Reception Classes

On this page you will find information and updates for Wrens and Robins classes.

Wrens and Robins
Class Teachers:

Miss Fellows and Mrs Barkworth

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Shelley, Mrs Burton, Mrs Perks and Mrs Weston

Welcome to Reception

Wrens and Robins are two wonderful classes of Reception children who are settling into school life with enjoyment, enthusiasm and excitement. We are working on developing our own independent personalities and learning how to work towards being our own stars. We do this through our school values of Strength, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect. We use these values to help develop friendships, confidence and tolerance to others that enable use to build the right foundations for life at school.

Every Wednesday, Reception participate in PE lessons. Please make sure that children’s PE kits are in school at all times. We ask that hair is tied back and all jewellery, including earrings, must be removed. PE kits should consist of:

  • Plain navy or black: shorts, skorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings with no logos
  • Plain navy or black jumper with no logos or Long Sutton school sweatshirt
  • Plain white t-shirt with no logos
  • Black or white trainers

Please ensure all items of clothing including footwear are named to when items are misplaced they can be return to the correct owner.
When appropriate, Reception love to go out and explore the wooden area on our school field. Please ensure you have a set of wellies ready to bring in when requested on Tapestry.


As a school we use Tapestry to record children’s wow moments and send out messages and requests relevant to your child’s class. As teachers, we love to see what our children experience and participate in outside of school so please share photos and videos on Tapestry which children can then share with their friends.


In Reception we have no formal set homework but we do expect children to be reading at least 3 times a week at home. As the year progresses children will have three different books to read over the course of a week. These can be read more than once to develop a child’s fluency and understanding of the story.

On Mondays, children received a ‘we read’ book which will be changed by and adult in school providing it has been read at home. Also on Mondays after school the children can a choose a ‘you read’ book with their parents/carers to have a story for enjoyment at bedtimes. As the year progresses and child’s blending skills develop children will be given a “I Read” book which is matched to their phonics ability. This book will go home every Thursday to be returned to school on a Monday.