Welcome to Reception

A very warm welcome to St. Andrew’s CEVA Primary School from all the team in Foundation Stage.

The First Day of School

I gave you a little wink and smile as you
Entered my room today.
For I know how hard it is to leave and
Know your child must stay.

You’ve been with them for years now
And have been a loving guide
But now, alas, the time has come to
Leave them at my side.

Just know that as you drive away and
Tears down your cheeks may flow,
I’ll love them as I would my own and help
Them learn and grow.

For as a parent, I too know how quickly
The years do pass,
And not long ago it was my turn to take
My child to class.

So please put your mind at ease
And cry those tears no more,
For I will care for them them and take them in
When you leave them at my door.

We know it can be scary sending your child to school for the first time but we are here to help. In Holcot, Mr Reed is the Class Teacher and Miss Wearing the Teaching Assistant: In Sywell, Mrs Hodson is the Class Teacher and Mrs Poole the Teaching Assistant. Mrs Lightfoot and Mrs Hill will be covering during the week in both classes so you may see their faces at the end of the day!

We will update this page regularly with pictures and information allowing you to keep an eye on what your little one has been busy learning at school!  

During the first year of your child’s school life they will continue to follow the Foundation Stage curriculum. This is a continuation of their Pre-School experience and, likewise, will comprise seven areas of learning encompassed through a range of play based activities both in and outdoors. The curriculum enables us to assess the children’s learning and we are therefore able to plan their ‘next steps’ according to individual needs.

We aim to provide a fun and stimulating environment where your child will feel happy and secure, and consequently will make great progress. Our experienced team have a wealth of experience, and we plan as a team, taking into account the children’s interests and prior learning.

PE will be on a Monday morning, so please ensure your child has a named PE kit (and their name in their uniform). No earrings are to be worn and hair must be tied back.

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Reception Team

Joe Reed
Mr Reed
Class Teacher
Miss Wearing
Teaching Assistant
Mrs Hodson
Class Teacher
Sarah Hill
Mrs Hill
Sue Poole
Mrs Poole
Teaching Assistant
Gemma Lightfoot
Mrs Lightfoot