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Welcome to Reception 

When we succeed in giving every child the best start in the early years, we give them what they need today. We also set them up with every chance of success tomorrow. 

Development Matters 2020

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Useful Websites:


The following websites are learning platforms which we think you might find useful to support your child’s learning and development in relation to the Early Learning Goals.


Phonics Play:

This website provides a variety of games that the children can play to revise the sounds they have already learnt. When you click on a game, you can choose the sounds you want them to practise.  We have sent out a dojo message to inform you of your child’s phonic ability.



This link will take you to a range of EYFS games which the children will enjoy.


Teach your monster to read (free website, paid APP)

For this website, your child will need to sign up to get their own username and password. Every time they sign in, they will continue through the reading levels.


Busy Things

This is an excellent site built around the seven areas of the Early Learning Goals. You can access a free seven day trial but you need to subscribe after this period. It is currently £1 a month.


Oxford Owl

This website allows children to read books online. It can be filtered to their book band level.


ICT games

This website provides excellent numeracy and literacy resources aimed at 4-5 year olds.


The British Council

A nice website with lots of child friendly songs and stories.


Information for Parents/Carers


The start of the school day

The Reception gates will open at 8.45am once the bell has rung to indicate the start of the school day and will close at 8.50am. Please encourage your child to come into school by themselves as it encourages independence and allows for a calmer start to the day. If there are no adults on the gate please take your child to the main entrance.


The end of the school day

At the end of the school day, the children will leave from the same gate as they entered.  We ask you kindly that you stand well back from the gate as it can be daunting for the children to see a sea of legs as they make their way to their parents/carers. For safety reasons, we will want to make eye contact with whoever is picking your child up before we let them make their way to you. We finish at 3.00pm.



Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on a Thursday (navy blue shorts, a white t-shirt and pumps). Your child’s earrings must be removed for PE due to health and safety regulations and we are not allowed to remove earrings.  Please ensure your child can take out their own earrings or that they do not wear them on a Thursday so they can take part in the lesson. Please could you ensure your child’s PE kit and uniform is clearly marked with their name so no items are misplaced.


Forest Schools

Please ensure your child brings in a water proof coat and wellies to be stored in the cloakroom for the year as the children will participate in forest schools at some point over this academic year.


Reading Books

Please ensure your child has their book and reading record in school every day so we can listen to them read and change their books. Please note we will only change their reading book if it has been signed by an adult. In our useful resources section at the bottom of this page you will find a booklet to support reading at home with tips and advice for parents and carers. 


High frequency words

At the end of the year, your child is expected to be able to read and spell a selection of high frequency words.  Please find these words below.



Please can you ensure your child has a waterproof coat and wellies in school every day as we like to learn outside, come rain or shine! We also participate in Forest School lessons and therefore these are essential. 



At Fairfield Road we really value communication with parents/carers. Staff are available at the start or end of the school day to speak with you.  We also use dojo for communication purposes. Please communicate any concerns or questions you may have and together we will find a solution. 

Long Term Plans
Medium Term Plan
Materials to support further learning at home