Welcome to Reception
Classroom teachers: Miss Garnett & Mrs O'Connor
Nursery Nurses: Mrs Coppola & Mrs Senk
Welcome to St Antony's.
Welcome to our Reception classes at St Antony's. We are looking forward to meeting you all at our drop in sessions on Friday 6th September from 9.30 am to 12 pm and 1.30 pm to 3 pm. This will be an opportunity for you to meet your child's teachers and to familiarise the children with their new environment. If you have any questions or concerns please talk to a member of staff during your visit.
Dates for your diary:
We have arranged some meetings to share our expectations and explain ways to support your children at home with Phonics, Writing and Mathematics.
Welcome Meeting: 3rd October 2019 at 3.30pm and 5.30pm.
Phonics Meeting: 7th November 2019 at 3.30pm and 5.30pm.
Writing Meeting: 28th November 2019 at 3.30pm and 5.30pm.
Mathematics Meeting: 5th December 2019 at 3.30pm and 5.30pm.
A creche will be available for children of parents attending the 3.30pm meetings.
Information For New Reception Intake 2019/20
Our Topics this academic year are:
All about me
Under the Sea
Reception Stay and Play
Our Early Years Aims
At St Antony’s Catholic Primary School, our aim is to create a happy and secure environment, where children will develop confidence, key skills and an eagerness to learn. We recognise that as parents, you are the first educator in your child’s life and it is our wish to create positive partnerships with families from the outset.
We have introduced Stay & Play Sessions and we welcome all family members to attend, including; Mums, Dads, Grandparents and Carers etc. You are invited to stay and play with your children as we value your support and recognise the importance of partnership with parents.
Benefits of Stay and Play sessions
Stay & Play sessions allow you the chance to see your child interact with other children and learn through play in a relaxed environment. Staff will set up activities following the children’s interests and parents/carers can come along and take part in the activities, learn new skills and ideas for learning at home through play. You will also have the opportunity to find out about school life and daily activities that take place in the early years.
We offer one Stay and Play session per child per term. We ask that only one adult per child attends the session and this can be a different adult each time to allow all family members to enjoy a Stay and Play session throughout the year. The purpose of the session will be to stay and play with your child only and not to look through books or consult with teachers, as opportunities for this will be provided on parent’s consultation evenings. It is important to remember that confidentiality is vital within the school, after your visit if there is anything you feel it is important to share please speak directly with the class teacher. Sessions will last from 2:15pm to 3:15pm on Friday afternoons and children can leave directly from the classroom with their adult at 3:15pm. Please see Stay and Play timetables on our webpage for your child’s session date.
Big Talk posters will be given out fortnightly on a Monday. Please complete this with your child for that week's Friday.
Impact goes out fortnightly on a Friday. Please complete for following Friday.
Phonics goes out on a Monday. Please return by Friday.
Weekly reading please ensure you read with your child every night (as much as possible) and update the reading journal with comments based on the focus. This helps us to choose and set books tailored for your child's progress. This is alongside the group words which are to be returned on your child's reading day.
If your child's books are not returned on time then they will miss out on the tasks/spellings and/or given back out again.
There is more information about what is expected on the 'Reception Homework Timetable' at the bottom of this page.
Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled as it helps the children to identify and encourages responsibility for their own belongings.
Lost property boxes are located by the year 2 classrooms- please make sure if you need to access the lost property that you gain entry via the office so they are aware of who is on site at all times.