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Welcome to Reception

September - Our First Weeks in Reception


The children have settled in beautifully and it is fantastic to see them coming into school so confidently!


We will be starting the year with our topic 'It's Good To Be Me'. 



Who’s Who

Introducing our Reception Teachers...


Jellyfish - Miss Atwill (Year Leader)

Turtles - Miss Miles

Seahorses - Mr Hurst

Lobsters - Miss Watson and Mrs O'Connor


Our wonderful TA's are...


Jellyfish - Mrs Thompson and Miss Longstaff

Turtles - Mrs Champion and Mrs Renshaw

Seahorses - Miss Shepard and Mrs Thomas

Lobsters - Mrs Patrycja

We warmly welcome you to Reception!

We have created a slideshow about life in Reception to help you and your child familiarise yourself with the environment and your child's new class teacher. In the slideshow, you will find some key information about our school values, school uniform and the Early Years Curriculum. We have also included some ways that you can help prepare your child so that they are school ready.

PE Days


Please could we ask that all children bring their book bags in each day and that all children have a clearly named PE kit in school.


Our PE days are as follows...


Monday: Lobsters & Seahorses

Tuesday: All Reception classes

Wednesday: Turtles & Jellyfish


Please do not worry about trainers at the moment!

All jewellery must be removed on these days.

Thank you.

The Star, Sun, Rainbow and Cloud


This is the behaviour system we use within our classrooms. At the start of the day we all start on the Star. If a child breaks the ‘Superstar’ rules of good behaviour, after an initial warning, they may move their name peg to the cloud. Once the poor behaviour is corrected, they can be moved back to the star. Children should be given the opportunity to move back within a short period of time, and should not stay on the cloud all day. In Reception, there will also be a sunshine, placed above the star, to give more opportunity for pupils to learn simple behaviour expectations. Any excellent behaviour can be rewarded by moving a child to the Rainbow. Children on the Rainbow will receive 2 reward/ Ladderpoints and a ‘Rainbow’ sticker to wear. We aim to resolve any behaviour problems through positive modelling, reinforcement of positive behaviour and a culture of praise and encouragement. 

  • Twin Sails Infant School and Nursery,
  • Blandford Road, Hamworthy,
  • Poole, Dorset, BH15 4AX
  • Telephone: 01202 672 377
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