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Reception 1

Welcome to Reception 1 Class!


In Reception at Bishop Lonsdale we love to play, learn and explore in a variety of ways, both inside and outside! 


Useful Information


Water Bottles

Your child will need a water bottle in school every day. This water bottle needs to be clearly labelled and be filled with water only as we are a ‘Healthy School’.



In early years children will be able to access the outdoor area most days. When the weather is wet children need the appropriate footwear. Please send your child into school with a pair of clearly labelled wellies in a bag for them to keep in school. 


Spare clothes

Please send your child into school with some spare clothes to keep on their peg. These will come in handy if your child ever needs changing and will make them feel more comfortable in their own clothes.


PE Kits

PE kits need to be clearly labelled in a PE bag on their pegs. PE kits will be a white t-shirt, green shorts and black pumps for indoor PE. Children are welcome to bring jogging bottoms and jumpers for outdoor PE. We will send PE kits home every half term to be washed. Please practise getting dressed/undressed with your children at home to get them used to doing it independently in school.


Show and Tell

On a Friday the children will have the opportunity to bring into school one small item to talk about during circle time. Children sometimes like to bring leaflets to places they have visited, a photo of family or friends or something they have made themselves at home.


Fruit and Milk

Children will receive free milk and a piece of fruit each morning until they turn 5 years old. Once they have turned 5, they still receive fruit but milk is charged at 20p a day (please see the school office). Children in reception also receive a free school meal. If you would prefer your child to have a packed lunch from home, please send your child with a healthy lunch in a clearly labelled lunch box.


Reading Books

Reading books will be changed on a Thursday and returned home on a Friday



Your child will have the opportunity to borrow books from our school library each week to bring home and share with you. Our library session will be on a Thursday. We hope you enjoy sharing these books together by reading the stories, talking about the pictures and spotting letters and words which they recognise.


School book pack

These only need to be returned to school on a Thursday and will be handed back out again on a Friday. Most letters are sent out over ParentPay to your email, occasionally letters will be sent out via your child’s book pack, so please look out for these.



Children will be bringing home a ‘Home Learning Book’ with a list of activities linked to our topic during the term. Please complete at least 5 activities and record them in your child’s book. We will ask you to return these books at the end of the term for the children to celebrate their home learning with the class. 


Many thanks

Mrs Booth & Mrs Wall 



Our Class Gallery

 Our Class Topics 2019-2020


Autumn Term


How I Sparkle and Shine!

Spring Term

Once Upon a Time...

Summer Term

From the Stars to the Sea! 


End of Year Reception Expectations