Hello Everyone and Welcome to RW!
We are delighted to welcome you to Blakehill Primary School. Please keep checking these pages to keep up to date with all that is happening in Reception. Our Autumn term page and half term plan will provide you with all the information you need about what we are currently learning. Please be assured that we will continue to follow current COVID guidelines and implement necessary hygiene and safety measures within school so that our children feel safe, happy and confident. 
In RW your class teacher is Mrs Wardell and your Teaching Assistant is Mrs Donohue. In RP Mrs Pinder is the class teacher and Mrs Brook is the Teaching Assistant. Other adults in Reception are Mrs Head and Mrs Howell-Gott.
Could we please ask that all children have a Book Bag for when they start school full time. These will be used to bring home reading books, reading records, homework tasks and letters providing information. Please check your child's book bag each day for any correspondence from school. Your child will also need to bring a named water bottle to school daily.
Fresh fruit and milk will be available at snack time each day for your child. 
Please make sure all your child's clothing, including coat, and other items (water bottle, book bag, lunch box)  are clearly named.

Reading Books

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. 

Entry / Exit procedures

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.