Reception 2017 - 2018

Mrs Hodson


Dear Parents,

Welcome to our Reception class . We hope that you and your children will have a very happy time this academic year. The children are settling well into class. Here are some notes to help you remember some of the class routines.

School uniform; The children are looking very smart but please remember to put your child's name in all items of clothing. Please send in wellies so your child can play on the grass area as it is very damp in the mornings.

PE; This is now on Wednesday morning. Send your child's PE Kit in a drawstring bag. Our cloakroom is very small and we cannot accommodate large backpack type bags.

Reading; Your child has a planner, Keywords and a reading book. Please keep all these items in their blue reading bag or similar type reading bag and not a larger one as we keep the bags in baskets and space is limited. Read as often as you can and use the keywords as flashcards or play find the word games to help your child learn the words.

Library; Your child has a libray book that they can change once a week. Send it in on either Tuesday or Thursday to be changed.


Mrs C Hodson- Reception Teacher, EYFS Co-ordinator.

Miss R McMillan- Reception Class TA.

Mrs L May- One to one TA

Snack money is 50p a week. Please send in on a weekly basis to pay for toast and other seasonal snacks.

If any parents need any further information please feel free to arrange a suitable time to speak to me.

Thank you,

Mrs Hodson.


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“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.


  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX