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Welcome to Reception

Here is some information about Gateway Academy.

If you are new to Gateway, click here to read our Welcome to Gateway guide. 

This is a picture of your year group lead. Their name is Mrs Meah.

The classes in Reception are called:

  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow

The other teachers in Reception are:

  • Ms Weis – Red Class
  • Mrs Meah – Blue Class
  • Ms McCutcheon – Yellow Class
  • Ms Flanagan - in all Reception classes

The teaching assistants in Reception are:

  • Ms Ezzouek
  • Mrs Delyana
  • Mrs Islam

School uniform

Our school uniform is:

  • Red or white polo/T shirt
  • Red sweatshirt with Gateway Academy logo – this is the only item that must be purchased from the Academy shop
  • Grey or black trousers or skirt/dress
  • In the summer red gingham summer dresses are also an option
  • Plain black foot-wear - no logos (i.e. Nike ticks)

For games lessons, all children change into their sports kit. Sports kit is black shorts or tracksuit bottom and a plain white T shirt.

The children come to school their sports kit on the days they have P.E. or Games.

We have Games and P.E. on these days:

Class

Day of the week

Activity

Red

Tuesday

Games

Monday

PE


Class

Day of the week

Activity

Blue

Tuesday

Games

Wednesday

PE 


Class

Day of the week

Activity

Yellow

Tuesday

Games

Friday

PE

The Academy also sells book bags and rucksacks with the Gateway Academy logo on.

Lunchtime

Lunch time starts at 11:50 am

It finishes at 12:40 pm. A mealtime supervisor will ring a bell to let the you know it is over. You then stand still and when your class is called, you line up.

 

Homework

Our library has lots of exciting books and you can also read books online through our website. We encourage children to read every night. It is such an important skill to learn and practise. Children also have other homework to do on these nights:

Monday

Phonics and reading

Tuesday

Phonics and reading

Wednesday

Phonics and reading

Thursday

Phonics and reading

Friday

Phonics and reading

‘Helping hands’

If you need a ‘helping hand’ at playtime look out for the adults in high visibility jackets. At lunchtime reception TA’s are always in the playground. They are good people to go to if you need help.

 

 

Using our Gateway manners helps to keep Gateway a happy and safe place to be.

  • We say ‘good morning’ or ‘good afternoon’ when we walk past an adult we know.
  • We say ‘please ‘and ‘thank you’.
  • We ask if we can borrow something, we don’t just take.
  • We wait for our turn.
  • We say ‘excuse me’ rather than pushing past someone.
  • We hold the door open for a person coming in, especially if they are carrying something heavy.
  • When we greet people, we look them in the eye and smile.

The start of the day and end of the day arrangements

 

Location

Time

Start of the day

Reception outside area

8.50am

End of the day

Reception outside area

3.20pm