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Reception - Miss Swan

Welcome to Miss Swan’s Class Page

Christmas Message

Thank you to all of the parents and carers that were able to join us on Google Classroom for our live Christmas message on Friday. Please enjoy our prayer and songs recorded below. Thank you for all of your support this term. It has been wonderful getting to know you and your children. Merry Christmas!


Our Prayer

Dear Mary, Mother of God, the angel Gabriel gave you the good news. 

He told you to name your baby Jesus.

Please care for us like you did for Jesus.

Help us to make good choices in our day and protect us from our worries.

We pray for everyone, the children and their families at St Mary's school, 

please give us a happy and healthy Christmas.


Away in a Manger- Reception's Christmas Message (part 1)

Silent Night- Reception's Christmas Message (part 2)

We Wish You a Merry Christmas- Reception's Christmas Message (part 3)

Our Classroom


We have been practicing writing our names. We hope you like our self-portraits!



Our classroom has an area called ‘The Workshop’. We love to use ‘junk modelling’ (recycling) to create things. Please save and bring in any small cardboard boxes and kitchen roll tubes. We cannot use toilet roll tubes due to hygiene reasons. Thank you!

Important Dates

  • PE is on Tuesday each week
  • On Friday's Reception finish at 1:30pm
  • Christmas Message on Google Classroom Friday 11th December 10:00am 
  • Christmas lunch and own clothes day Thursday 17th December
  • Reception finish at 1:30pm on the last day of term Friday 18th December



  • Our PE day is Tuesday. Your child needs to come to school on this day dressed in their PE kit (navy blue shorts, white t-shirt, black plimsolls).
  • Please keep a pair of spare underwear and socks in your child’s book bag in case of any accidents
  • Please bring in a piece of fruit for morning snack in a labelled container/sandwich bag
  • If you would like to give your child grapes for their morning snack, please cut them in half lengthwise to reduce their risk of choking. 

Things You Can Do with Your Child at Home

  • Practice putting on clothes (including doing up coats) independently
  • Name writing
  • Counting to 20
  • Nursery rhymes
  • Recognising shapes
  • Tidying up independently

Online Learning



  • This is an interactive spelling and reading programme
  • Your child's username and password has been sent home 
  • Lexia does not work in Internet Explorer, please try another browser e.g. Google Chrome or Safari instead.
  • Click on the link below and then enter the username and password

  • If asked for 'teacher e-mail' input the following:



  • This is a wonderful interactive maths programme
  • Your child's username and password has been sent home 
  • Please click the link below and sign in using your child's username and password.


Google Classroom

  • Google Classroom will be used in the event of a school closure
  • Your child's username and password has been sent home 
  • Please sign into your Google account to ensure that you are familiar with it
  • Please accept the invite to the class
  • You should see a group named 'Reception HS 2020/2021.' Please click on this link for any information.
  • Use the link below or download the Google Classroom app onto your smart device

Our Class


Our teacher is called Miss Swan and our teaching assistant is called Mrs Cooling. We are a fun and curious class. We love to explore our indoor classroom and outdoor classroom to help us develop in all areas of the curriculum. 


In Reception we learn by leading our own play, and by taking part in play which is guided by Miss Swan and Mrs Cooling. We always have an excellent balance of activities led by us, and activities led or guided by our teachers.

Reception HS Autumn Termly Summary

EYFS Curriculum

In Reception there are 7 areas of learning - the prime areas and specific areas.

The prime areas underpin all that we do in the EYFS. These areas lay the foundations for a child's success in all areas of learning. 

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

The specific areas provide the experiences and opportunities to broaden your child's skills and knowledge. 

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Reception HS Timetable -Subject to Change



I am available at the end of the day if you would like to speak to me about anything. Alternatively you can email the school via: I will aim to reply within a 72 hour period.