Welcome Back Reception

We look forward to welcoming everyone back for the final term of the year!

We can’t believe how fast this year is going and how much progress everyone has made. 🙂 We hope you have all had an amazing Easter break.

Some amendments to our timetable are as follows:

PE days are now Monday and Tuesday. Please come in Newdale PE kits on these days.
Forest school will now be on a Thursday afternoon. Please bring forest kits and wellies in a seperate kit bag on this day.

See you bright and early tomorrow to hear about your break.

The Reception Team.

Parent’s Evening entrance points

Please see below entrance points for Parent’s Evening this week. Please do not exit the building via the office, please leave via the the door you entered. Thank you



World Book Day Swap Shop

Thank you to all of the parents who have donated to the World Book Day Swap Shop.

We are all set up and ready to go!

Please come to the Den with your tickets at 8.35 or 3.10 on the following days:

Reception/ Year 1 – Tuesday 27th February

Year 2/ Year 3 – Wednesday 28th February

Year 4/ Year 5 – Thursday 29th February

Year 6 – Friday 1st March

Please use the door pictured below to enter the Den.





Drop in session from the Healthy child team

Please see below the invite to an informal chat session on all things health related and dietary needs for early years with the Healthy child team from the local hub. This is a great drop in session for any support or guidance needed.
Parents with small babies and toddlers are welcome too, there will be a safe area for them to play if needed and room for prams.

Message for parents

Please can we remind parents to keep children off the outside play area by the reception classrooms during the morning drop off and after school pick up.

Staff are having to tidy up the area before preparing it for the days’ activities which shortens the time in which children can access the area to learn.

Additionally, some resources have been played with, left out in the rain and have sadly been ruined meaning they’ve had to be thrown away and replaced. 

Many thanks

Reception Team

Message to parents – Birthday photo

In preparation for our RE lesson this Thursday please can parents send a birthday related photo of your child by this Wednesday preferably via the reception email or paper copies are fine too.


Thank you

Reception team

Height & Weight Checks for Reception pupils

Please see attached information regarding the upcoming height & weight checks for reception pupils taking place in school on Monday 26th February.

A letter regarding the checks will go home with pupils today, including a withdrawal form if you do not wish for your child to have the check, this form must be returned to school by Friday 9th February. If you are happy for your child to have the check, you do not need to do anything.


NCMP Parents pre-measurement guidance letter 2023 FINAL

Eye screening letter for reception 2024

E02780184 DHSC PRE Measuring Leaflet HR_Print


Next week – request to parents

Next week Reception will be learning about weddings. The children will have the opportunity to talk about their own experiences of weddings/what they know about weddings. If you have any wedding photographs (copies NOT originals) and your child would like to bring them in to share with the rest of the class, please do so by Wednesday 17th Jan.

Many Thanks

The Reception Team