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Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School

We plant the seeds and help them grow


Introducing the Reception Team:


  • Miss Hickman - Class Teacher
  • Mrs Firby - Senior LSA in Reception & Year 1



  • Mrs Simmonds - Class Teacher
  • Mr Atkinson - LSA
  • Miss Vaughan -1:1 LSA
  • Miss Matozza - 1:1 LSA


This term our Reception topic is ‘How we move”. The children will be exploring different modes of transport as well how we can move our bodies in different ways.  The children will explore and learn about this topic through literacy, maths and continuous provision. 


Children will have access to free flow snack which will include a piece of fruit and milk or water.



The children are expected to read every day - this does not have to mean finishing an entire book; a few pages will do.


You will also be able to find a home links page on Tapestry, 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.



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


The children need to have a named Haydon Abbey PE T-shirt and blue shorts for inside. As the weather becomes colder the children need plain navy joggers and the named Haydon Abbey sweatshirt or a plain navy sweatshirt for PE outside. They will also need to have a pair of trainers. 


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


To help you keep informed throughout the year, this and further newsletters will be uploaded to the school website. If however, you struggle to access information online then please do let us know.


Miss Hickman & Mrs Simmonds

Reception Teachers