St. Mark's R.C. Primary School

We believe that all people matter

Welcome to Reception

Reception Team

Class Teacher:              Mrs J. Cahill

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs E. Lacey

                                        Miss C. Young

                                        Miss Mavis

Dismissal Time

Reception dismissal time is 3:25pm.

What You Will Need in Reception

Reading Books:  Children will receive a reading book every Tuesday which will need to be returned by the following Monday. You are encouraged to read with your child every day and to write a comment in their reading record. 

Homework:  Children will receive one piece of Maths and Phonic related homework each week. This will be given out on a Monday and is expected to be returned to school by the Friday. Please support your child to complete this work as independently as possible.

PE:  For Summer 1 half term, your child's PE day is Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit on this day. The class teacher will clarify which kit is needed (indoor or outdoor) at the beginning of each half term depending on what their topic is.

Library Day:  The children have the opportunity to borrow a book from the school library. Reception's library day is Monday. Please note there is a £7 fee for lost library books.

Water Bottles:  Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school each day. It may only contain water - no fruit juice or cordial please.


 Information from the 'Welcome to Reception' meeting 

 Phonic information

 What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage

 Reception Reading Information Letter

Reception Yearly Overview

Recommended Reads

Click on the icons below to see recommended reading book lists for Reception children:


 Useful Websites

Here are some links to some useful websites that you can visit for more information on your child's communication development, please have a look! 


"Teaching handwriting is more than just getting your child to practise writing the alphabet.  Whether your child is just starting handwriting, or they are having handwriting difficulties, the site is full of tips and ideas to help improve your child’s handwriting."