Reception helpful information
Welcome to Reception!
The following information is specific to Reception.
8.45am – The school day begins and the register will be taken.
8.50am – playground gates will be locked if you arrive after this please report to the School Office.
End of School Routine
3pm – class ends.
If you need to speak with the class teacher about your child’s day or any misplaced items, please wait until all children have been dismissed and we will do our best to help you.
Misplaced items, which are not labelled, will be placed in the lost property. If your child misplaced an item please ask a member of the Reception team and they will look for it once other children are dismissed.
Your child is welcome to wear PE kit to school on our PE days (these are currently Monday and Thursday).
Tapestry online Learning journeys
In Reception we learn mostly through play, building up our phonics and maths steadily.
Tapestry will enable you to record observations of your child’s learning at home.
If you have not already done so, please could you return your permission form for Tapestry access.
We are in the process of collating permissions and will contact you in the next few weeks with information on how to access your account.
Please keep us up to date with your child's achievements at home by adding your own observations.
Reading books - Reception Children
New books will come home with your child on a Monday, these need to be handed back in by Friday so we can change them for the next week.
You will have a reading record, please record when your child has read at home and comment on any progress they have made.
Once your child has read five times at home they will receive a reading certificate in class on a Friday.
We will only issue a new reading book once the old one has been returned.
In Reception we work on the same phonics scheme as rest of the school, Read Write Inc. The children begin the year learning phonics as a whole class. After a few weeks the children are assessed then put into groups depending on their current phonic knowledge. The children are regularly assessed to ensure the phonic teaching they are receiving links to their current knowledge.
The links below will provide you with an introduction to phonics and the Read Write Inc scheme.
All children in Reception are eligible to receive free school dinners under the Government’s Universal Free School Meals.
The dinner menu remains the same as the summer term until half term, a copy can be found on the front of the website.
Reception teachers will ask your child which option they would like for dinner at the beginning of the day. If you would like your child to have a specific dish please let a member of the Reception team know in the morning.
Weekly communications with parents
A weekly phonic spotlight will be posted on to Tapestry. This will give you advice and videos of how best to support your child with early reading at home.
In our efforts to be eco-friendly, with the exception of this week, information regarding our week, diary dates and updates will be emailed to parents/carers via the Whole School Weekly News using the email address we hold on our school management system.
If you have specifically requested paper copies of correspondence this will be provided. Please contact the school office if you wish to change your request.
All correspondence will be posted on the school website www.ovschool.co.uk. Information specific for Reception will be posted under Parent Information/ Reception.
Are you eligible for the government pupil premium funding?
If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school office and a member of our Reception team will get back to you as soon as possible.