Swaffield School


Classes & Teachers

Sun Bear 

| Mr Parkinson (Teacher)
and Mrs Mehiri (TA)


| Mrs Parr & Mrs Sodeau (Teachers)
and Mrs Watling (TA)


 The Reception Induction Booklet 2021/22 contains lots of useful information.

 The Reception Topic Web shows you what we're doing this second Autumn Half Term. 

We ask all parents to sign up to our online learning journal, Tapestry, so that we can share information and photos about Reception with parents/carers. 

News & Dates

We send letters and other important information to parents and carers via email. It's really important that you ensure the School Office has your current email address.

  • Friday 12th November - Reception Coffee Morning for parents and carers. 9am to 10am in the Lilley Suite. Please come along for a coffee and meet up with other parents.
  • View the presentation from our recent Phonics Workshop for Parents and find out more about how to support your child with phonics here: 

  • Keep up-to-date with what's happening:





 Term Dates 

Our School Day

Drop off time: 8:45am - 8:55am

Please make sure your child arrives at school in their 10-minute window each morning. 

Afternoon Pick Up Time: 3:10pm

Please make sure your child is picked up on time at the end of the day and please phone the School Office on 020 8874 2825 if you are delayed. 
If you've arranged for someone else to collect your child please inform the class teacher, teaching assistant or office staff in advance.

Morning Break

Milk is available break time for those who have signed up to the Cool Milk service. Milk is free for under 5’s as well as those who get free school meals and subsidised for all other primary school children. Find out more, including how to register, by visiting  www.coolmilk.com  

When your child turns five years old, please ensure you've registered and paid if you would like your child to continue to get school milk.

Please note that Swaffield has a "No Nuts" policy. 

Lunch Time

 Follow this link for information about school lunch and the current menu.

Children in Reception receive a FREE SCHOOL MEAL, which is funded by the Government. A separate registration form must be completed for this. Your child may have a packed lunch, provided by you, if you prefer.

Please make sure this is in a clearly named container (not a plastic bag) and that it complies with our School Meal and Packed Lunch Policy. You may decide on a half-termly basis whether your child will have school lunch or packed lunch; any changes must be notified in writing to the School Office before the end of each half term. It is not possible to change on a daily or weekly basis.

Please note that Swaffield has a "No Nuts" policy.

PE Lessons

This half term, we would like children to come to school in their PE kit on Mondays and Thursdays so that they are ready for their PE lesson. Children should also wear their school jumper/cardigan.
 Read the letter with details here. 


School uniform and P.E. kit is compulsory. 

All clothing (including hats, scarves) must be labelled with your child’s name and class.
Reception children do not usually need trainers for P.E. other than sports day and other special events.

Please visit our Uniform page for details of our uniform policy and the link to our supplier where you can purchase uniform featuring the Swaffield School logo.


You can read more about homework and our expectations for each year group here. 


Follow this link to find out more about reading and books

Download a suggested reading list for Reception and Nursery here. 


Meeting Teachers

The teachers are always pleased to see parents or carers of the children they teach, but it is not possible for them to talk to you when they are responsible for a class.

Teachers are happy to make an appointment for before or after school. The Head, Deputy and Assistant Head are very happy to see parents or carers at almost any time. If you prefer, you can ring to make an appointment to see either of them.

You'll be invited to meet your child’s class teacher for a private 10 minute appointment to discuss progress in the Autumn Term and the Spring Term.

Likewise we might discuss any concerns we have with relevant professionals and will inform parents if any action is required to support your child

We want parents to feel welcome in our school. Please see your child’s teacher if you would like to help, for example, by accompanying classes on outings or helping with reading for the first half-hour of the day.

Remote Learning

In the event of the school or the year group bubble being closed Reception's learning will be be via Google Classroom. 


Remote Learning Timetable for Reception

Home Learning Resources




Other Information

Click on the logo on the right to access Reception's programmes

Click on the purple box below to see all programmes on Swaffield's YouTube Channel 

YouTube Channel 

Online Safety

Click on the green button below for information about Online Safety. 

Advice for online safety