Reception Elm Class 2019 - 2020

Mrs Murphy



Welcome to Elm Class

 A reminder of who the Reception team are:

Elm: Mrs Murphy (Class Teacher)

Oak: Mrs Porter and Mrs Buttery (Class Teachers)

Mrs Bell and Mr Biddle (Teaching Assistants)


Summer 1

The Reception team would like to welcome you back after the school holidays. 


This half-term we will be exploring the seaside, finding out what it is like there and what the seaside was like in the past.  We will be learning about what goes on at the beach and the creatures that can be found in and around the sea.  We will be reading the book 'One World' by Michael Foreman and learning about the problem of littering at the seaside, how our seas are becoming polluted, as well as the problem with plastics and the effect this is having on sealife.  We will be learning about how we can stay safe at the beach and who can help us if we get into trouble.  To enhance our topic, we will be visiting the lifeboat station in Hoylake on Thursday 9th May to learn about the amazing work done by the RNLI and how they can help us.  As part of the visit we will get to see and learn about the different types of lifeboat and meet a member of the crew who will share with us all about his role.  As part of the day, we will also visit the beach in Hoylake, where we will take part in different beach activities. 

A letter has already gone home about this trip and permission slips need to be returned to school ASAP, along with payment for the trip.  If for any reason you do not have a copy of this letter, please see a member of the EYFS team who will provide you with one!

Many thanks for your continued support with reading and homework. Just a reminder, that books are allocated on Bug Club each week for your child, in addition to the reading book that is sent home in your child's book bag.  Please make the most of this resource as it ensures there is plenty of opportunity for reading and allows for a greater variety.  Mathletics is also set for your child each week to consolidate what they have learnt in school. Please ensure that all clothing is named and water bottles only contain water.


Please continue to go on Bug Club and Mathletic to access books and maths activities at home too.  


  • Please make sure that all of your childs' things are named. This includes: lunch boxes, water bottles and PE bags as well as uniform and coats.
  • Oak & Elm will have PE on a Friday. Please make sure PE kits are in every week - they should be left in school during term time and will be sent home every half term for washing. Encourage the children to get themselves changed each morning and this will help them with the skills required in school.  
  • School meals are provided free of charge. Please remember to discuss meal options with your child before school so that they know what they are having for lunch.
  • There is the opportunity for the children to have milk at snack time.  Please book your child in at  

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Contact the School

Whitby Heath Primary School

Ellesmere Port,
CH65 6RJ

Main Contact: Mrs. Julie Le Feuvre (Acting Head Teacher)

Tel: 0151 355 1781

SEN Contact: Mrs. Victoria Marsland