Hello, my name is Miss Cowie and I have been the Reception teacher at Hanbury’s Farm for 3 years. I graduated University in 2019 with a First-Class Honours Degree in Primary Education and have loved every bit of teaching since. Throughout my career I have taught in a range of year groups including Reception, Nursery and Year 1.
The School Day
Your start time is 8:45am, via the EYFS Playground gate
Your finish time is 3:15pm. Children will be dismissed from the classroom door.
Tractor Breakfast Club
7:30am - 8:45am - £5
8:00am - 8:45am - £3.50
Tractors After School Club
Avalible until 5:30 pm
Pupils are required to wear a PE kit consisting of a white t-shirt and black shorts or joggers.
They will also need a sweater or hoodie and pumps and trainers for outdoor sessions.
Reception children will be allocated a day for Forest school and are to come to school in warm, suitable clothing and a pair of wellies. School provide puddle suits during the winter months.
Children in Reception Class are entitled to universal free school meals. However, we welcome packed lunches if you prefer. Please note, we are a nut free school and encourage healthy food choices.
As a part of our drive to be a Healthy School, all children receive fruit at snack times, free of charge. All children will receive a named water bottle which will be accessible at all times throughout the day.
If your child is absent for any reason, please contact the school office. Holiday's are not authorised and where possible medical appointments should be made outside of school hours.
Please ensure all contact details and medical information is kept up to date and inform the school office of any changes. If anyone different is collecting your child, please inform the school office as we will not allow children to be dismissed to an unfamiler adult.
Prescribe medication is signed in at the school office and stored securely. If your child is Asthmatic, please ensure we have an inhaler in school at all times.
Children will bring home a Read, Write Inc. reading pack once they have been taught the first set of sounds in school.
When starting in Reception, children will recieve a book bag and a set of Read, Write Inc. Phonics Cards. Please ensure that your child brings their book bag to school each day.
Please apply suncream before school and provide a sun hat during warm weather and warm clothing such as gloves and hats in the winter. Reception spend a lot of time in the outdoor learning environment thoughout the year and will go out in all weathers.
We are a cashless school so you will be provided with a Parent Pay account in order to pay for trips or dinners. Please activate it as soon as possible and if for any reason you need to pay at a pay point, please request a pay point barcode from the school office.
Tapestry will be used daily within Recepion Class to document your child's learning. Please activiate your account as soon as you get an email and complete the 'All About Me' page. Tapestry Challenges will be taking place during the Summer Term. In September we will be using tapestry to share home learning with you and encourage you to share observations from home.
Free School Meals
If you are eligible for Free School Meals, please make an application. Even though children in Reception qualify for universal free school meals, school will recieve extra funding.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us or explore the 'parents' menu tab on the we