Prep Reception


Hi! Welcome to Prep Reception.

I am very excited to be teaching Prep Reception this year. I joined St Christopher’s 6 years ago where I started teaching in the Nursery. Alongside this role I have been teaching both Music and French to the Lower School and Prep 2.  I was given the Head of Nursery role last year since when I have enjoyed developing the new outdoor Early years provision. It has been wonderful to have this fabulous extra learning space, and a delight to see the children enhancing their learning and challenging their own ideas in a safe and secure space.

Last term I was delighted to be offered the role of Head of Early Years. I am really compassionate about how the younger children learn and watching them flourish and become confident and independent is wonderful. I am sure this year we will have many exciting adventures together!

A few helpful notes about the school week.

Arrival and Departure

Please drop the children at the gate at 8.30 and collect at 3.25 from the Lower School gate. I will be there to welcome them and bring them back to you. Please ensure you stick to these times to allow others to come and go in their allocated slots and allow things to run smoothly.

Fruit & Drinks

Please ensure that your child has a piece of fruit in school for their fruit time, no fruit winders or yogurt coated raisins please. We are a water only school, no squash or juices please.


I will try to hear your child read every day and will communicate with you via their reading log. This book is a wonderful way to communicate with each other. It is not just about reading. If there are any worries you may have affecting you child, then please leave a message.

Games kit

Needs to be brought to school on a Monday and taken home on Friday for washing. Please could you make sure everything is named so if anything gets lost it can easily be found!

Fridays – Show and Tell

On a Friday afternoon we have Show and Tell. A highlight in the children’s week! The children will have the chance to bring in a favourite toy or something special that they have made or achieved to show and talk about with the rest of the class. Please could you ensure that they have it in their bags on Friday morning to avoid any disappointment.

After School Club

We offer till 5pm Monday to Thursday. Please let me know either via the office or a note in the reading log if your child will be staying on.


Please provide your child with a pencil case. Aside from a pencil and some colouring crayons it would be useful to have the following;




Glue stick

I am really looking forward to having a positive impact on the children’s growth and excited about all the new discoveries we shall have this next year together.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate in contacting me via the office or by email.

Best Wishes

Lucy Jones

Prep Reception Form Tutor.