Stonycroft Avenue, Blackpool, Lancashire FY4 2PF
Excellence for all – Excellence from all
In Reception there are three classes;
Mrs Watkinson also comes in to help us learn. She comes in on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Chapman’s class are taught on Wednesday, Miss Lewis's class on Thursday and Miss Denham’s class on a Friday.
Click here to read about what we do in Reception.
Our usual intake is 90 children per year. Many of the children have attended our very own nursery which means the transition is not at all a transition but more a small transfer.
We take children in September on a staggered basis, short sessions then part time. This slow induction to school helps us not only settle the children quickly but to get to know them well as individuals.
We pride ourselves on being a parent friendly team and have interactive displays on offer all year. These displays focus on an area of learning and have help sheets available for parents to take home.
Teaching staff are available every evening to discuss any concerns and to celebrate your child's day. Our teaching assistants are available to welcome your child each morning.
Parents are regularly invited to join their child in school to enjoy various activities, such as clay day, numeracy and science based activities.
Each class takes part in weekly PE sessions on a Friday.
Reading books are sent home every day with the children so PLEASE RETURN THE PACKETS DAILY. There is a communication book in the packet please write down any comment you would like your class teacher to know. Sign this diary whenever you hear your child read so they can have their reading book changed.
In this communication book we will also write the keywords and phonics that you need to practice with your child that week, please practice them daily and remember make learning and reading a positive and fun experience for children and participate with the children as this can help immensely!
Learning Logs will be sent home with the children on Thursday and must be returned to school on a Monday morning. These are a great way to keep up to date with your child’s learning in school and are essential in helping your child progress happily through our curriculum. This also allows parents to see how their children are doing with their learning.
We pride ourselves on our parent partnership and our learning logs are an enjoyable part of this.
Begin BIG so that the children can see clearly what you have drawn. Until your child’s gross motor skills are good, their fine motor skills will not improve, so use these activities to increase their fine motor skills:
REMEMBER: Always encourage your child to hold a pencil correctly, use chunky pencils and crayons.
Why not try these activities also:
These are essential skills your child needs on starting school: