Welcome Reception!

I would just like to say a big welcome to all of my children and parents to my Reception class. Thank you for coming into school so nicely and independently at the gate, it has been a real help settling the children.

A Few Reminders 

PE will be on a Monday afternoon, please can you ensure your child’s PE bag is in school and items of clothing are labelled. Please can all children bring a bag or a book bag as this helps with letters and soon we will be sending home reading books.

We will go through dinners with the children each morning and help them choose but it would also be really helpful if the night before you could go through the dinners with your child and help them decide.

Please could your child bring a water bottle to school each day. They will be encouraged to have a drink throughout the day. It would also be great if you could label cardigans, jumpers, coats etc so that we can ensure they get back to your child.

We will not be attending Mass tomorrow as the children are still settling in and becoming familiar with the setting. They will have a ‘Welcoming Assembly’ on Friday 4th October at 9am.  We would love to see you all there!

Thank you for your co-operation.



Teddy Bear Picnic

Just a reminder that tomorrow will be our teddy bear picnic. Please remember your packed lunch for those who chose that option. The children can wear there own clothes and bring their favourite teddy. The weather forecast is looking okay but please could the children wear sturdy footwear and bring waterproofs just in case!

We’re looking forward to it!

Many thanks for your support.


What a day!

First of all, can I say a massive well done to all the children who took part in our class assembly this morning.  They have all worked so hard over the past couple of weeks to learn lines and songs that I am so proud of you all.  The other teachers have all told me what a fantastic job you did.  If you have any photographs or videos from the assembly, we would like to see them if you could email me at m.mycroft@stwilfridssheffield.co.uk.

On Monday, we have a non-uniform day.  In exchange for this, the PTA would be grateful for any donations for the school fair.  We are looking for donations of boxes of chocolates for the tombola.  In addition, any donations of toys/books/DVDs/CDs would be appreciated.

Next week will be the last week we are handing out the story sacks so that we can collect them all in and get them ready for our new starters in September.  We would appreciate it if you can return all story sacks by Friday.

Thursday is our sports day which all the children have been getting excited for.  We will be practicing at the start of next week and sending home the PE kits so that children can come to school ready for the day on Thursday.


Our class assembly!

Next Friday is our class assembly.  The children will all need a costume to wear during the assembly.  Children will then be able to stay in their own clothes for the rest of the day.

Below, we have some suggestions for what costume we would like your child to wear for the show.

Narrator – own clothes

Three little pigs – pink/checked shirt, jeans

Three Bears – brown/grey clothes

Wolf – grey/black clothes

Goldilocks – yellow dress

Mum – own clothes

Grandma – own clothes

Little Red Riding Hood – dress to be provided from school

Woodcutter – checked shirt and jeans

If you do not have these items, do not worry.  If you have a different suggestion for your child’s costume just let us know!

We would also like all the children to have a pair of sunglasses for one of the songs.  

We would like all of the costumes to be in school on Thursday so that we can have a dress rehearsal.


Food Bank Collection

We would be grateful for any food bank collections you can send into school.  The donations we are collecting in our class are packet convenience food.  We would be very grateful for:

  • Pot Noodles
  • Mugshots
  • packet pasta
  • pot pasta

These need to be brought in by Thursday please.


Welcome back!

Welcome back to school everyone for our last half term in Reception.

We have loved hearing about the different things you all got up to over the holidays.

This half term we will begin by looking at money in our Maths lessons.  You can help at home by letting your children help to pay when you go shopping.  Have a pretend shop at home with small amounts on objects that the children can pay for and come familiar with the different coins.

It is a really exciting time in our phonics lessons at the moment as all the children are becoming really familiar with the different sounds in words and it is so lovely to hear the fantastic readers that we have in our class.  Keep up the good work of reading with your child and reading to them to keep this love of reading up.

A date for your diary this term (if you don’t already have it in) is Friday 21st June as it is our class assembly.  More information will come out to you closer to the date with details of the assembly and any lines your child might need to learn.