BerkswichCE Primary School

Achieve, Believe and Care

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Discover our Reception


In Reception we love to play, explore and become curious learners. We enjoy hands on learning and real life experiences. Each day offers new and exciting opportunities for us to learn, investigate, try new things and develop are skills to make us confident and determined learners.






Early Years gates will be open from 8:30am and close at 8:45am

Either Mrs Bailey (Reception Teacher) or Mrs Arkinstall (Teaching Assistant) will be standing by the gate waiting to greet the children.

 8:40– 8:50 Registration time

8:55– 9:15 Collective worship

9:15—10:15 Adult Focused Activity and Continuous Provision

10:15 - 10:30 Morning breaktime 

10:35 – 11:10 Phonics session

11:15 - 11:45 Adult Focused Activity and Continuous Provision

11:45—12:40 Lunchtime

12:45 - 1:15 Registration time and Mental Maths session

1:15—2:00 Adult Focused Activity and Continuous Provision

2:00—2:15 Afternoon break

2:12– 2: 45—Story time/Show and tell/Class discussion

3:10– Home time




Take a look at the different continuous provision areas within our indoor Reception space. These activities are changed and enhanced every week according to the children's development and interests.








Your child will need to bring a suitable coat to school with them everyday. This will allow them to comfortably enjoy the outdoor area daily and take part in forest school activities every week. During the Winter months children may also wish to bring hats, scarves and gloves to wear. Please make sure each item is labelled.


Book bags

Your child will be given a book bag at the start of the year which they will need to bring to school each day to aid communication from school to home. Inside the bag will be a reading record and a reading book which will be changed once a week. 


Wellies and puddle suits 

To engage in our Forest School sessions your child will need a pair of wellies and puddle suit, to leave in school.


Extra necessary accessories

As we spend time a lot in the outdoors every day in Reception, please ensure your child has a hat, scarf and gloves with them during the winter months. During the summer, your child will need a sun hat to protect them from the sun. 


Water bottles

Please make sure your child brings a named water bottle each day and fills it up before coming to school.



Homework will be uploaded onto Tapestry every Thursday and you will have a week to complete this. 


P.E sessions will take place on a Wednesday morning. Your child will need to come to school wearing their PE kit on this day. 


Spare clothes

Your child will need a named bag with spare clothes in which can be left at school on their peg. This is in case of any toileting or water accidents.


Your child needs to bring a healthy snack to eat during morning breaktime. Your child does not need to bring any food for the afternoon as they will be offered a piece of fruit and milk from school. Every child is entitled to free milk until they reach the age of five.