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Welcome to Reception E


Welcome to Reception! At St Thomas's our Reception class consists of two classes with separate classrooms and a shared provision and outdoor area. If your child is in Reception E then their teacher will be Miss Ebsworth and we have two wonderful TA's Mrs Ajmal and Mrs Baig that help us. We work closely with Mrs Hussain and Mrs Gorrill the other Reception class to make up our Reception unit. We will use this page to keep you updated on key events and information throughout the year and also to show you what we will be learning. Below is some information you will need to know as your child starts with us in Reception.


Key Information


  • School starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.10pm.
  • School uniform is a red jumper/cardigan, white polo or shirt and grey trousers/skirt.
  • All uniform MUST be labelled with your child's name. 
  • All children should have a water bottle and book bag, again please make sure these are labelled.
  • Forest School is on a Monday morning (see more details for Forest School below)
  • Class Dojo is used as communication between teachers and parents (see below for more information on Class Dojo)



Forest School

At St Thomas's we are lucky enough to have a wonderful Forest School which is run by Mr Hyde. Every Monday morning children from each Reception class will have the opportunity to go into our Forest School and complete activities with Mr Hyde. If your child will be in Forest School on a Monday morning you will be informed via Class Dojo on the Friday before. When it is your child's turn to go to Forest School they will need to come to school in appropriate clothing (joggers/leggings, t-shirt, jumper, waterproof coat and wellies). Please also bring a set of school uniform in a bag so your child can change after Forest School. 



Class Dojo

We use Class Dojo to keep parents up to date with any key information and to show parents what we have been doing in Reception throughout the week. You will need to create your own parent account and you will then be added to the Class Dojo by Miss Ebsworth. It is essential parents are signed up to Class Dojo in order to keep up to date with information from school.


We have an open door policy in Reception so any concerns, worries, questions or just a general chat is welcomed by all members of staff. 


We look forward to getting to know your children and sharing their learning journey with you!


Miss Ebsworth, Mrs Ajmal and Mrs Baig.


  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
  • tel: 01617 647565
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