Welcome back to a new and exciting school year!
The children in both Reception classes are settling well. It has been a big change for many children coming from Nursery who are now spending a whole day in Reception but the children are doing fantastically! We have some children who are new to the school who are doing very well and already making lots of new friends.
Some information which may be useful to you:
Times: At the beginning of the day Reception doors open at 8.45am and close at 8.55am. At the end of the day children can be collected between 3.00pm and 3.15pm - please ensure that your child arrives to school on time so that they don't miss out on important learning.
PE: Reception have PE on a Tuesday. Children do not need a PE kit until the Spring Term. We will remind you closer to the time.
Library books: Friday is our library day and soon children will choose a book from the school library to take home. Please ensure that your child's book is returned in their book bag each Friday so they can choose a new one.
Contact: If you need to speak urgently to any of the Reception teachers, a brief message can be given in the morning or at the end of the day. If you need more time, please let the office know and make an appointment.
Health Questionnaire: The Merton School Nursing Team asks parents to complete a health questionnaire for each child in Reception. From September 2018 these can be completed online via the Health Matters website by clicking [here]. All health-related information is kept confidential but in some instances this may be shared on a need-to-know basis with other services like the school so we can support your child better. The school nurse will contact you to discuss the need to share other health-related information where relevant.