Reception/Derbyn Classes Penrhyn


Page updated: September 2023

School hours – 9am – 3pm

The Penrhyn Class is taught by Caroline Mailer-Davies.

Here is some useful information –

PE Days for Penrhyn on a Tuesday – children need to come to school in their PE kits – white t-shirt, black or navy shorts/joggers/leggings with pumps or trainers (velcro preferably to laces please)


See Saw

We will use the Seesaw platform within the department to start sharing updates and photos of your children.  If you have any problems accessing your child’s Seesaw class, please let the class teachers know so that they can help.


Our main topic for the term is Percy the Park keeper – looking at the changing season and wildlife in the park.  We will share what we are up to on Seesaw so that you can support your child further at home and join along in their learning journey.


Please ensure your child has a drink with them daily.


Please notify the school office before 9.30am if your child is absent from school.  Please notify us IMMEDIATELY if there is a change of address, telephone contact numbers or medical needs. We also need to know who is collecting your child from school and if there is ever a change of arrangements.  In the event of sickness/vomiting and diarrhoea please be sure that your child does not attend school again until 48 hours clear of the last episode of sickness and/or diarrhoea. Also, If you experience a problem with head lice please notify us at once. We would appreciate if you could keep your child at home until treated appropriately.

School Uniform: Please help us by labelling all items of clothing clearly with your child’s name. 

Medication: Our staff CAN NOT administer medication to children. If children are taking medication, parents should seriously consider whether their child is well enough to attend school. If parents feel children are well enough to attend but need medication, parents must bring the medication to school and administer it themselves.

Holidays: Leave of Absence Forms are available from the School Office. Please allow four weeks for the forms to be processed or alternatively email the school with your full request e.g. pupil name, class and dates


After playtime each day we have a drink and milk (or water if preferred) and a piece of fruit. The Early Years have a weekly fruit club at the cost of £1 and your child will receive a healthy fruit snack every day for that week. Please send the £1 into the classroom (in an envelope marked with your child’s name) every Monday. Alternatively, parents can pay for fruit in advance for the half term.