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Malton Community Primary School

Class Oaks

We are kind to others.

We ask questions and work together.

We try our best.


Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this. We want to welcome you and your child to Reception. We want to explain who we are and how we think Reception will run in September. We are sorry we have not been able to meet you as we would usually hope to do before your child starts School. Lockdown has prevented our usual visits to you and you to us. We hope that reading this will help, please share it with your child and do email us with any other queries or concerns you have.

Reception class

When you come back to school you will be in the Reception classroom, Class Oaks.

On Monday and Tuesday your teacher will be Ms Debney.

Miss Loseby will be with you on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Also supporting us, in the classroom will be Mrs Davis, an Advanced Teaching Assistant.

I am so looking forward to meeting you all in Autumn! I have three children of my own and love playing so I know we will have a fun year in Reception. Malton CPS is a great school full of caring staff who want to help you be the best version of yourself. I have taught in various schools since training as a teacher. I trained to be a teacher because my children found it hard to learn to read, before that I had a career as an accountant (a lot less playdough!). Have a good summer and see you soon.



 I am excited to welcome you all to Class Oaks in September. It was becoming a mum to my two (now grown up!) boys that inspired a career in teaching. Before becoming a teacher, for 16 years I worked as a higher-level teaching assistant; in Early Years and Key Stage 1 settings. Prior to that I was a Playgroup Leader and very much involved with the Pre-School learning Alliance. I am very creative and use this to inspire children to learn through their own creativity. I believe in encouraging a ‘Growth Mind-set’ to enable children to become the very best they can be!






Hello everyone, I am looking forward to meeting you all in September.This is my second year with Malton Community Primary School and previously Iused to work in reception at Pickering Infants, so am glad to be back with this year group. My husband and son love fishing, so we do lots together and go away in our caravan. Have a wonderful summer and I look forward to hearing all about your adventures.


A Day in Class Oaks

When you arrive at school, between 8.45 and 9am, you will come in from the Reception Outdoor Area. A member of our team will be there to greet you.

To keep everyone safe, grown-ups will not be able come into the classroom with you. Don’t worry, we will take great care of you and help you settle in. We will show you where to hang up your coat and wash your hands, and where the toilets are.

When everyone has arrived, your teacher will take a registrar to check who is in the class. You will have lots of chances to get to know other children and make friends. You will also find out how to use all the resources that help you to learn. Sometimes you will learn through play and discovering, and sometimes your teacher will teach you new ideas. You will have lots of opportunities to play and learn outside too. Your day will be lots of fun!

The first half term will focus on learning how to be in the classroom with each other, sharing who we are and looking at the world around us. We will look at the season and the changes Autumn brings and some of the ways some people celebrate at this time of year. We will look at where we live and hope to go for a local walk and explore our area.


  • Listen and follow what your teachers say.
  • Try your best.
  • Enjoy yourself!

Snack time

Please bring your own (named) bottle of water to drink at snack time. We will send this home every day to be washed. We have deliveries of lots of different fruit and vegetables, so you do not need to bring a snack.


You will go out to play with your class in our outdoor area. Make sure you bring a named waterproof coat and outdoor footwear.


At lunchtime, you will line up, smartly, ready to have your lunch in the school hall. Your teachers will take you in and there are Midday Supervisory Assistants to help you too.

Home Time

At home time you will get your water bottle, any of your clothes you have used, change your shoes and put on your coat.   Then you will wash your hands ready to leave the building.

What do I wear?

You will wear a labelled school uniform including indoor shoes (black pumps) and waterproof outdoor shoes. You have been given a list of school uniform (please ask if you need a copy). If you think you may need a change of clothes (in case of accidents) please put this in a named (good quality) plastic bag.

Please put your PE kit in a named strong drawstring bag.

Please also send something that just you wear for any messy activities such as painting, preferably a sleeved, wipe clean top or an old, overlarge top that can also be kept in its own bag. It is very important that everything has your name on it.

Our September Bubble

From September Reception and Year 1 will be in a bubble together. This means that although they have their own classrooms we will be sharing the outdoor area together for learning and play.

  1. Thank You!

We are really looking forward to the September term and meeting you. Please email the class teachers with any other queries you have:

Ms Debney r.debney@maltonprimary.org

Mrs Loseby k.loseby@maltonprimary.org

Covid Information

Thank you for reading this. We want to give your child a happy start in our School. We do not know what effect the Coronavirus Virus will have on schools in September however, we will be following Government guidelines to keep everyone safe. This is what we currently think School will look like in September, however it may change! We will let you know as soon as we know.

The Government has said everyone must come back to School in September. We do not know exactly how that will look or be arranged. It may be that everyone is in year group bubbles and so Reception children will not mix in the playground or in the building with children from other years.

All the adults will work hard to keep everything clean, to keep everyone safe.

Please endeavour to wear clean clothes every day.

You will be asked to wash your hands more often. we will ask you to wash your hands and sanitise them every time we go in and out of the building.

If your child ever shows any Corona virus symptoms, please do not bring them into School: notify the office that they will be absent. Should your child ever show any symptoms in School we will contact you immediately to collect them.

In school it is important to remember to:

Cough into your elbow.

Try not to touch your face or mouth with your hands.

  • Put your tissues in our special bins.





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Wednesday, 28 October 2020