Starting Reception

Welcome to school, welcome to Blisland!

Welcome to Blisland! We are delighted to welcome you and your child to our Reception class in September. Our school is a thriving, growing school with fabulous access to outdoors – both on site and in the local area. Reception is part of a mixed age class, spending time in both Kensa class in the main school and our Early Years unit by the field. Over the next few days you should receive a ‘Welcome Pack’ with an activity for you to complete with your child, a ‘Meet the Staff’ leaflet and another leaflet with photographs of school, as most of your children will not have been into school for nearly six months by the time we begin in September! The transition activities we would have undertaken during the summer term will not have been able to happen. However, because of the manner in which we structure our classes your child will spend time in both spaces, as they did before lock down, so should find this less challenging than many other children across England!

We are also fortunate enough to be retaining the same staff team so your child will be familiar with all of us already. Usually Mrs Andrea Harrison (Mon – Wed) and Mrs Charlotte Powdrill (Thu/Fri) will be in Kensa class with Miss Cullip (formerly Mrs Steed). Mrs Julie Pearce and Miss Lily Woods will be in the Early Years unit, joined by Miss Cullip when Reception children are there. This ensures that there is continuity for the children. Your child will be able to access both indoors and outdoors throughout the day and will learn through child initiated play (expertly supported by adults) and staff led taught sessions. Every day children will be taught phonics (the sounds that letters make), reading, writing and maths.

We will, as always, support you and your child to ensure a smooth transition back into school. If there is anything you wish to discuss or inform us of, please do email in the first instance as we can then arrange contact by phone if you wish.


View the following documents within your web browser or download to read later

All About Me to bring to school.pdf
All About Me to bring to school.pdf
Reception covering letter (class teachers).pdf
Reception covering letter (class teachers).pdf
Starting school (Mr Averys letter).pdf
Starting school (Mr Averys letter).pdf
START Booklet 2020.pdf
START Booklet 2020.pdf



Ways to support your child starting school.pdf
Ways to support your child starting school.pdf
What to expect when.pdf
What to expect when.pdf


Our Values...



We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.



We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.



We are the best we can be.



We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.



We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.



We are passionate about learning.

All Bridge Schools are now closed. We are operating a reduced service only for children of key workers and vulnerable groups.

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