Reception (Rosen) 2023 - 2024

Mr Parsonage

Welcome to Reception! 

Welcome to the Rosen class page! Here you will find useful information.

Our Reception children have made a fantastic start to school life and we are excited for all the learning adventures we are going to have this year!

Mr Parsonage is our teacher. Miss Rigby, Mrs Chorlton and Mrs Simmonds are our teaching assistants. 

Important information: 


In Reception, the children are provided with a healthy snack each day. They can choose from a range of different fruit. The children have access to water throughout the day. Where possible, please send your child to school with a named water bottle. These should be taken home at the end of each day for washing.

Learning Journeys:

We will be capturing moments from your child's learning journey throughout the year with notes, videos and photographs (using an iPad). However, we appreciate that a lot of learning also takes place out of school. These wow moments can be uploaded and shared with your child’s teachers via Tapestry. 


The children will have daily reading lessons, along with their daily phonics sessions, to develop their decoding and fluency skills as they become reader. This will mean that your child will not bring home a reading book to practice reading to you, until they have finished the relevant learning in school (this usually takes around 3-5 days).  They will, however, be bringing home a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book to share with you.  We now have a wide range of non-fiction, poetry, picture, and chapter books for the children to select from.  These quality texts are to foster a love of reading and the children are encouraged to select from a range of titles to help develop their vocabulary and comprehension.  These books are not for the children to read independently, as they could be beyond their reading capabilities at present.  These are for you to read together and to enjoy. Once the children are ready to bring home their Read Write Inc book, they should be able to read the book confidently to you: accurately, fluently and with expression.  They will also bring home a ‘Bookbag Book’, which is an unfamiliar book, but very similar to the Read Write Inc book they have been reading in class.  This gives the children an opportunity to practice what they have learnt in a different context. Going forward, the children will change the Read Write Inc books and Bookbag books with their teacher during a reading lesson.  All reading, whether shared or phonics (Read, Write Inc) should be recorded in your child’s reading diary. Please remember home reading does not only include school reading books - encouraging children to read a selection of different text types, including comics, magazines, leaflets, non-fiction books will help to develop breadth and variety in their reading.

Our Reception PE day is Wednesday. Your child should come to school wearing their PE kit. Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Forest School:

Our Reception Forest school day is Friday. Your child should come to school wearing suitable outdoor clothing (wellies, coats and old clothes). Please ensure that all items are clearly labelled with your child's name. 

Jewellery should not be worn in school. This is especially important for PE.
Please ensure that if your child has long hair it is tied back for PE. 

House Groups:
We have a `house' group system in school. These are named after trees and are also colours:

Ash - red    Beech - yellow   Oak - green   Rowan – blue

Your child’s house group colour can be found on the name label of their blue book bag.

If you have any questions or queries at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch, (TParsonage@TarvinPrimary.School) Alternatively, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office (


Mr Parsonage, Miss Rigby, Mrs Simmonds and Mrs Chorlton

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