Welcome to Wootton Bassett Infants' School - Where learning is fun!

Reception









Miss Macaulay works 3 days a week

Mrs Bowditch works 3 days a week

Miss Crimp works 3 days a week

Teaching Assistants

In our class we have Mrs Bullock who helps to support the children and works every day.

Water bottles & dinners

The children need to bring in a labelled water bottle. This will be sent home to be cleaned and refilled each day. As many children will be have hot dinners with us, we practise using a knife and fork in our playdoh and messy play and would very much appreciate it if you could continue to practise this at home

Wellies & clothing

We make use of the outside area and the field, and it would be very helpful if children could bring in a pair of named wellies to leave in school as the field can get muddy. We also ask for all children's clothes to be named as it helps us if anything goes missing! .

Bookbags

Please bring book bags in each day so we can hear the children read, pass on any paper communication and the children can share work they have done during the day. Most school letters are shared through text message links and on our school website. If you require messages to be sent to parents who do not live in the same household please contact the office

PE kits

The children will have PE sessions twice a week, these are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. PE sessions will be both outside and inside. On a Tuesday, please send your child to school wearing their PE kit. Please refer to the PE letter for more information about PE kits. We appreciate that getting changed is tricky, but we do encourage the children to begin to get changed independently, so practising at home will help this run more smoothly.

Reading with the Children

Each week the children will bring home a decodable reading book (with words that can be sounded out) as well as a story from our class library. We give the children decodable books so that they can practise their phonics skills and the same book is read 3 times at home so that the children can read the book aloud confidently. We will begin by sending a book home without words for you to share together. The library book is for you to read and enjoy with your child. These books are changed weekly. Please write in the reading record to acknowledge when your child has read at home. The children receive raffle tickets for reading 5 times a week. The raffle is drawn at the end of each half term and one child from each class will receive a prize!

Home time

Sending the children home is a busy time of the day, please make yourself obvious to the teacher as we do not dismiss the children until both child and teacher have seen you. This will also help to speed up the process. Also please inform us of any changes in home time routine as we are unable to send your child home without prior knowledge of change.