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Mrs North's class

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Hello and welcome to our Reception class page
at Almondsbury Primary School

We have 2 Reception classes:

Reception 1

  • Miss Wingett (class teacher)
  • Mrs Edwards (teaching assistant)
  • Mrs McAuley and Mr Gosai (1:1 teaching assistants)  

Reception 2

  • Mrs North (class teacher)
  • Mrs Clarke (teaching assistant)
  • Mrs Jones (1:1 teaching assistant)

We are looking forward to getting to know the new Reception children and their families. 

Please check back here regularly to see photos of the children learning and for important information.

Term 1 - Our topic this term is 'All about me'.

We will be finding out about our bodies, families, people who help us and being healthy.

We will also be settling in, making friends and learning the new rules and routines of school.

Our theme in collective worship is forgiveness.

Phased Intake Information

  • Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th September - Home Visits
  • Thursday 5th September - All children start half days - A & B - am   C & D - pm
  • w/b Monday 9th September - C & D - am  A & B - pm
  • w/b Monday 16th September - A & B - am   C & D - pm
  • w/b Monday 23rd September - All children am & lunch (pick up 12:45)
  • w/b Monday 30th September - All children full-time

Important Dates

  • Monday 23rd September 9am - New Reception Parents Coffee Morning
  • Thursday 26th September 9:15am - Reading & Phonics Workshop
  • Monday 30th September 3:30pm - Meet the Teacher
  • Tuesday 8th October 9:15am - Funky Fingers Workshop
  • Wednesday 16th October 2:30pm - Maths Workshop
  • Friday 25th October - INSET Day

Letters for these events will be placed in your child's bookbag

Term 2 - Our topic this term is 'Let's Party!'

Our theme for collective worship is compassion. 

 We performed our Nativity play, 'The Innkeeper's Breakfast' to the whole school and our families. We enjoyed learning all the songs, actions and our lines and wearing our costumes on the stage.

During this term we will be finding out about how people celebrate different celebrations around the world including Diwali, Christmas, weddings and birthdays.

We will also be rehearsing for our Christmas nativity -

'The Innkeeper's Breakfast'

This term we will begin to send home our class book 'I am Bat!' as well as our class bears. Don't forget to complete the scrapbooks with your child. 

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Important Dates

  • Monday 4th November - Book Week 
  • Wednesday 6th November 6pm - Book at bedtime
  • Thursday 7th November - Book week dressing up day
  • Monday 11th November 9:15am - Walk to war memorial
  • Wednesday 13th November - School photographs
  • Thursday 14th November 4-7pm - Parents evening (part 1)
  • Friday 15th November – Children in Need – wear pyjamas to school!
  • Tuesday 19th November – Wow day – wear party clothes to school!
  • Tuesday 19th November 4-7pm – Parents evening (part2)
  • Friday 6th December – Reception Christmas school trip
  • Friday 6th December - Christmas fayre 6-8pm - wear Christmas jumpers to school!
  • Wednesday 11th December 9:30am – Reception nativity performance
  • Friday 13th December – Christmas party - Bring party clothes to change into in the afternoon
  • Tuesday 17th December – Christmas lunch
  • Friday 20th December - Christmas service at St. Mary's church

Letters for these events will be placed in your child's bookbag

Term 3 - Once Upon a Time

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year with your families.

This term our topic is' Once Upon a Time'.

We will be learning about lots of traditional tales including Goldilocks & the 3 Bears, Little Red Riding Hood and The 3 Little Pigs.

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Our Collective Worship theme for this term is 'Hope'.

We will be continuing our Reception home-school links by sending home the class bear, the cooking bag,
our class book - I am Bat,

and will also be starting the Marvellous Me! box. 

Important Dates

  • Monday 6th January - Term 3 begins
  • Wednesday 15th January - Fairytale wow day
  • Friday 17th January - Mrs North's last day
  • Tuesday 4th February - Height and weight checks
  • Saturday 8th February - Children's disco
  • Friday 14th February - End of Term 3

Term 4

This term our topic is 'Amazing Animals',

we will be learning about different types of animals including dinosaurs, pets, nocturnal animals and African animals.

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Our Collective Worship value this term is 'Truthfulness'.

We are going to Wild Place on Thursday 5th March to see some real African animals and to take part in a workshop.

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