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Hatcham Temple Grove

Reception Starters 2021

Our Newest Haberdashers!


We are very pleased and excited that you will be joining us in September. The information on this page should help you to better familiarise yourself with the school prior to starting. We have a video message from your teachers, Miss Drobinski and Mrs Dibb, and a survey for you to complete so that we can get to know you better. 


We're really looking forward to seeing you all in September!


If you have any questions please get in touch: htgfsreception@haaf.org.uk


You can also take a look at our Twitter feed to see what we've been up to recently:




 Meet your teachers, Mrs Dibb and Miss Drobinski...


If your child is feeling a little anxious and you would like a short booklet outlining some key features of what to expect when you first enter the school, click here (print it double-sided flipped on short edges).

Dates for your Diary


Monday 24th May: Reception Class Preferences Survey & New Reception Parent Survey to both be completed


Tuesday 25th May @ 6pm: Parent meeting for all new Reception parents via Microsoft Teams


Second week of June: Information about your child's teacher, class name & house colour. 


1st - 9th July: Meet you teacher meetings (10 minutes) via Microsoft Teams.


Key Things to Remember


There is a lot of information to take in when your child starts school, but here are a few key things to get you started.



Keeping track of clothes and belongings

All clothes and PE kit should be labelled

The PE kit bag should be labelled on the outside



Things to bring everyday

A water bottle

Your book bag




Please follow the uniform policy link to our uniform page

Hats and scarves (please label these too!) need to be inline with the school uniform - black/grey/navy colours only

Please bring a spare change of clothes (also labelled) in a labelled bag (these clothes stay in school in case of an 'accident')



Home Learning

Reading books given out by the class teacher should be kept in the book bag everyday.

Home learning activities are sent out on Fridays and need to be handed in on Wednesdays.

Homework should be completed in pencil.




For some extra ideas about how to prepare for school, have a look at the different steps on this tracker.





New Parents Survey: So that we can get to know you and your child better, could you please complete the following survey. If you would like to discuss any of the questions or have any additional information that you would like to share with us, please leave us a message at the end.

New Parents Survey 


 Class Preferences Survey: We have created an opportunity for you as parents to identify three friends who you are aware are also coming to the Free School, who you think your child would benefit from being in a class with. Please do not worry if your child does not know anyone starting at HTGFS in September. The structure of our reception classes allows children to work and play with all the new starters.


Class Preferences Survey 


Important questions you may have


We understand that you might still have questions about your child starting in Reception.


Click here for answers to frequently asked questions. 

Any further questions

If you have any further queries about your child starting at HTGFS in September, please email HTGFS Reception: htgfsreceptions@haaf.org.uk for general enquiries or Miss Drobinski: m.drobinski@haaf.org.uk for any Reception specific queries. 


A short video to show you what to expect when you start school...



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