Infants : 01536 760486
Juniors : 01536 760361

Havelock Street, Desborough
Northamptonshire, NN14 2LU

Dear Parents/Carers,

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child into Reception. Our half-termly newsletters will inform you of our topics and the areas we will be covering, as well as any additional information you need to know.


Please feel free to come and speak to us about how your child is settling in, developments you would like to share or any concerns you have. If this is a quick message, please speak to a member of staff in the classroom in the morning or please catch us at the end of the day. If it is something that will need longer, please make an appointment for a more convenient time. As you can appreciate mornings are very busy but we do want to hear from you and will do our very best to see you the same day. Home/School link books are checked every day, but if it is something that we might need to know during the school day, please let us know in the morning.

Joining us in the morning

Join us in school from 8.50am to 9.05am on Thursdays to read with your child and on Mondays and Wednesdays for morning activities.

Named clothing

Please can we remind you to make sure all your child's items of clothing are named, particularly cardigans, sweatshirts and shoes.  If your child does come home with clothing that doesn't belong to them please return it as soon as possible. 

PE Kits

All PE will continue to be done outside so children are to come to school in their PE kit on the days that their class does P.E. Please send them wearing the usual school PE kit with their school jumper/cardigan on top for warmth. We ask that they wear a pair of trainers (not plimsolls) on their feet on their PE days. In Reception, our PE days are Monday and Friday.

Reading books

Children can change their reading book on any day as long as there is evidence in the Home/School link book that it has been read on two separate occasions.  The children are asked to read twice to ensure comprehension and encourage expression and fluency.  If your child needs to change their reading book, please put the reading book and their Home School Link book in the cream box in the classroom so we can change it during the day.


We will be starting to send out homework again next week on Thursday 18th March. This will be set on Teams as an assignment and any written work should be completed in their home learning books and submitted on Teams via a photograph or by attaching a word/powerpoint/excel document. Please also check My Maths (Y1 upwards) and Purple Mash as staff will be utilising all these online resources to set the home learning assignments. If your child needs a new home learning books as they have completed the previous book, please contact your child’s teacher to request a new one. If there are any problems, please speak with a member of staff. Thank you for your support with this.

Reading Week

Every half term for a week we invite you in school to come and read with your child between 3pm & 3:10pm, we send dates for Reading Week on the newsletter. When possible, we also go to the Desborough Library during Reading Week and we will let you know the timings for each class in the termly newsletter.


If you are able to assist us on any trips or walks during the year, please let us know.

Upcoming School Events

24 Jul
School Closed Summer Holiday
Date Sat, 24 Jul 2021 - Wed, 01 Sep 2021
2 Aug
Holiday or observance in: Scotland
30 Aug
Holiday or observance in: England, Wales, Northern Ireland
1 Sep
Teacher Training Day
Wed, 01 Sep 2021
16 Oct
School Closed
Sat, 16 Oct 2021 - Mon, 01 Nov 2021
31 Oct
Daylight Saving Time ends
Sun, 31 Oct 2021
31 Oct
Sun, 31 Oct 2021

Reception Curriculum