First week in Reception
We have had a fantastic first week in Reception! All of the children have settled in well and have begun to make friends. We have concentrated on allowing them to get to know each other and to learn how we do things at Millfield School. We are really looking forward to the rest of our fun and busy term.
Next week, the children will stay until 1.15pm, as they will be staying for lunch. I believe there is a new, online system for ordering lunches, but don't worry if you haven't accessed it. You can send us a note about what your child would like for lunch, if you wish. We ask each child on each day, so you can allow them to choose for themselves if you wish. There is lots of choice, or you can send in a packed lunch from home, if there is nothing that your child fancies on any particular day. Reception staff supervise lunch, so will help with any cutting up.
Just a few notes for mums, dads and carers. Please can you send in a change of clothes for your child, that can stay in school, if you haven't done this already. Accidents do happen! Remember to label everything.
It was great to see so many water bottles, especially on such a warm day. We try to encourage to the children to only drink water during the day, as part of our healthy eating ethos. Please only put water in your child's bottle, they soon get used to the taste, if they say they're not keen. Remember to label the bottle, so they don't get muddled up.
If your child needs any medication during the school day, please give it to the office, so they can record it, along with any medical information that we need to know, such as allergies.
If your child is going home with someone different, or is attending After School Club, please let a member of the Reception staff know at the beginning of the day.
Make sure that you sign up to Tapestry, so that you can see what your child is up to during the day. We also use it to send messages to you. You should have received an invitation email. Most of you have done this already.
If you need to contact any of the Reception teachers, you can email us at the following address:
Have a good weekend and see you all again on Monday.
Reception team: Mrs Oakley, Mrs Harkin-Perry, Mrs Monsey, Mrs Alexander, Mrs Ratcliffe and Mrs Rolfe
You can help with our Learning Theme by providing your child with a photograph of their family group, for them to talk about and share with the rest of the class. The photos will be displayed on the classroom wall and returned at the end of the learning theme. Thank you.