Calipso Reception

Welcome to Reception

Teacher: Mrs J Parsons

Teaching Assistants: Miss Smith

Book bags

Please can I remind you to send your child’s book bag in with them every day. This will allow us to send home letters and prevent them from losing things from the classroom to home. The reception children will be given a book bag from the PTA when they first start. Replacement book bags can be bought from the PTA for £5.

Water bottles

Please can you provide your child with a water bottle at the start of the year. It will need to be named. We will send the water bottle home daily to be washed. Only water should be provided. We will fill the bottles with fresh water throughout the day.

Milk and fruit

The children will receive a piece of free fruit in reception, Year 1 and Year 2. They will also receive a carton of milk until they turn 5. You can order milk for them when they are 5 so that they can continue to enjoy it. If your child does not like a variety of fruit then you are welcome to send in a piece of fruit that you know they will enjoy. We are a healthy school so no crisps, chocolate or junk food please.

PE kits

The children will be doing PE on Tuesday and Thursday. Children can come into school wearing their PE kit. We are hoping that most PE will happen outside therefore they will need to wear joggers in colder weather. Also, the children will be staying in their kit all day so being warm and comfortable is important! Please can you remove your child’s earrings on a Tuesday & Thursday.


Reading books

Please can you read regularly at home with your child and make a record of it in their reading record. Your child can change their reading book once a week, on a Monday. They need to remember to put it into the red reading box ready to change!



Homework will be sent home on a Monday and will be due in the following Monday.  The homework will either be English and Maths/Topic, based on work that is relevant to our learning.  It is important to encourage your child to complete the homework as independently as possible however some work will require working together. The reception children will be bringing home a ‘Phonics workbook’ for you to complete and learn together.