Dear Parents

Welcome to St Francis and St Bernadette Class. We really hope your child will have a wonderful first year as they start their learning journey within Our Lady of Grace. We have attached the EYFS Early Learning Goals which include the end of year expectations for all the areas in reception. 

EYFS Early Learning Goals


UNIFORM - Please ensure your child comes to school wearing the correct uniform. All items of clothing including footwear need to be clearly named. We ask that shoulder length hair be tied back in black, red or white hair bands. Please can you put some spare underwear - socks, tights, pants or leggings in their school bag. Earrings are not allowed in school, including studs, so please ensure that your child has these removed during school time. 

SCHOOL DAY - The gate is open from 9:05 am and a member of staff supervises this. Children should be sent in while adults stay behind the gate on Lime Kiln Drive. Please make sure your child arrives on time in order to start the day. Any child arriving after the Lime Kiln gate is locked should be dropped off through the school’s main entrance on Highcombe Road. At the end of the day please collect your child from Lime Kiln Drive, the gate will be open between 3:05 - 3:10. Please note that children who have siblings in the school can come in at their sibling’s start time. After 3:15pm parents will need to collect their children through the school office.  

READING - The best way you can help your child with reading is to share books together as often as possible. A shared story can be a wonderful experience and is the first step in becoming a successful reader. In addition to reading the stories, you might want to talk about the pictures, characters, likes and dislikes and the main events of the story. Reading books will be changed in class every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please read, sign and date the red Reading Record Books after reading with your child every day. Feel free to read any book you have at home in addition to the book given by the School. 

RE - Children will be taught the school, lunchtime and home time prayer, which will be said daily. RE lessons are taught weekly using 'The Way, the Truth and the Life' scheme. Our first topic is God's world. You may like to talk with your child about the things God created and how we take care of them. 

HOMEWORK - Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be handed in at the latest by Tuesday of the following week. Please ensure that the homework is signed and dated by the adult that supported child. 

PE - The children will be doing PE on Fridays and should come into school in their PE kits. Please ensure that all items of clothing are properly labelled.

TOYS - Toys are often precious or expensive and are best kept at home. 


Please send in toys that your child does not need any more as they can be useful resources in school. 

In keeping with social distancing rules parents will not be able to speak with teachers in the morning and at the end of the day which has been the case over the years. To ensure that communication with us continues parents can send emails to the class teachers on issues relating to academic matters alone. All other queries or issues should be sent to the school email as usual. Teachers will respond to emails after school between the hours of 3:10 pm and 5 pm. Any email sent on Friday after school will be responded to on Monday.


St Francis Teachers: Mrs Adeyemi / Mrs Coghen 



St Bernadette Teacher: Miss Gavure 


School email:


Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you at Parents' Evening later this term. 

Yours sincerely, 


EYFS Class Teachers