Meet the Team

Mrs C Alcock


Mrs A McGowan

Teaching Assistant


Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to our 22 amazing new children who will be joining Mrs McGowan and I in Reception this year.  We are also happy that Miss Bennett will be playing and learning with us from time to time too.  We are all excited to see what the year ahead holds.

Year R - Welcome Letter

Key Dates for Summer







Home Reading books changed



Forest School








Home Reading

We are now using Bug Club Phonics to support our teaching of phonics and reading in school.  We will use books linked to the sounds children have learned in phonics to practise and develop reading skills.  At home the children are able to access these books and activities to further support their learning.  Each week children will be allocated e-books to access and read at home.  These will be your child's main reading books and should be read during the week.  Each book has questions or activities to do with a yellow bug icon.  The book will not be classed as completed until these tasks are done.  Children will also be able to choose and take home a book to read themselves and a library book to share each Tuesday.

Bug Club Reading


Topics and Themes


We have lots of exciting learning activities and experiences planned for the year ahead but we will also be led by the children's interests where possible to ensure the learning is meaningful.  Below is an overview of our topics and activities.

Please remember to look at our web pages and Facebook page, so that you can keep up-to-date with our fabulous learning.

Booket' List

We have selected a list of books that your children will enjoy this year that we will read and reread for enjoyment.




Tapestry is used in class to record learning and is then shared with parents.  It is also for home learning tasks which parents can upload to share with staff.

If you are having problems with the program or wish to allow another relative access Tapestry please send your e-mail address to Mrs Alcock and a new activation code will be generated.

Please remember to check in with the Tapestry website (not app) regularly to find out about the home learning activities.

We try our very best to ensure your child has a positive and memorable start to their school life.


Water: Please ensure that your child has a bottle of water every day, labelled with their name, to keep them hydrated throughout the day. Part of the EYFS curriculum is to promote oral health so please fill the bottle with water only unless prearranged with Mrs Alcock.

Snack: Children have fruit provided every morning.  They also have 'snack time' in the afternoon for which you may send in one piece of fruit or a cereal bar which will be kept in a box in class.  Please do not send in anything which should be refrigerated.

P.E kits: Please ensure your child has a named P.E. kit in school. Their kit can remain in school for the half term unless parents specifically ask for it to be sent home.

Forest School: Children do not need any extra clothing for Forest School but may bring some if they wish.  They will get muddy!

Milk: Children who are four will be offered free milk from Cool Milk every afternoon.  Once children turn five, parents must log on to the Cool Milk website to arrange for paid milk for their child if required.

Please ensure all book bags, coats, jumpers, P.E. kits, snack or lunch bags and water bottles are clearly labelled with your child’s name. 



If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to arrange an appointment with myself via the school office or send me an email.

Mrs Alcock


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