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Welcome to Reception's Class Page

(Miss Laurence's class)

Hello everyone! smiley


What a great first week we've had! I'm so looking forward to you all meeting each other when we join our groups together on Monday. Don't forget, you'll be staying for lunch from Wednesday so you'll need to bring a packed lunch, unless you'd like a school one of course!


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office.


Miss Laurence.

Our Classroom

Story Time with Mr Figg: A Squash and a Squeeze

Still image for this video

Information About Our Class



Our PE day is Friday but it is better if your child's PE bag is in school every day as things do have a habit of changing! Children should have a white t-shirt or polo, black shorts or jogging bottoms and black plimsolls.  They can always pop their school jumper or cardigan on if they get cold but you can send a black sweatshirt or hoodie if you prefer. Please make sure everything is labelled clearly with their name. All earrings must be removed for PE and hair must be tied up. We will send kit home for a good wash at the end of each half term.



Swimming lessons for Reception will start in January and will be during school hours. Please ensure all jewellery is removed and swimming kits are sent in with the children on their allocated day.


We love to cook

In Reception, we provide the children with regular cooking activities. The children love these times 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 may 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).



Useful websites

All about Phonics


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


Read the Letters and Sounds document below:



We use Phonics Play to support our teaching.


Visit Phonics Play for free information and games below:



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