PoppyReception:  Poppy class


The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem In Flanders Fields. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I; their brilliant red colour became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

Helpful hints for a successful start to school

We have put together some helpful hints in order to support your child as they enter this new and exciting phase of their lives.

We encourage all children to be independent learners as soon as they start in school. It is therefore important that children are given the best opportunities from home to support them with this independence.  It would also be helpful if you could encourage your child to put on and take off their own coat and use a tissue to wipe their own nose.

Unless your child has a specific medical reason, children need to be able to use the toilet area independently.  Please encourage your child to wipe their own bottom at home, as staff will not be able to provide this intimate care for children who do not have specific needs.

Some parents worry that their child will need to know their alphabet or be able to write their name before they start school.  This is not necessarily the case.  We will teach the children how to form the letters of their name correctly as part of our learning in school.  One thing that would be really useful for your child to do before they start school is to learn how to recognise their name.  This will help them when locating their name card, finding lost items of clothing, etc.

What does my child need to wear?

At Lansbury Lawrence Primary School, we have a school uniform that we encourage the children to wear at all times.  Wearing school uniform helps children feel that they belong to the school community and it stops any worrying about what they will need to wear each day.

GIRLS:   Lansbury Lawrence Primary School (38)

  • red polo shirt with school logo
  • grey or black skirt, skirt or trousers
  • navy sweatshirt, cardigan or pullover
  • black or grey tights or socks
  • black shoes (velcro rather than laces please)
  • blue/red gingham dress in summer


  • red polo shirt
  • grey or black shorts or trousers
  • navy sweatshirt or pullover
  • white, black or grey socks
  • black shoes (velcro rather than laces please)

Uniform can be purchased at Tesco

The most important thing to remember is that ALL items of clothing MUST be clearly labelled with your child’s full name.  In the unfortunate event that an item of your child’s clothing is lost, we have a lost property area located in the EYFS cloakroom.


Typical routine

The children spend some time enjoying a range of learning activities, eg, counting, word matching, browsing through books, when they first enter school to allow them time to settle in.  We then ring the bell and gather all of the class together onto the carpet to have a discussion about the learning that is planned for the day.  We normally have our RML phonic teaching programme as part of the morning session, as well as a daily Mathematics input.  Children will be given access to many learning activities both indoors and outdoors over the morning, where they will be learning independently or with an adult for a more focused teaching input.


At lunchtime, all of the children go to the main school hall in order to eat their lunch.  All Reception children are entitled to have a free school meal although some parents may choose for their child to bring in their own packed lunch from home.

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