Welcome to Reception! In the Autumn Term at Fairholme, children are learning about themselves and their families, festivals and celebrations.  If you have any pictures of your child celebrating anything recently, please bring them into school as we would love to see them.

We will be settling the children in this half term. Remember if you need to ask your child's teacher anything please phone the office on 0208 890 2584.

Please make sure you have signed your child up for milk at

Please download the ParentHub App.


Junk Modelling: As you will see the children will never leave empty handed at the end of the day as they are always busy being creative and imaginative. We are always on the hunt for recycling so please feel free to bring any in e.g. boxes, bottles, plastic containers or trays, tubes, paper rolls and lids in a plastic carrier bag. We will then leave it for 72 hours before it is used. 


Wood Work: Reception will be starting wood work in the coming weeks, but we need more wood, corks, bottle tops, etc. If you have any of these things that we could use at school please give to your child's class teacher.


Gardening: We are lucky enough to have a poly tunnel, however it needs some TLC. If anyone is a keen gardener and would like to help out and grow some veg please get in touch.

Our Teachers

We have two classes in Reception:

The children will be supported by all staff in the setting. However each child will have a Class teacher and Early Years Practitioner (EYP) that will be responsible for them.

 Mrs Kamara is the Year Group Leader

Lilac Class: Mrs Kamara & Mrs Wolanin

 Yellow Class: Miss Carvalho & Miss Wilson

For information about EYFS, click here to download our introductory brochure for parents. For statutory information about the EYFS curriculum, visit our Curriculum page.


Please provide your child with a coat if the weather requires it. Your child MUST have a change of clothes in school. EVERYTHING MUST BE LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME


Please remember a drinks bottle every day.



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Click here to find our Reception Curriculum Newsletter.

If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with us then please do drop into the office to make an appointment to see us, we are more than happy to meet with you to discuss any issues. Also we would love to hear what we are doing well at, drop us a note or verbally tell your child's class teacher.

We have been very happy to see so many of the children wearing their full correct school uniform and setting such a brilliant example for the rest of the school, thank you.

We encourage all children to bring a water bottle to class, which they can refill at regular intervals during the day in order to keep themselves well hydrated and to keep their brains working to the best of their ability.

Phonics: The children are really enthusiastic  about phonics and we are seeing some amazing progress from the children in learning time.  We are even beginning to see some children  writing sentences and reading books. Well done!

 We would like to thank the parents who have been providing support at home by reading with their child. It is very beneficial to your child's learning to practice at home and just a reminder to  always send your child to school everyday with their reading folder.

Children should be encouraged to share books at home with an adult regularly to encourage enjoyment and enthusiasm for reading.

Teachers are always eager to hear your child's achievements - please share these with the class teacher.