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Cherry Orchard First School and Caterpillars Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Classroom essentials

Welcome to Reception. Happy New School Year..



Who is in our classroom?


In Reception there is Mrs Brown, Miss Jones , Miss Cooper and Mrs Taylor.


What does my child need to bring to school?


Everyday children will require: a water bottle, waterproof coat and a Cherry Orchard book bag. They will have a library book which we will endeavour to change at least once a week so it will need to be in school daily. Your child will have a reading record book which we ask you to fill in with the books you read at home.

At the start of each half term it is also recommended that you bring your P.E. kit, in an appropriate bag, and leave in school for the duration of the half term. Within your P.E. kit you will need a Cherry Orchard P.E. top, appropriate bottoms (shorts and jogging bottoms to choose dependent on the weather), P.E. pumps and an additional pair of socks.

What happens in Reception?


We will this year be beginning to walk 5 minutes per day as a whole school initiative.  So we ask that children have a water proof coat everyday.


Our P.E. sessions this year will be  Friday AM, children will require their own P.E. kits to participate.


There is a timetable on the classroom window which will inform you of your child's forest school session. They need to come into school in old clothes and bring their wellies. They need to bring in their uniform to change in to afterwards. We can provide waterproof coats and leggings.

Every Tuesday we will take your child to the school library and they will change their library book.  Also we have books available in the classroom in the morning if you want to take extra reading books home.



Marvellous Me:

We are delighted to let you know that we will   use Marvellous Me to keep you informed of your child's learning and achievements in school. If you have any questions or would like help in accessing the app then please do not hesitate to ask. You should have all been given a login.