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New update 8.7.20

You should now have received an email from the school office detailing the arrangements for when your child joins us in September. We are very much looking forward to meeting your child and getting to know them. As your child will be in school on a part-time basis for the first three weeks of term, we will be able to help them to settle in, get to know their surroundings and make new friends whilst they are in a small group. This will be similar to the transition play sessions that we would have loved to be have been able to provide for them but were unable to due to the COVID19 situation. As we will be unable to welcome you into the Reception base with your child, we will send you photos of them having fun and making new friends via Tapestry (Online Learning Journal) so that you can feel reassured that they are happy and settled. Despite this strange situation, we will ensure that your child has a wonderful time with us and that you feel part of our school family despite the social distancing measures.  


A warm welcome to the parents/carers of our new 2020 intake

A very warm welcome to the parents/carers of our new intake for September 2020; thank you for choosing Chickerell Primary Academy to begin your child's learning journey. 


In light of the current COVID 19 situation, sadly we are unable to welcome you into school for a transition meeting and to welcome your child to join us for play sessions. This also means that we are currently unable to provide you with timings of the school day for September; please rest assured that we will keep you updated about this as soon as we are able to and when we receive further Government guidelines.


This must be an anxious time for you and your child, however we are here to support you and work together with you to ensure that your child has a smooth and happy transition to their first year at our lovely school. We will be contacting you to discuss your child and will be contacting their pre-schools and child minders to find out more about them and what they enjoy doing. 


Please could you email some information about your child to ? A photograph of them, maybe a picture they have drawn and some things that they would like us to know about them e.g. their favourite food and colour, their favourite toy or their pet's name. We can't wait to hear all about them and we can then send them a reply.


In September your child's teachers will be Mrs Llewellyn, Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Wait; we have added short videos to introduce ourselves to your child, we cannot wait to meet them in person!


We have added two Power Points for you to view, one which will introduce you to Chickerell Primary Academy and tell you about our wonderful Reception base and another which will show your child what the Reception base and outdoor learning area looks like. 


We hope you find the information here useful; we will continue to add new updates over the coming weeks which will help with your children's transition to school. The school office will contact you by email if there are any important updates that you need to be aware of. 


If you require any further information then please contact the school office on 01305 783876; we are always here to help and support you.


The Reception team 






Purchasing your child’s school uniform 


Dorset Embroidery and Printwear have reassured us that they have plenty of uniform

in stock and that you can contact them on their website or Facebook page to arrange an order. 

Contact details are:



Tel: 01305 750292




Hello from Mrs Llewellyn

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Hello from Mrs Mitchell

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Hello from Mrs Wait

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Hello from Miss Knight who will be teaching 1LK

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                                             smiley smiley Reception Year Group Page smileysmiley




Hello everyone,

We know that this may be a difficult time for some of you and your children; we are here to support you in any way we can.


We are looking forward to welcoming some of the children back to school and for those children who are not returning, we will post our weekly learning plan and follow-up activities onto Tapestry so that you can complete the activities at home with them. As we will now be working in school throughout the week, we will be checking and responding to Tapestry observations on Wednesdays when the school is closed and we will be working from home.  Please contact us through Tapestry if you need support with ANYTHING, we are here to help and guide you through this.  


Please remember to look after yourselves too! Be kind to yourselves, if your children are not ready for home learning one day then focus on doing what they love to do, enjoy your time with them, have lots of cuddles and then focus on some home learning on another day when they are ready for it. Most children love being read to, playing board games, playing I spy, playing outside on their bikes, skipping, running, baking, hunting for bugs etc and all of these things are fabulous learning opportunities in themselves.  


We cannot to wait to see all of the home learning, fun, playing, games and walks that your children have been enjoying with you. We really look forward to looking at their Tapestry observations! 


For those children who are not returning to school, we are going to miss them so much! Please send us little videos and messages via Tapestry so that we can keep in touch and feel closer. 


Take care of yourselves, look after yourselves and keep safe. 


With our very best wishes,

The Reception team



Please scroll down to click on our Parents/Carers guide to the Early Years Curriculum.



Meet the Reception Team

The Reception Team consists of:


Mrs. Llewellyn - Deputy Head Teacher, EYFS Leader, Class Teacher


Mrs. Mitchell- Class Teacher


Mrs Wait - Class Teacher


Mrs. Buckland - Teaching Assistant


Mrs Lamming - Intervention Teaching Assistant


Mrs Weeden - Teaching Assistant


Miss Heslop - Teaching Assistant


Mrs Gill - Teaching Assistant


Mrs Kershaw - Teaching Assistant




Hello from your new teacher-RKM

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Miss Arezoo is so excited to meet you all in Year One.

Check out our fabulous potions




Our Curriculum - A guide to its Intent, Implementation and Impact

What will your child learn this term? Have a look at our Topic Plan to find out more.

Our 30 years of the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of a Child celebration morning

We had such a fun morning celebrating 30 years of the UNCRC. We looked at:

Article 24- You have the right to medical care if you are poorly. We had first aid kits, bandages and plasters and helped to look after our friends.

Article 31- You have the right to play. We all played in the classroom with our friends.

Article 27- You have the right to be healthy. We did extra 'Fit for Learning' exercises and made delicious fruit kebabs for our snack.

Article 13- You have the right to be listened to. We had a lovely circle time where all of the children chose what they wanted to share with their group.

We all dressed in rainbow colours for the day and made a super rainbow out of ourselves. 

Our class charters