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Welcome to Reception at Ashton Gate


We are very excited to welcome all of the children as they start their school journey at Ashton Gate. Children in Reception start school on Monday 9th September and have been allocated to a group either attending morning or afternoon sessions for the first week. For the week commencing Monday 16th September, the children will stay in these groups and come to school for full days either on Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday. All children will be in school together from Friday 20th September. Please do ask if you have any questions by contacting the school office or emailing the EYFS lead -


For the first few weeks we will have lots of activities planned in to help children settle and get to know their new environment and each other. We will be supporting them to be confident, curious and to work together as a team. We will also be carefully observing their play and from this feeding their interests and needs into our planning, so that the children have an exciting and motivating curriculum that celebrates the children as unique individuals.


Please do read the Newsletter below, it contains some very useful dates, including when your child's Christmas Performance will take place, which is very exciting!

Reception Newsletter Term 1

Reception Staff


EYFS Lead: Mrs Cath Sands


Ladybird Class:  Mr Riley  (Class teacher)

                         Mrs Douglas


Butterfly Class: Mrs Gilbert (M,T,W) and Mrs Houghton (W, Th, F) (Class teachers)

                           Miss Ward.


Caterpillar Class: Mrs Sowden (Class teacher)

                             Mrs Forsythe


Bumblebee Class: Miss Carter (Class teacher)

                               Mrs Poynter










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