Welcome to Reception class!

Updated: Jul 22, 2021



Welcome to Cherry Class and the exciting start to your time at Booth Wood Primary School. We are looking forward to getting to know you all!


The Team:

Mrs A. Dawes - Class Teacher

Miss J. Harlow - Class Teacher

Mrs V. Smith - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs P. Stanton - Learning Support Assistant (mornings)

Mrs E. Hickling - Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

Miss N. Sutton - Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

Things to remember:

  • Arrival time is 8:40am - 8:50am through the side gate. Home time is 3:10pm through the side gate.

  • Please ensure that your child brings their book bag everyday. We will be giving out reading diaries and books during the first week of school.

  • Please ensure that all of your child’s clothing is clearly labelled with their name so that we can try our best to return any items if lost.

  • It is essential that children bring a set of named, spare clothes to keep on their peg - learning sometimes gets a little messy in Cherry Class! This does not need to be school uniform - joggers and a T-shirt is fine. In case of toileting accidents, please also provide spare pants and socks.

  • If the weather forecast is warm, please provide a sun hat and apply sun cream at home before coming to school. During the colder months, please provide a suitable coat, hat and gloves for your child.

On arrival, children will self register by finding their name label and putting it in the box, finding their peg to hang up their coat and putting their book bag in their tray. The children will then find a self chosen activity in the classroom. During the early days we will support the children with this, before encouraging independence as they become more settled and more familiar with the routine.

At the end of the school day we will let the children out as we see parents/carers. If your child is being collected by someone else please let us know.


Forest School Information

Friday mornings is Forest School. Your child will need to come to school in suitable outdoor clothing such as jogging bottoms and a long sleeved top. We have wellies for everyone at school but you may send your child with their own to change into if you wish. As the weather turns colder and wetter, all children will be provided with full waterproofs to keep them clean and dry. Please remember joggers or leggings are still required in the Summer months, even when the sun is shining, to cover bare legs amongst the growing plants and trees.


If you have any questions or concerns please let us know.


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