Reception 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Reception

Oak and Elm Class


Hello from all of us here in Reception. Here are a few friendly faces you will see on your way into school.


Oak Class

Mrs McDonough and Mrs Newson are the teachers in Oak Class. Mrs Newson is in Oak Class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs McDonough on a Thursday and Friday. You will also find Miss Sandland in Oak Class. 


   Mrs McDonough                   Mrs Newson                   Miss Sandland 


Elm Class

     Miss Banks is the teacher in Elm Class and she is supported by Mrs Mason.


                                                 Miss Banks                      Mrs Mason



In Reception we follow the interests of the children and plan rich opportunites for the children to learn through play. We have worked hard to create an exciting and stimulating environment to support the children throughout their learning. There are a number of different areas inside and within our outdoor environment for the children to explore. Please use the tabs above to explore these areas. 



Starting the Day

The school's doors will open at 8.40am, ready to start our day at 8.55am.This is an opportunity for you to encourage your child to find their ladybird or hot air balloon and copy their name before placing it on the self registration display. This will help your child to recognise and write their own name independently.


Snack and Lunch

For snack each child recieves toast and a choice of milk or water in the morning and fruit and water in the afternoon. We offer this at a small cost of £1 per week. This money also allows us to buy ingrediients for baking.


Throughout Key Stage 1 your child is entitled to free school meals. Each day your child can choose from our hot dinner menu (including a vegetarian option) or a jacket potato with a choice of fillings. Alternatively, you can provide your child with a healthy packed lunch from home. We also have fresh salad on the tables for the children to enjoy alongside their dinner.




Your child is expected to wear the correct uniform. This includes a white polo t-shirt, a red jumper with the school logo, black/grey trousers or skirt and black school shoes.

Please label all uniform including coats, PE kits and shoes as it becomes extrememly difficult to locate lost uniform without a name.


Your child will also need a PE kit. They are able to keep this in school. This should include a red t-shirt with the school logo, black shorts and black pumps. 




As a school, we take safeguarding very seriously. This includes online safety and we are very aware that many children enjoy playing on tablets, phones and even with Alexa!

Please help us to keep your children safe by clicking on the image below and keeping up to date with tips and ideas to keep children safe on the internet.


Have a listen to some of our favourite nursery rhymes. We enjoy singing different nursery rhymes everyday before lunchtime.

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Contact the School

Beechwood Primary School

Mrs. S. Harper - Headteacher
Meredith Street

Main Contact: Miss Taylor

Tel: 01270 214490
Fax: 01270 251529

SEN Contact: Miss Geary

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