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 Autumn







Reading books changed

Library books changed


Forest School







Meet the teacher evenings: Tuesday 7th September 3.45pm & Wednesday 8th September 5.15pm

Roald Dahl Day: Monday 13th September

Christmas Fair: Wednesday 13th October - More information to follow

Halloween Disco: Wednesday 20th October - More information to follow


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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