Reception – The Green Woodpeckers

Welcome to Reception. Children will be working towards the new Early Learning Goals.

Children may arrive at school at 8.30 and join their friends on the playground.

School starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm. Please phone the School Office if you are delayed. If you’ve arranged for someone else to collect your child please inform the class teacher, teaching assistant or office staff in advance.


Class Teacher: Mrs Bradley

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs Dear

Additional Adults: Mrs Nespoli and Mrs Barnes

 Information for you and your child

At the beginning of each term, a copy of our Reception News, Knowledge Organiser and recommended reads will be sent home on the Friday of the first week of term.

EYFS Our World Knowledge Organiser Pentecost 2 2023

EYFS Islam Knowledge Organiser Pentecost 2 2023

EYFS Friends Knowledge Organiser Pentecost 2 2023

EYFS Minibeasts Knowledge Organiser Pentecost 2 2023

EYFS Recommended Reads Pentecost 2 2023

News & Dates

See diary dates tab on website and key diary dates on newsletter.


Visit our Policy tab to look at uniform policy.

All clothing (including hats, scarves) must be labelled with your child’s name and class.

PE Day

Children are to come to school on a Wednesday in their PE Kits

Jewellery should be removed for sports activities and hair tied up.

The School Day

The school day starts at 8.45am

Break –  10.15-10.30am

Your child will be offered a fruit/vegetable snack at morning break time. Children may bring in a fruit/vegetable snack from home, but no other snacks are permitted.

Milk is available at snack time and is free for under 5’s. If your child wishes to have milk once they turn five, please see the office.

Lunch Time – 12.00pm. to 1pm.

Children in Reception receive a FREE SCHOOL MEAL, which is funded by the Government. You will receive a login code at induction for farm kitchens menus. You need to order your child’s meals by 3.00pm on a Tuesday to receive the meals the following week.

Home Learning

Home learning will be sent home on a Friday. Check out our parent pocket guides and look at our policy. Remember short 5minute activities daily throughout the week will help consolidate learning at home. Practise recognising those graphemes when hearing a phoneme. Reading and writing tricky words and digit recognition to 10.


See our English Curriculum page and library page for recommended reading lists and our reading parent pocket guide. Share stories, make up stories or listen to stories everyday with your child. Record in your reading record when your child has read with a comment on their reading or a smiley face. Your child will be given a reading for pleasure book on a Monday. On a Wednesday your child will bring home their phonic reading book that they have shared in class.


Communication can be made via, Tapestry or by phoning the office after 3.15pm to speak with the class teacher. You can also email and the message will be shared with the class teacher.


If you wish, you can donate a book to your child’s class and write a birthday message inside.

St Norbert’s is a ‘Healthy School’ and would prefer sweets, chocolate or cakes not to be brought into the classroom; this includes birthday cakes.

If you wish you can buy a book to donate to your child’s class and it could be inscribed:

This book has been donated to Class … to celebrate the birthday of …

Useful Websites to Support Learning

Download the white rose 1 minute app