Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Believe, enjoy, achieve.

Lowry Reception Class

Welcome to Lowry Reception Class.


We would like to welcome your child to their new class.  Our classes in Nursery and Reception are called Pollock (Nursery) and Lowry (Reception) after famous artists.

Our Reception teachers are Mrs Symes, Mrs Washington. Our Nursery Nurses in Reception are Miss Metcalf and Mrs Blenkin. We will also work closely with Mr McGuire in the outdoor area, Miss Parker for our cooking lessons and Mrs Baines and Mrs Knight.

In Nursery and Daycare we will work with Karen, Christine, Kylie, Emma W, Rachael, Amy M, Leanna, Caroline and Emma S. 



This term, we are learning about “All About Me” in our topic lessons. Your child will engage with resources which will help them to learn about themselves and their world. 

Key Information

 PE Days

Reception class have PE on Friday mornings. Your child will need a white T shirt, black shorts and either trainers or pumps on this day.  You are more than welcome to send a PE kit into school at the start of each half term and leave it on your child’s peg until the end of the half term if you wish.

Home Reading

It is vitally important that your child reads at home regularly and learns to love reading. We believe that this is essential for your child to understand and access all other subjects.  Please return book bags and home reading books daily for changing. 


Your child will receive homework on Friday and we would like it to be returned on Tuesday.

Water Bottles

We would encourage your child to bring a labelled water bottle to school, so that they can keep hydrated throughout the day.


We provide snack (croissant, toast or Fruit) for your child at the beginning of school at a cost of 20p per day. We will review this at half term once the children are settled.

School Messages


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We regularly post updates, reminders and photos of your child’s class and work on here.

School Jotter App

Download the School Jotter App onto your phone so that we can send you newsletters and messages digitally. Ask in the school office for further information.

Class Dojo

Ask your child about their class dojos. These are points awarded for good behaviour. Sign up for our parent app with a code from your class teacher, so that you can track your child’s dojo on line.