Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Safe

Lionel Primary School

Working together to provide an educational environment that inspires, challenges and nurtures each child.


A big hello to Apples, Orange and Cherry classes


Members of Staff:

Apple Class- Mrs Hicks (Early Years Lead) and Ms Moran

Cherry Class- Mrs Kituyi and Miss Williams

Orange Class- Mrs Ressin and Mrs Kmiecik

Reception Cover Teacher – Mr O’Brien


We hope you have had a wonderful summer holiday and are looking forward to starting in Reception! We understand many of you may be feeling uneasy in the current climate but this year will be filled with exciting new learning and you will be amazed at the amount of progress your child will make.


Daily Routine

Teachers or teaching assistants will meet the children at the door from 8.40am and pupils will be asked to use antibacterial gel on arrival and then hang up their own coats/bags. We will only bring a few children into the cloakroom at a time to avoid overcrowding. Parents must stay and supervise their children outside until greeted by staff and must not enter the building. Kindly adhere to social distancing rules and keep 2 metres apart. The register is taken at 9:00am and we begin our learning straight away. If the children are late or absent they miss vital information and learning time. If your child’s door is closed, please take them to the office to be signed in.

Children will be provided with fresh fruit and milk during the afternoon snack time. Please send your child in with a named water bottle (no fizzy drinks). Should you wish to, you may also send in a healthy snack (no nuts or chocolate please!).


We will provide dates for special events, and parent’s evenings on the school website and through ParentMail as and when they are applicable. We will also send out a termly newsletter to tell you about our new topics! You can find links to games and resources on our class pages on the school website; we will be updating our pages over this half term.


Curriculum Information:

In Phonics in Reception, we follow Ruth Miskin’s Read Write Inc Scheme.  In class the children will learn new sounds daily and will begin to learn to blend these sounds to make words. Further information about our phonics learning will be shared with you towards the end of this half term.


Our topic this half term is ‘Magical Me’. Please find attached our Curriculum Grid. 


Other Key Information:


PE kits will not be required until January 2021. The children do not get changed for PE lessons during the Autumn term.


Reading books will be issued to your child and sent home at the end of this half term. Further information about this will be shared with you nearer the time.


Discussions with your child’s teacher

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions we request that you email us with any questions or queries in order to reduce face-to-face contact and congestion when dropping off and collecting your child. The email address to use is:


This email will be checked daily and we will aim to respond to your query as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.


Thank you and we look forward to a fantastic year!

The Reception Team

Reception Parents Learning Meeting Presentation

Read Write Inc. Ditties Reading Practice