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Autumn Term 2017


Ash and Aspen Class              

Welcome to Reception.

To help you familiarise yourself with who we are, here is a list of the Reception Team and their responsibilities.



Support Staff


Miss Heppell

Miss Paramasivan & Mrs Butcher


Ms Simpson & Ms Flood

Mrs Dry

To find out useful information about learning at home, please click on this link: Early Years parents - Help at home

On the link below you can access EYFS guidance which is used by the teaching staff for planning and assessment: Development Matters

Click here for 2017-18 Curriculum information for Reception Class.

This term our topic is ‘Marvellous Me’. This will include:

‘Things I like to do’

‘What I look like’

‘My family’

‘How I have changed’

‘My senses’

‘My body’


All children learn to read at different stages and it is important for them to enjoy reading every day. This begins with picture books from the classroom until they are ready to move on to our reading scheme books. After you have read with your child please remember to fill in your child’s Reading Record book and leave a short comment about how they are getting on. We will change children’s books on a Monday and Thursday however, we cannot change books until the previous book is returned.


Every week the children have an hour’s PE session with our school coach; this involves physical activities, games and learning to be healthy. The children are required to wear a PE kit; this consists of a High View white t-shirt, maroon shorts and plimsolls/trainers. These can be ordered from the same website as the school uniform. The children in Reception also have the opportunity to be outside and be active every day in our outdoor area.


The children will receive weekly homework on a Friday which is then due back in the following Tuesday. This homework is to help them develop encourage their learning at home. Please ensure your child brings their homework back on time, so it can be marked and returned.

Music & Spanish

Once a week the children take part in a singing assembly and a Spanish lesson.

Weekly Newsletter

Each week you will receive a newsletter informing you about what Reception have been learning. You can access this via the school website and you will receive it by email. It will have a suggested ‘you can help at home by…’ section in which you can use to support your child’s learning. It will also detail messages and reminders of any important news.


Please make sure your child attends school every day and arrives on time. For children to achieve their full potential it is vital they have high attendance. Please ensure you collect your child promptly at 3:15pm from the Reception playground as it can be very distressing for your child.


Please adhere to the High View Uniform code. Monogramed items (jumpers, cardigans and book bags) can be obtained online from or telephone 01923 255 525. Other standard uniform items can be sourced locally.

School dinners

If a child wishes to change from school dinners to packed lunch or vice versa, they may only do so at the beginning of each half term.  Payment should be made online using SIMS Agora. Details can be obtained from the school office.  If any child has been advised by their GP or Health Care Professional to either, follow a special diet; or to avoid certain foods, please contact Edwards and Ward Special Diet and Allergen help line on the details below:

Janice Martin

Edwards & Ward Ltd.                                                      

141 Milton Rd (behind Old Waterworks)

Weston Super Mare

North Somerset

BS22 8AA

Office Number: 01934 615616

Class Trips

We will no longer be accepting cash or cheques for trips and payment will only be possible using our SIMS Agora online payment system. Your child has a unique payment number which you may have already used to set up online payments for school lunches and after school care. If you have not set up your account, please notify the school office and you will be provided with your child's unique number. If trips do not require payment, you will still need to go online to give permission for your child to attend.

The transition to Reception is a big change for the children, but they soon get used to the new routines and expectations. If you have any concerns that you would like to discuss, please feel free to arrange a time to meet with us. The morning is always a very busy time but we stay late after school so are happy to discuss things with you then. We look forward to a great term ahead!

With kind regards,

The Reception Team

Click on the issue number of the newsletter you would like to read:

Issue Number Week Commencing
Issue 1 11th September 2017
Issue 2 18th September 2017
Issue 3 25th September 2017
Issue 4 2nd October 2017