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Hillary Primary School

We celebrate diverse completeness - We Thrive in our uniqueness

Hillary Primary School home page

Hillary Primary School

We celebrate diverse completeness - We Thrive in our uniqueness


Welcome to Reception


We have such an exciting curriculum planned for you. We will experiment, explore and play using lots of sensory and art activities. We will dive under the sea to learn about the ocean. We will soar in the sky to discover our world: from Pleck to the jungle and beyond the stars. We will have adventures with astronauts, fairytale characters and dinosaurs as we learn to read, write, count and be a good friend.


The staff that work in this year group are:


Mrs Williams (Assistant Headteacher)

Miss Maiden (RA Teacher)

Mrs Attan (RB Teacher)

Mrs Solanki (RC Teacher)


Attendance & Punctuality

It is vital that your child attends school and that they are on time every day. The doors will be open for 10 minutes for children to arrive. If you need to speak to the teacher, please try and book any appointments outside of the school day where possible.


Start Time: 8.50am (Doors open at 8.40am)

Finish Time: 15.20pm


Water Bottles

Children may bring in a clean water bottle to drink from during the school day. Children are able to re-fill bottles at school. Please ensure they are clearly labelled with your child’s name.



Children will receive free milk until they turn 5 years old. If you wish for your child to have milk after this time, this must be booked and paid for on the School Gateway app, a term in advance at a cost of £12 per term.  You must make the payment on School Gateway the first week of the term.  After this time you will be unable to make payments and will have to wait until the following term if you would like your child to have milk at school.

Children will receive a piece of fruit for snack each day.


Break time 11:00am - 11:15am



Every child in Reception is entitled to a free school dinner. The class teacher will ask your child their choice of meal every morning.


If you wish, you may send in a healthy packed lunch for your child to eat if they do not want a hot dinner from school.


Lunch time 11:30am - 12.30pm


Please note: We are a nut free school as we have many children with serious allergies. Please do not send anything into school that contains nuts, this includes chocolate spread.

Our Menu’s can be found under the parent tab- School Menus


Uniform & PE kits

A reminder of Uniform and PE kit can be found on the ‘Parents’ section of the school website. PE kits must be worn to school on PE days only. If children arrive to school in sports attire that is not plain and logo free then you will be contacted to drop off the correct PE uniform for your child to change in to. Click link to take you to the Uniform page


PE Days

RA - Thursday

RB - Thursday

RC - Thursday


School Gateway

Please ensure you have the School Gateway app downloaded to your phone – you will need this to pay for everything in school, including trips. If you require any assistance in using the app, please get in touch. Click on the link below to get started:


School Gateway - Get Started - The Leading Parent App for Schools

Starting in Reception

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