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**Monday 9th September Reception open session with parents**Monday 16th September Reception children start all day**Phonics workshop for reception and year 1 parents 26th September 9am and 2pm**



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!

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 Green Dragon sweatshirt or cardigan
    • 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.

  • Important dates


    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! We are also going to be thinking about what makes us happy and peaceful, and how to manage our emotions.

  • maths
    • Recognising and writing numerals 
    • 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 book- ‘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
    • Keep reading with your child at home and encourage them to talk about what is happening in the pictures.  It’s great if you point out when YOU are reading too – books, magazines, your mail, e-mails…  
    • Remember your child can change their book any day and as often as you like, not just on their set days with their teacher (Penguins–Tuesdays.    Pandas–Wednesdays.     Puffins–Thursdays)
    • We will  have P.E in the hall. The children only take off socks and shoes for this - they DO NOT need PE kits
    • Please remember your child has to change their own socks and shoes. Please help your child to practise at home.
    • Also, leggings and socks are better than tights!
  • RECEPTION PE - Mondays and Tuesdays
    • Reception children need PE kits.

    • 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
  • Home Learning

    Read stories with your child at home. Talk about the characters, settings and structure. Ask your child to retell the story. What did they like? What didn’t they like? Who was their favourite character? 

  • 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?

    Talk about strategies you use to calm down when you’re feeling upset or angry and help your child to practise some techniques.

    • Count to 10 and breathe deeply.
    • Think about some things that make you happy. 
    • Focus on the things that you can hear, smell, see and touch. 

    Arrive on time!

    Remember that the children come straight to our big carpet when they arrive, so if your child is late, they miss an important part of the learning for the session.

  • Useful Websites for learning

    If you go to the Cbeebies website, your child can find out all kinds of things and play games. If you find any otherreally good sites – do let us know! 






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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