New to Foundation Stage 2


Welcome to St Michael's 'soon to be' Reception page.  

Please keep checking back to this page as we will add things to it over the next half term.

If you have any questions then please email: 

What is happening now?  (From June 2023)

  • Welcome email from class teacher.
  • Envelope being sent, or delivered via siblings in school, with forms from the office to look at and/or complete.
  • Invitation to a stay and play session. July 2023.
  • Appointment for one to one meeting in September 2023.
  • Staggered start information sent home.  July 2023.
  • Staff will be taking part in preschool visits during this half term. 

A challenge to get you started: 

Hello from some of the Reception team...


Hello from Mrs Stocker.

Class teacher.

Assistant headteacher


Hello from Mrs Idrissi.

Nursery Nurse.

Getting my child ready to start school - Modelling how to do things but then giving your child encouragement to do those things independently.

Equipping your kids with some practical skills that will help them feel happy and confident about starting primary school is far more important than trying to get a head-start on academic performance.

Unless you particularly want to teach your child to read or write before they start school (and they want to learn), concentrate your efforts on getting a few basic skills in place. Encourage them to take an interest in the world around them, and to want to do things for themselves. It won't be long before your child's learning letters, numbers and words at school. There'll be plenty of opportunities to support and praise them then.

Over the summer holidays:

Although we will help your child if they cannot do these things (so please do not worry) here are some ways you might begin to develop your child's independence and confidence before starting in Reception: