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Reception new starters

Welcome to Hunts Cross Primary School

We are delighted to welcome all our new starters in Reception, it is great to see some familiar faces and of course it is always great to welcome new ones! We are looking forward to having a fantastic year in Reception and we are delighted to be on this journey with you.. let's make it a great one! WELCOME! smiley


Meet the Early Years Team

There will be two Reception classes this year, Miss Mc Daid's class (RM) and Miss Black's class (RB) with two LSAs- Miss Stoddart and Miss Hankin. Your child will have the chance to meet all the team over the next few weeks before we break up for Summer so that they will become familiar with them. You will also receive a transition document that will have photographs of all the staff so your child can look at this over the summer holidays. 




Key Information

School Visits:

Children that attend our Hunts Cross Children’s Centre have already started their transitions with their key workers. These visits occur once a week for a session and will continue until all the children have had their transition. Extra transitions are available for children who need it.


For those children coming from an outside nursery or setting, they are invited to our stay and play on Thursday 5th July. We would like you to stay during this visit so that you can informally meet other parents, talk to your child’s teacher and classroom assistant, look around the classroom and outside area in order to help familiarise yourself and your child with the new classroom. Additional transitions can be arranged if needed.



On Your Child’s First Day

On Your Child’s First Day at Hunts Cross Primary School:

Monday 10th SeptemberWednesday 12th September

8.55am-12.00pm. (no dinner provided in school)

Thursday 13th September & Friday 14th September

8.55am-1.00pm. (school dinner provided)

Monday 17th September- Reception start full-time hours (8.55am-3:15pm)


Please wait on the yard for your child’s teacher to greet you and you will receive a label with your child’s name on.


On the first day we require children to bring a water bottle only (don’t forget to label it with your child’s name).


If the weather is nice please send a sunhat and if applying sun cream, always do this at home!
Don’t worry about book bags and P.E kits just yet, we will send a letter out when we require these items in school. (End of September)



Health: Staff need to be aware of your child’s medical background, in particular any allergies (e.g. bee stings, dairy food), any dietary restrictions (e.g. vegetarian or Halal) and any medical conditions that are important for us to know (e.g. asthma or eczema).

Children can suddenly become ill and therefore it is important that we know we can contact you or another adult relative/friend at all times. Please ensure that the school is kept up to date with your contact details. If your child is unable to attend school due to illness, please telephone the school office to let us know.


Food and Drink

Lunch: At lunchtime your child can have a packed lunch prepared at home and brought into school, or a school dinner. Lunchtime is at 11:45am when the children can eat lunch and then play with their friends. All early years and Key Stage 1 children are entitled to a free school meal each day. There will be a selection of different meals available each day for your child to choose from. Vegetarian options are always available. Please let us know if your child has any other dietary restrictions or requirements. Menus are available on our school website.

Packed lunches should support our school’s healthy eating policy.

Snacks: Children will receive a free piece of fruit and carton of milk during the day.

Drinks: Water is available throughout the day, including lunchtimes. Children should bring a labelled water bottle to school so they can access water in class .



The uniform list can be found in your welcome pack.

Please remember to label everything!


Trays and Pegs/Objects from Home


Trays and Pegs: Each child will have a tray and a coat peg where they can store their things. They will be labelled with the child’s name and/ or a picture to help them locate it. Parents can help children by playing games to help them with recognising their names.


Objects from home: We encourage children not to bring items from home as they may be misplaced or broken. We will have occasions were they can bring in items for show and tell. In these instances please make sure they are labelled with your child’s name and class. We can not allow children to bring sharp items or electronics.