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Reception and Nursery

You can now apply for a place in Reception at Green Dragon on the below website. Miss Pinkney is happy to help anyone who would like support with this. Deadline is 15th January 2019. Thank you!


Can You Help?

Perhaps you have knowledge or resources about our project? 

Perhaps you have time to come into class to help with reading? Please come and talk to your child’s teacher if you do!

Dear parents, remember that you will receive a free PE kit from the office when you return the Free School Meal form.

Reception children must be in the playground by 8.45 for doors to open at 8.50am. 

A polite notice - Nursery PlaygroundThe Nursery playground is only for the Nursery children to use during the time that Nursery is open.  Please do not let your child run around and play with the toys in there. 

Starting Full-time School

  • School Uniform:

    Children must wear: 

    • Black or grey school trousers, skirts or dresses (no jogging bottoms)
    • Plain white shirt or polo shirt
    • A GD sweatshirt or cardigan or a regulation school jumper (grey or green)
    • Plain black shoes – no white soles, logos, coloured ticks etc.
    • Children must not wear earrings in school.
    • All long hair must be tied up.
    • Hair must be cut no shorter than a number 2. No embossed styles.

    We are very proud of Green Dragon and wearing a smart school uniform helps to encourage and promote this sense of pride.  Please support your child by making sure they follow the rules. Thank you.

  • IEYC for this term - This is me!

    We learn, play and explore together every day! We have lots in common, but there are also lots of things about us that make us special. We are going to be getting to know ourselves and our classmates by talking about our families, our houses and our home countries. Together, we are going to have a half term full of celebrating all of our similarities and differences!

  • maths
    • Recognising and writing numerals 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • Counting objects and correctly matching numerals
    • Using positional language (under, next to, behind etc)
    • Using language related to size (little, medium, big, huge etc)
  • English
    • Core books- ‘Goldilocks and the 3 bears’ and ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’
    • Retelling a story using a text map (with pictures)
    • Changing a text map to create our own oral stories
    • Read, Write Inc Set 1 sounds: m  a  s d  t  i n  p  g o  c  k u  b  f
  • How can you help?

    Talk about your family. Look at family photos.

    • Who is in your family? 
    • What countries do they come from? 
    • What special things do you and your family like to do together? 
    • Do you belong to a religion or follow any particular routines?

    When walking around the community, look at the different types of houses and house numbers.

    • How are they the same?
    • How are they different?
    • Are they tall/short/long/wide etc?
    • Why do we have keys to houses?
  • Home Learning:

    Read stories with your child at home. Talk about the characters, settings and structure. Can you make up an alternative ending together?

  • Useful Websites for learning:
  • Things to remember e.g. PE kits

    Only reception children need PE kits.

    • PE is on a Wednesdays & Fridays. The uniform is black shorts and a white t-shirt. Please ensure clothing is all name labelled.

    • School PE uniform is black shorts and a white t-shirt. Please ensure clothing is all name labelled. plimsoles are needed for PE.

    • Shorts or leggings must not be over the knee as this increases the likelihood of slipping on equipment
  • Important dates:
    • Thursday 18th October: Reception Parents into Class session
    • Friday 19th October: Break up for Autumn Half-term – 3.15pm
    • Monday 22nd Friday 26th October: Half-term
    • Monday 29th October: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 30th October: Start of Autumn 2 term 8.45am
    • Tuesday 6th November: Full Governing Board meeting
    • Friday 2nd November: 9am Year 2 Diwali Assembly
    • Friday 9th November: Year 6 Remembrance Day Assembly
    • Tuesday 13th November: Year 5 & 6 Disability Awareness Workshop
    • Friday 16th November: 9amY1 – 6 split assemblyAnti-Bullying week
    • Wednesday 21st November: Parents’ Evening – school close 2pm
    • Thursday 22nd November: Parents’ Evening from 3.30pm
    • Wednesday 28th November: Shakespeare Production
    • Thursday 29th November: Shakespeare Production
    • Monday 3rd December: Whole school writing task this week
    • Wednesday 12th December: Flu Vaccines for Reception - Year 5 children
    • Friday 14th December: Last day of swimming for Year 4
    • Friday 21st December: Break up for Christmas Holidays – 2.00pm
    • Friday 24th December – 4th January : Christmas Holidays
    • Monday 7th January: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 8th January: Start of the Spring term 8.45am

Messages from the Staff

School starts at 8:50am and finishes at 3:15. Please be prompt as lateness at either the start or at the end of the day is upsetting for the children.

Please check with your child's teacher that they have a record of all the people that are allowed to collect you child - we will not allow the children to leave the school premises without your consent. If your child is being collected by someone other than yourself or the allocated person then you MUST call the school office.

Packed lunches must not contain sweets, chocolate bars, nuts or fizzy drinks.

Parents and grown ups can talk to any member of the Reception Team at the end of school.

Please make sure all of your child's clothing has their names written on them with PERMANENT pen - thank you.

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