothing - jumpers, trousers, skirts, wellies, shoes etc as this helps us enormously. A sharpie pen is absolutely fine!

Thank you to those who have sent in an 'All About Me' sheet - we'd love to have more to fill our board in our room and look forward to sharing these with your child as a way of talking about people/things that are important to them.

Home Visits (20 minutes) are available if you'd like one. Monday Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday this week and next. Again, thank you to those who have asked for one. We will email you your day and time tomorrow.

We're really looking forward to the journey with you all this coming year. Please don't hesitate to contact me via the school office or put a note in your child's home school book if you have any questions and we'll do our best to answer them. Mrs Dance HLTA will be in our class full time and Miss Tye will work in the mornings with us.

Kind regards

Mary Raffell

Welcome to Newton Poppleford School.
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