Welcome to Reception

Reception Transition

Welcome to Rabbits Class

Rabbit is our class mascot

Every Friday one child in Rabbits class is given the opportunity to take our mascot home for a weekend sleepover. He will bring hot chocolate and biscuits to share with you and your family and a bedtime story chosen by each child. You can take photos of the fun you have with Rabbit, send them to us via Dojo and we will put them in Rabbits special diary which we will share with the class. 

Meet the adults in Rabbits class

My name is Miss Clough and I am the teacher in the Rabbits class. I am subject leader for music throughout the school and I lead the school choir. I have worked at Harrow Gate Primary Academy for 5 years and I love singing with the children and reading stories everyday. 

 

My name is Mrs Wilson and I am the teaching assistant in Rabbits class. I have worked at Harrow Gate Primary Academy for 14 years and I like painting and creating with the children everyday. 

Enjoy meeting your new teacher

Meet Miss Clough

 

 

Welcome to Owls Class

Owl is our class mascot

Every Friday one child in Owls class is given the opportunity to take our mascot home for a weekend sleepover. He will bring hot chocolate and biscuits to share with you and your family and a bedtime story chosen by each child. You can take photos of the fun you have with Owl, send them to us via Dojo and we will put them in Owls special diary which we will share with the class. 

Meet the adults in Owls class

My name is Mrs Pybus and I am the teacher in Owls class. I have worked at Harrow Gate Primary Academy for 2 years and I like reading stories to the children everyday. 

My name is Mrs Edwards and I am the teaching assistant in Owls class. I have worked at Harrow Gate Primary Academy for 25 years and I like reading and practicing phonics everyday with the children. 

Enjoy meeting your new teacher

Meet Mrs Pybus

 

Uniform in Reception

We do ask that all school uniform including shoes is labelled with your child's name where possible as we will be unable to identify lost clothing to be returned. 

To encourage and develop the children's independence we do expect the children to get changed for P.E as independently as possible but we do provide help wherever necessary. 

Learning in Reception

At Harrow Gate Primary Academy we love to read. Our topics are linked to Power of Reading and we take any opportunity to share stories with the class. As part of this, we have a free class-sharing library where we encourage the children to borrow a book to share at home with their families.

At Harrow Gate Primary Academy we use ‘class dojo’ to communicate with our families. The children receive rewards and share their work with parents through their class dojo.

To build on positive behaviour each class has a class mascot that will be given to one child on a Friday who has shown fantastic- Achievement, Resilience or Trust within the classroom. The children can share weekend activities with the class mascot and the following Monday this will be shared with the class.

Every half term as part of our learning, we will encourage the children to partake in a home learning activity linked to our topic. We do not give the children homework but we do expect all children to read on a regular basis. We will provide children with a school reading book, which they will keep for a week, and this will be changed on a specified day every week.

 

Listen to our stories

The fish who could wish

Ruby's Worry by Tom Percival

Welcome to reception tour