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Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School

We plant the seeds and help them grow


Introducing the Reception Team:


RRD   -  Ms Davies - Class Teacher, Mrs Nicholson - Senior LSA, Mrs Kinch = 1:1, Mrs Mackey - 1:1

RLH   -  Mrs Howell - Class Teacher, Miss Vaughan -  LSA

RJS    -  Mrs Simmonds - Class Teacher, Mrs Firby - LSA


This term our Reception topic is ‘All about me”. The children will start this topic by looking at how everybody in the world is different. We will be getting to know the children and helping them to form friendships and settle in to Reception. The children will also learn about this topic through literacy, maths and continuous provision. 


Children will share a circle time snack which will include a piece of fruit and a carton of milk.



You will also be able to find a home links page on our website, which outlines learning suggestions, in line with what we are learning about at school. The activities are optional; however, is a great way for you to get involved in your child’s learning and to complete them together, as a family. We would also love to see photos of you completing your efforts; these photos can be sent on Tapestry.

If you could share a book with your child at bedtime (maybe ten minutes a day) this would benefit them greatly.


The children’s home school diary will stay in school under the current restrictions and we will complete when they read books within class time.



Reception will have PE on Friday. Please send the children to school  in their PE kits. They will stay in their PE kits all day.


The children need to have a named Haydon Abbey PE T-shirt and black shorts for inside. As the weather becomes colder the children need to bring in warmer clothes for PE outside. They need to have a pair of trainers in school and they can bring in black or navy tracksuit bottoms and a black or navy jumper. Please remember to give your child an extra pair of socks if they are wearing tights that day.


Most of these lessons will take place outside due to the Covid restrictions so please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing in school at all times.


If you feel your child may have toilet accidents, please leave a spare change of clothes with us. These can stay in school.


Miss Davis, Mrs Howell and Mrs Simmonds

Reception Teachers