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Welcome to Reception!

Miss Laurence's class


Welcome to Reception at Meadgate Primary School.

It's time for a new adventure filled with lots of learning and laughter!


On this page you will find information about our class and our learning. You will also find photographs of things that happen in our school and some links to helpful sites. Please take the time to have a look around and check back to see what has changed. Remember to also check Tapestry to see more of what your child has been up to!

Important Dates Ahead!


Thursday 21st September - Individual photos

Friday 29th September - Macmillan Coffee Morning (9am)

Wednesday 4th October - Reading workshop (3:10-4:00)

Wednesday 11th October - Reception parents Cake Café (2:30-3:00)

Thursday 12th October/Friday 13th October - Harvest Assembly (9am)

Monday 16th - Wednesday 18th October - Parent/Teacher consultations

Thursday 19th October - Non-Uniform Day (£1 donation)

Friday 20th October - Non-Pupil Day



Check back here for dates of forthcoming events:

Extra Information About Our Class


Our PE day is Friday.

Please ensure that your child's PE bag is in school every day as things do have a habit of changing! Children should be fine in their white PE shirts, black shorts or jogging bottoms and black plimsolls.  They can always pop their school jumper or cardigan on if they get cold. Please make sure everything is labelled clearly with their name (biro tends to wash out).


All earrings must be removed for PE and hair must be tied up.


We love to cook

In Reception, we provide the children with regular cooking activities. The children love these activities and there are so many learning opportunities within them. To ensure your child's safety, it is vital that you keep the office informed of any allergies or dietary requirements that your children have.


Photographs are a great way to capture your child's learning

Many of these will appear in your child's Online Learning Journeys (Tapestry) and around the school. We will also upload photographs of the children onto our school website for you to enjoy. (Please let us know if you would prefer us not to).



Capturing the moment!

Useful websites



At Meadgate we use the government recommended document, Letters and Sounds, to deliver our phonics teaching.


Visit Oxford Owl to hear the sounds and find out more about synthetic phonics:



Visit Phonics Play for free information and games:



Read the Letters and Sounds document below:



Learn about the Jolly Phonics rhymes and actions:



Warning! - We love how Jolly Phonics actions help children remember sounds by involving different learning styles.

However at Meadgate Primary School, we ask the children to say individual sounds only once. Sounds involving elongation  are ok to use (e.g. ssssss). We believe that this reflects the spoken and written English language more accurately and can reduce the frequency of reading and spelling errors.