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St Christophers Academy


Welcome to Reception, 

Here is some key information you may need whilst your child is in Reception class.

The class teachers in Reception are Miss Valukonyte, Mrs Kiely and Mrs Baldwin. Staff are always available if you have any queries at drop off or collection but alternatively you can contact them on their emails below. 

Miss Valukonyte -

Mrs Kiely -

Mrs Baldwin -

What does my child need in Reception? 

Each day your child needs to bring in a see through named water bottle and their red school book bags or rucksack. PE kits will come in on the first day of the school term, and they will stay in school until the half-terms where they will be sent home for washing. 

Please make sure you have preordered your child's lunch via the schools online system, or alternatively please provide a healthy packed lunch. 

Our children are outside whatever the weather, so please send your child in with a pair of wellies, so they can explore our muddy areas. Alternatively, a named pair of wellies can be left at school. 

PE days

Reception children have weekly PE sessions with our Early Years Sports Coach Adam. This takes place every Friday, and they will get changed in school. Please make sure that the all the children's items are named, and they will be returned each half-term for washing. 



In Early Years we use Tapestry online journals to share what your children have been learning. It also allows you to make comments on your child's learning and to share what they have been learning at home. You should all have accessed your accounts you can download the app or here is the link to the website  Any problems then please let a member of staff know. 


Remote Learning

In the event of another lockdown and we have to close the school your child will be set work via our class page, Tapestry and Parentmail emails. We will also be using Purple Mash to set online activities for the children to complete. Please see the Remote Learning tab for more information.