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Kings Meadow Primary School and Early Years Education Centre

Celebrating Success


Welcome to Kings Meadow Primary School - Reception class
Class Teacher- Miss. Buchanan
Class Teaching Assistant – Mrs Dutton and Mrs Lightfoot

Welcome to the start your child’s Kings Meadow Learning Journey!  We understand that as parents/ carers, this may be your first experience of Primary School and we are here to ensure that you are fully aware what our school is all about.  
We hope you find it helpful.  If you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

What will you need? 
‘Tool Kit’ For Reception

Your child will need to bring a bag (your child’s tool kit) to include everything he/she will need to have a happy day in Reception.  
These essentials include
-A plastic water bottle/beaker, to be returned and filled with water/milk daily (No juice please)
-A change of spare clothes – including socks, underwear. 
-Warm jumper if weather is cold. 
-Sunglasses/sun hat in summer weather
-Hat, scarf and gloves for winter weather
-Nappies/pull-ups, wipes, nappy sacks if needed. 
-Optional all in one waterproof play suit
Please ensure that your child comes to Reception with weather appropriate clothing to enable full access to all of our learning spaces.  

Autumn 1-

Topic- Happy to be Me

Our Autumn Term focus is 'Happy to be Me'. We spend time building routines and rules in our classroom to keep us safe and happy. As we start exploring our topic we will start by learning about our bodies and everything we can do with them. It also includes talking about our families and what makes us different. 

Take a look at our Knowledge Organiser below! This includes all the activities we will be getting up to this half term. 

Talk for Writing- The Gingerbread Man 

Each half term we explore a different book. We create a 'hook for learning' to grasp the children's attention. This half term Miss Buchanan brings a gingerbread man into school for her snack... but he goes missing!

We will ask the children how we can solve the problem, we will make missing posters and interview people we think may know what happened. By the end of the half term, they will create their own story based upon the Gingerbread Man story.