Reception Year Group
Reception Staff Team
Ms Steph Mayar: EYFS Leader (Nursery & Reception) & Senior Leader & Team Walnut Teacher
Early Years Practitioner Team Walnut: Lisa Woods
Team Chestnut Teacher: Jane Buckett
Early Years Practitioner Team Chestnut: Ms Legg
Reception PPA Staff: Claire Bright
We value your feedback and comments, both positive and constructive, and so operate an open door policy. Please speak to your child’s class teacher in the first instance.
Should any concerns still remain, please make an appointment to speak to Ms Steph Mayar (Phase Leader) by emailing:
Water Bottles & Snacks
Children must bring a water bottle to school because The cafe will be unavailable for children to use whilst safety measures are in place. Hillcross School water bottles are compulsory. Children should have a water bottle with a lid that matches their house colour (Details of your child's house can be found inside their communication book). These bottles should contain water only. School water bottles will be available for purchase via Parentmail. A payment item has been set for all families if you need to purchase a bottle, please indicate the quantity you require and which house your child/ren are in. Orders for Water bottles will be viewed once a week and sent home with your child the Friday after your order being placed. The cost of a water bottle is £1.50 and each additional lid is 50p. You can also purchase a protective 'Dust cap' for the water bottle which will keep the drinking spout clean and covered, as well as aiding in the opening of the spout on its removal.
Every child aged 3-5 yrs is entitled to free milk provided by the Government. If your child is unable to drink milk please speak to a member of the team.
Children are also provided with a piece of fruit as part of the government school fruit and vegetable scheme. This will be available in the Cafe for the children to eat across the day.
PE will on a Monday & Friday starting after October half term. Children will need to wear their full PE Kit to school on this day. The children will be involved in outside sports games for this half term so they will need outdoor trainers. Please send into school a pair of inside Plimsolls, in case of wet weather. Please send your child into school dressed in their full P.E. kit. We would recommend you check the weather that morning and then choose the most appropriate PE kit for your child. Children will need to wear either black shorts or black tracksuit bottoms, Hillcross logo P.E. T-Shirt and a Hillcross logo PE jumper. Please note that black leggings are not allowed.
Start & End of the School Day
Due to the safety measures in place as a result of COVID-19, procedures for the arrival and collection of children from school have been amended. Please refer to the Parental Guidance on the COVID-19 page of the website which can be found on the Noticeboard drop down menu.
Children in Reception will need to have a coat with them in school each day as they have access to the outside environment all day every day. Please ensure you name their coat as well as all gloves, scarves and hats. In sunny weather, children will need a sun hat to wear when playing outside.
There are numerous opportunities for you to join in with the life of the school in the following ways:
- Accompanying School Trips;
- Early Years Christmas Performance (Autumn 2);
- Year Group Performance (Spring 2);
- Sports Day (Summer 1);
- PTA & Volunteering in School
We will do our best to find alternative ways to enable parental involvement whilst applying the safety measures required to minimise the risks associated with COVID-19 .