Welcome to RD and RP Reception Classes
We are looking forward to working with you this year.
At Meryfield we have an 'open door' policy. Please talk to any member of our team and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Parent / Carer Workshops
We look forward to welcoming parents/carers to our Reception workshops. We will let the children settle and then send out information later in the term.
Please let any member of the team know if you would like to attend.
Tips for a successful transition into Reception.
- Arrive at school on time- doors open at 8.40am and close at 8.55am
- Please label everything! Clothes, shoes, bags, coats, hats etc!
- A book bag is helpful. The children like to create lots of pictures and models that they will want to take home!
- It would be helpful to provide a spare set of clothes to be left on your child's peg- in the event of any little accidents!
- Please help your child to be prepared for all weathers with appropriate clothing as we go outside everyday!
- Please look at the school dinner menu and discuss with your child before they get to school because choosing lunch can be a very difficult decision for a 4/5 year old! One of the team will ask what they are having when they greet you at the door.
- A big part of being in Reception is about becoming more independent. You can help at home by encouraging your child to dress themselves, feed themselves and manage their own toileting needs. However, please don't worry as we will be there to support them at school.
A very big thank you for your help and support.
You can help your child to develop their writing with a variety of fun activities.
Here are some ideas:
- Using large paintbrushes and water outside on the ground.
- Using fingers in shaving foam or paint. (Can get a little messy, so don't forget an apron!)
- Writing using different tools eg chalk, pastel, crayons, pencils, pens.
To help your child to become a successful writer they need to develop fine and gross motor skills. We will be doing lots of activities everyday to work on these physical skills.
You can help at home by:
- Going to the park and using the monkey bars- this will help to develop upper body strength.
- Using playdough and squeezy soft balls- this will help to develop strength in the hands.
- Using tools and scissors- this will help to develop control and strengthen the fingers.
- Using giant tweezers and pegs - this will help to develop the pincer grip to hold a pencil.