Reception 2019 - 2020

Mrs Flint

Welcome to Reception class page 2019 -2020


Please read the letter I have sent via email to all Reception families with lots of important information about our return to school. Below is some key information from the letter. From 15th June Reception will be returning to school in 2 ‘bubbles’. One “bubble” with Mrs Flint in the Reception classroom and another “bubble” with Mrs Raven in the Year 2 class. School will be operating revised opening and closing hours (to minimise contact and aid social distancing).  The following start and finishing times will apply:


     Year Group

Start Time

Finish Time




Year 1



Year 6




  • Please remind your child that they should wash their hands before they come to school and as soon as they get home.
  • Parents may not enter the classrooms and must please adhere to 2 meters distancing from other parents. We ask that one adult brings their child to school, that you do not gather in groups and that you leave the school premises as soon as possible.
  • It will not be possible to enter any area of the school without prior agreement. Markers will be on the floor at the main entrance of the Junior site to remind people where to stand if waiting to enter the building. No one is to enter the building if they are displaying any symptoms of coronavirus.
  • Please send your child into school in school uniform where possible. Government guidance states that clothing worn to school should be washed at the end of each day to reduce the risk of virus transmission. They should not wear watches, bracelets or rings to allow for full hand washing. They must wear shoes that they can put on/take off and fasten independently e.g. if they are unable to tie their laces, they must wear lace-less shoes. Long hair should be tied back. 
  • Each “bubble” will have a separate toilet and basin and a dedicated outside play area. Lunch will be eaten in the classroom with a packed lunch provided by the kitchen. Each “bubble” will have a PE lesson on a Friday and children should wear their PE kit on that day.
  • Your child will have their own table in the class with a tray of stationery, books and place for their water bottle. The children will be seated two metres apart. Your children should not bring in their school bag, pencil cases, PE kit, toys/play equipment, sunglasses, suncream or handsantiser. Suncream should be applied before school and wear a hat on sunny day.
  • The school kitchen will resume providing a universal free school meal for all pupils attending in R and Y1.  This meal will be a packed lunch, in line with DfE guidance. If your child usually has a school meal but you would prefer to provide your own packed lunch, please let Mrs Carroll know, so the kitchen staff are only preparing what is required.  Any packed lunch provided from home must be in a disposable bag.  Teachers will not be available for face to face contact but are always contactable via email.



I will use the Reception class webpage to keep families informed with what's going on.  Please do take the time to check this for regular weekly updates (News Items - below) about our learning in class, as well as notes and important dates for the coming week.

Families, there is a variety of ways for you to contact me.  If you would like to get in touch, or find information, you could:

  • Face-to-face:– pop in to see us either before or after school
  • Drop a line:- write a note but please don't put any important notes into child’s planner (I only see this once a week)
  • Telephone:- give us a ring on 01270 685658 – best before/after school, or during lunchtime
  • Website:- check out this our Reception class page (updated each weekend)
  • E-mail:- contact me at  (emails are checked regularly throughout the week)
  • Newsletter: check the school newsletter online – you’ll find it on the homepage, uploaded each Friday
  • Twitter: the school has a Twitter account - search for @goostreyprimary to see regular update


Reading: You can change your child's reader before or after school each day. Please only take one book home at a time. I do try to get them the change them during the day (as I know some children are at Superkids) but sometimes we just run out of time. It is really very helpful if you fill in the reading record so that I know how you are getting on at home.

Words and sounds: These are as important as reading and going over these regulary several times a week just help develop fluency in reading. We have done all words in class and do so every morning during phonics. We also write these during the phonic sessions.

Please make sure all items of clothing and water bottles are labeled.









Files to Download

Reception: News items

Important Covid-19 Update, by Mrs Schurer-Lewis

Newsletter 3.4.2020, by Mrs Schurer-Lewis

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Reception: Events items

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