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Welcome to our Reception class page!

In Reception, we carry on all the excellent learning that has happened in our Nursery.  We also have some children that have previously attended other childcare settings before starting at our school.  This gives the opportunity for children to build on old friendships and as well as making new friends!

Throughout Reception we encourage and support children to become confident and independent learners.  We work to build strong partnerships with parents to that we can develop you child’s education together.  We want your child to be happy and have a positive learning experience where they feel nurtured and supported and where we can have lots of fun learning together!

Mrs Fellows
Is our Reception Teacher
Miss Batey
Is our Teaching Assistant
Mrs Standing
Is our Teaching Assistant
Miss Daniell
Supports our children with speech and language needs and provides emotional support for children through ELSA.


In Reception, our school day starts at 8.40am.  Our children line up on the main playground and Reception staff will come out to greet the children.  Children then come into school and independently take off and hang up their coat and come into the classroom ready to start the school day.

The Reception school day finishes at 3.10pm.  Pick up is from our EYFS gate on Gosforth Avenue.


Please click on this link to find out about our school uniform.

Please help us and your child by putting a name in all of their clothing, particularly jumpers and cardigans. Thank you!


Although we access our outdoor area all week to support our physical development, Reception have a hall slot on a Friday morning.  Children are asked to come into school dressed in their PE kit on a Friday.

Water bottles:

We provide a water bottle for children and ensure that each child has access to water during the day.  We clean the bottles daily ready for the next day.

Information for parents:

We firmly believe we want you to be part of your child’s educational journey, and this includes keeping you updated with things happening in school and wow learning moments.  At Zetland Primary School, we use a safe app called Marvellous Me. This app allows your child’s teacher to contact you with important messages, rewards and letters. We ask that you upload this app to your phone, (the app is free). You will need to put your child’s unique code in the app. You are asked to high 5 your child’s class teacher, this way we know you have received the information.

We also will send you out a code to use on Seesaw.  Through Seesaw, we will send out learning activities for your child to complete at home and send out wow learning moments from your child.  Seesaw allows you to be able to comment about your child’s posts and send in your own photos from home of your child’s learning.

We also have a twitter account where we also share photos from both Reception and the wider school to show what we have been learning.

Contact Information:

At the start of the school year, you will be asked to check to see if all of your contact details are up to date. This includes phone numbers, email and current addresses. If any information changes, please contact the school as soon as possible.

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