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Welcome to Reception's Class Page

(Miss Laurence's class)

Hello everyone,


Welcome to our class webpage. Here you will find useful information about life in Reception at Meadgate such as our PE and swimming days as well as advice and support about children's learning and development in the Early Years. Remember to check Class Dojo for regular updates on our class learning :)


If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or one of the school team. 

Miss Laurence smiley

Important dates for the diary:


  • Monday 19th September - School CLOSED for bank holiday
  • Wednesday 21st September - Individual photographs
  • Friday 23rd September @ 2:15 - Reception parents phonics talk
  • Thursday 29th September - Book fair arrives
  • Thursday 6th October @ 9am - Harvest Assembly
  • Monday 24th October - Friday 28th October - October half term 
  • Monday 31st October - INSET day

Important Information About Our Class



Our PE day is Thursday. Children should bring their PE kit to school at the beginning of each half term; it will be kept safely in the classroom. PE kit should include a white t-shirt or polo, black shorts or jogging bottoms and black plimsolls. Please also consider packing a dark coloured sweatshirt or hoodie, especially when the weather is cold. Please make sure everything is labelled clearly with your child's name. All earrings must be removed on PE days and long hair should be tied up. PE kits will be sent home each holiday for a good wash!



Our swimming lessons are on Fridays and will start in January. Please ensure children bring a swimming costume, hat, towel and goggles in a separate bag each week. Earrings should be removed and hair should be styled with a swimming hat in mind! Please ensure everything is labelled clearly with your child's name. 


We love to cook

In Reception, we provide the children with regular cooking and tasting 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. Thank you.


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

Many of these will appear on your child's Class Dojo profile, the Class Story on Class Dojo 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).




Phonics is taught daily in Reception and Key Stage 1 with enjoyable lessons of approximately 20 minutes. Phonics is a vital part of our timetable as it teaches children about letters, the sounds they make and how to use them for reading and writing. Please join us at our Reception Phonics Talk on Friday 23rd September @ 2:15 to find out more!


Phase 2 sounds.mp4

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Recommended Reads in Reception Class

Miss Laurence's Writing Tips

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If you need some ideas on how to support your child with their writing at home, watch this video :)

Story Time with Mr Figg: A Squash and a Squeeze

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