St Marie's Catholic Primary School

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Reception/Year 1

What have we been learning?

Welcome to Year Reception/One with Mrs Barr (teacher) and Mrs McGanity (teaching assistant).


The transition into reception/year one has gone really smoothly and children are excited to be in their new class.  They all look wonderful in their new uniforms and are eager to learn.


Children will follow the same routine as the reception and nursery classes in the Autumn term to support the pupils and to ensure a smooth transition. We are looking forward to working with you and your children. We welcome you to contact us for any information or to answer any questions you may have that are not addressed in our welcome page.


Class Information



It is very important that your child attends school every day unless they are too sick to come in. If your child is going to be absent, please inform the school as soon as possible.



Please make sure that your child arrives into the school hall by (8.55am). Phonic lessons, which are a very important building block in your child's education, begins straight after registration.



Please ensure your child has the correct uniform which includes school shoes (not trainers) and has their name in everything including their coat and P.E Kit. . For P.E children should have a white T-Shirt, black or navy shorts and black pumps. We have P.E on Thursday. The children can leave them in school and take them home at half term.



Children will be learning new sounds and exception words in school throughout the week. New spellings will be sent home each week for children to learn.


Reading Books

Reading is a major focus in your child’s education and we aim to listen to your child read regularly in school. Reading with your child at home is also important; it is a lovely way to spend time with them. The children can also read with older siblings. If you have requested a reading book, your child will bring it home with a reading record book. Please encourage and help your child to bring this book into school on a Tuesday and Friday in order for it to be changed.



Children will receive maths homework that will be related to the topic we cover in the week.




Water Bottles

We encourage the children to drink water in class so that they can stay hydrated throughout the day. Could you please ensure that your child has a water bottle, containing water only, for use in class.


Inhalers and Medicine

If your child needs an inhaler, please send it into school with a name label and instructions of use. All parents must sign a medical consent form (available from the main reception) to authorise any medicines to be adminsitered by staff.