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Reception/Derbyn – Mrs Ellis

Welcome to Reception/Derbyn

General Routine


Snack Money – Snack is 75p per week, and is payable weekly or half termly via cheque or in a named envelope. For more information about school snack, please visit our school snack page.


P.E Kit – Please send a T-shirt and shorts CLEARLY labelled with your child’s name, in a bag into school. We will keep them for a half term and then send them home.


Lunch time – Hot dinners are paid through SQUID and costs £11.50 per week. For more information about school lunches, please visit our school lunch page. If your child is going to have packed lunch, please send in a suitable lunch for your child in a lunch box/bag.


Drink – A water bottle, in addition to lunch time drinks can be brought in and kept in the classroom for the children to assess at any time.


Clothing – All clothing needs to be CLEARLY labelled, school uniform is encouraged and clothes that the children can manage themselves. E.g. for toileting, changing etc. For more information about school uniform at Bishopston, please visit our school uniform page.


Book Bags – Please bring books bags in on a Tuesday and they will be sent home on a Thursday.


Forest School – Water proof clothing is provided. Please bring in wellies with your child’s name on can be left in school for your child to use. Reception children will go every Thursday morning and Year 1 will go with their year group every other Thursday afternoon.

During the first few weeks, our main aims will be to get to know your child and help him/her settle in to life in Reception. Your child’s happiness is paramount to us. We want school to be a pleasurable, exciting experience, a place that your child enjoys coming to, a place where he/she can relax and be him/herself.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information. We hope it has been useful.

If you have any medical or confidential issues you would like to discuss with me (Mrs Ellis), please let me know so we can arrange a mutually agreeable time.

Most of all we are really looking forward to working with all the children and their families. If we have any queries or concerns about your children, we will ask your advice as you know your children a lot better than we do. We feel strongly that in order for the children to settle well, we need to work together.


Thank You


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