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Mrs Jackson

Welcome to class REJ's class webpage. We are a friendly group of Reception children who are very enthusiastic about our learning. Our class teacher is Mrs Jackson and our wonderful teaching assistant is Miss Cook. On this page, I will endeavour to keep you up-to-date with news from our classroom. As always, if you have any questions, please speak to myself or Miss Cook.


General Information

Reading: We usually change our reading scheme books and school library books three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Although we do ask for book bags and pupil planners to be brought into school every day, as often there are letters and information that need to go home.


PE: Our indoor PE session is on a Thursday morning but again, we ask for PE kits to be in school every day. In addition to this we will take part in our '5 a day' workout every morning and afternoon. We will send kits home to be washed at the end of each term, or sooner if necessary!


Our Belongings: Can parents and carers please make sure all their child's belongings are named, from gloves to water bottles and plimsolls! Your help in this is very much appreciated as our lost property box is overflowing!


We ask that water bottles are taken home, washed, refilled (with still plain water only) and brought back the next day. In addition, we can bring in a healthy snack for break time.



Term One


Welcome to St. Andrews.  Our termly newsletter can be found further down the page. 


At the beginning of the term we will focus on settling in and getting to know the children (and them us!).  We will then move to our theme of 'The Farm' and celebrating Harvest.


We will be using the texts of 'The Enormous Turnip', 'The Little Red Hen' and 'Leaf Man' as starting points for our work.


We encourage all the children to be independent coming into school and finding their pegs etc.  We thank you for your support in this matter. 


Please also note, if your child is being collected by someone else, we must have notification (either written or through telephoning the school). 

If you have any questions, please pop in and ask or make an appointment to see us, again through the school office.

Many thanks and we hope you are as excited about the new school year as we are!

Term Two

Firstly, I hope you all enjoyed a restful half term. Miss Cook and I are so proud of each child for how well they have settled into life in Reception. We are very pleased with the progress the children are making and look forward to this coming term with them.This is traditionally a very busy term, which is action packed leading up to Christmas. 


Out first theme is Diwali, we will be exploring the story of Rama and Sita and exploring light and dark.  We will be making Diva lamps and Rangoli patterns.


We will them move on to the traditional tale of the 'Gingerbread Man' before our final theme of Christmas!


The children will of course be taking part in a traditional end of term Christmas performance, more details of which will follow.


This term also sees Parents evening, Children in Need day, St. Andrew's Day service, Christmas fair and Parents to Play sessions! Please ensure you are accessing Parentmail regularly to know dates, times, tickets etc for these events.


Also a reminder that all items of clothing (including wellies, hats and scarves etc) need to be named.


Our term two newsletter is also available below  As always, any questions please pop in and speak to a member of staff.