This year your children will be working with lots of staff as part of their Reception journey. Our class teachers is Mrs Kay, who is Art and DT lead and Reception teacher. Working in our classroom we are also lucky to have Miss Carnell and Miss Hugil as our teaching assistants.

School Day

The school day starts at 8:45, this is when the doors to your child’s classroom will open. There will be a member of staff at all classroom doors who can pass information on to class teachers. The school day ends at 3:15.

Curriculum Important information

Autumn 1: Getting to know me
Autumn 2: Into the Woods
Spring 1: Winter /Arctic
Spring 2: Superheroes
Summer 1: Lifecycle 
Summer 2: Summer Holidays and transport


Reading books are changed every Monday. Your child will receive a book to share for enjoyment. When your child is ready they will bring home a book to phonetically decode


Observations of your child will sometimes be sent home via Seesaw so that you can see what your child has been getting up to in school.


We love to hear how children have been learning at home and we can use this information towards making assessments about your child’s progress through the Early Years Curriculum. Wow certificates have been sent home via email.


We regularly use the Marvellous Me! App to keep you informed about some of the wonderful things the children have achieved during each week. Make sure you have a log in (available from the office) so that you can receive your child’s Marvellous Me! notifications.


Check out Snappy maths, Top marks or Phonics Play for interactive educational games.


Kit consists of; a school t-shirt, navy/black shorts, trainers. Children will also need a jumper and jogging bottoms as the weather becomes colder. Please send your child in full PE kit on PE days. This year our P.E day is on Friday in addition to this we access physical activities daily in the Early Years area.

Playtime Snack

As your child is in Reception, they are entitled to a free healthy snack each day. We also recommend your child has a water bottle in school to keep them hydrated throughout the day.


Please remember that all key dates of latest school news can be found on our website. We will continue to update you via Marvellous me and Parent mail if any new dates are added or any dates are changed.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to getting to know you and your children.

Mrs Kay and Miss Carnell

If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to ask or email us on reception@thelinksprimary.org.uk