Welcome to Reception!
Teachers: Mrs Coupe and Miss Marshall
Welcome you to Reception class! We are truly grateful that you have chosen Holmgate to start your child’s schooling journey. Below is some information regarding the Reception year that we hope you will find useful.
What time does school start and finish?
Children in the Early Years are welcomed in to school from 8:40am and must arrive no later than 8.55am. Late arrivals should report to the office. School finishes at 3.00pm and children are collected in the same place that they are dropped off (the garden).
What day is PE?
Children in Reception start formal PE lessons later on in the term. We will notify you when the arrangements for this have been finalised. Up until then, children will be developing physically everyday on the climbing frame and in our physical outdoor area. Children do not need to bring PE kits to school.
Should I use class do-jo messenger to ask questions?
The best way to ask a question is to ask a member of staff, in person, either at the beginning or the end of the day. This way you are guaranteed to be provided with the most accurate information possible. Class do-jo is used for behaviour management purposes and we, unfortunately, are not permitted to respond to individual queries.
What about reading books?
Children in Reception will be issued reading books in the spring term, in line with government guidance. In the meantime, we will be sending lots of phonic cards and decodable sheets home to practice with!
Downloading the following apps will be of great benefit to you: Class Do-jo, See-Saw and School Jotter.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. We are privileged to have the opportunity to be your children’s teachers. It’s going to be a great year together!