Once all children have settled in school they will bring home a picture book to share with you. When our phonics teaching is underway your child will begin to bring home simple books to read themselves. Please note, your child will only be able to take a book home if they have their book bag in school. We encourage children to read at home each night. When your child has read at home can you sign and date their diary and write a comment so that we know how they are finding their reading at home. When children have had their diary signed at home they receive a sticker in school which they can then put onto their reading sticker chart. When 35 stickers have been collected children will receive a certificate in assembly.
PE takes place every Friday morning. Initially children will only require an indoor PE kit of white t-shirt, navy shorts and black pumps. Please make sure these items are clearly named and in a suitable pump bag to hang on their peg. Blakehill pump bags can be purchased in the school office. It would be of great benefit for your child to practise dressing and undressing independently.
Please note: Your child will need their PE kit in school by Friday 30th September.
It is important that pupils arrive at school on time and we would ask that all pupils in Reception are in our playground and ready to come into school at 8.30am. Please bear with us at the end of the day, 3:00pm, as we see pupils out. Please also let us know if your child is being collected by a different adult or is attending Night Owls.