Rabbit Class Information

What is it like in Reception?
What do I need to bring to school everyday?
You will need:
  • A named lunchbox and water bottle. Healthy snacks are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. 
  • A waterproof coat. 
  • Reading books can be brought in a book bag (Purchase this from reception). We are discouraging the use of backpacks as they take up lots of room. 
What other equipment might I need?
In Rabbit Class we will have short PE lessons throughout the week, so please ensure they have their named PE kit in school every day. It can stay in school and we will send it home if it becomes dirty or at the end of half term. PE kit is:
  • School jumper or cardigan (no hoodies please)
  • red t-shirt
  • black shorts or jogging bottoms
  • trainers or daps
You will not need any other equipment as this will be provided for you. We are really trying to reduce the amount of items brought into school. We ask that you do not bring anything that is not on the list in.
It is an expectation at New Close that all children in Reception share a book with you at least, five times a week. A comment should be left in the home/school diaries. Your child will have a decodable book suitable for their phonic ability. They will have this book for a week and will read three times a week in school. We will teach your child to read through decoding, prosody and comprehension, and will record this with a stamp/sticker in their home/school diary. Children will also have a book which is designed for you to read to them and to share conversation with them, we call this their 'Reading Together book'. This will be chosen by your child and changed weekly.
We have high expectations of behaviour at New Close. Everything we do is centred around our six values:
Aspire, Positivity, Pride, Resilience, Respect and Responsibility. 
When children do not follow these expectations they will receive consequences. These consequences are outlined in our Good Behaviour Policy. 
We recognise in Early Years that some children require a different approach to consequences and therefore may receive a different consequence usually in the form of 'time out/reflection time'.  
We encourage our children to take pride in their appearance and feel that this in turn shows pride in their school. Please support us with this
Children should wear: 
  • a red jumper or cardigan with or without the school logo (No other jumpers or hoodies). 
  • a white polo shirt
  • black/grey trousers or a black/grey skirt
  • a summer dress 
  • black school shoes or boots (Trainers are only to be worn during PE)
Extreme hairstyles are not acceptable.