Hello to all of my future Reception friends! My name is Sam Harding and I am very excited to say that I will be your teacher next year.

I hope that you are all as excited as I am about playing and learning together, and guess what? I am new to the school too! I have been a Reception teacher for nearly five years, so don't worry… I know how to play and have fun. We can help each other explore our new learning environment as we get to know each other and start our brand new learning journey together.

I can promise you that this is going to be the best year ever. I can't wait to hear all about your favourite characters and the games you like to play. The best part of starting in Reception is sharing all of your interests with your new friends and teachers, the fun just grows and grows!

I'm really looking forward to teaching in a Music federation, as I myself play guitar and sing. You will have to tell me what your favourite song is and we can sing it together in our classroom!

Get some sleep before your first day, and don't you worry. You're in safe hands (that goes for parents too!)

Sam Harding.