Welcome to the class page of Reception and Year 1.

Visit to St Mary Crowned Church

20th January 2023

Ready for School

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new Reception children in September.

In the Pentecost (Summer) term, before your child starts with us, we invite parents and children into school for visits. We will contact you with details of the arrangements.

You may wish to use online educational resources, which you can find below.

If you have any questions about your child starting school then please do get in touch by telephone 01457 854473 or email

If you have not yet made an application for your child to start in Reception class in September then please see the Admissions page – it’s not too late!

Books about Starting School
Oxford Owl suggested booklist
With libraries and bookshops closed at the minute you may wish to ‘read’ the books through these YouTube videos.

Starting School by Janet Ahlberg and Allan Ahlberg

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School by Ian Whybrow & Adrian Reynolds

My First Day At School BBC bitesize

Preparation for the first day –
Help prepare your child for school, with practical tips on getting into a new routine, and preparing yourself to let go of your little one on that first day.

Starting Primary School Tips from Family Lives

10 keys to unlocking school readiness
The 10 keys have been identified by Derbyshire parents, carers and professionals. These will help everyone understand what children developing typically for their age should be able to do by the time they start in reception class.

Ready for school leaflet
Working together to be ready for school
Useful worksheets based on the ’10 Keys’ to aid in making sure your child is ready for school life
Ready for school tips for parents
Help your children be ready for school by developing their communication, language, social and emotional skills as well as their physical development.
BBC Bitesize – Starting Primary School

Tapestry Learning Journal

The links contained within the Home Learning Zone are provided in good faith. Most are from tried and tested educational companies. Please be aware there are some links to YouTube videos and websites that use advertisements.

Parents and carers are encouraged to closely monitor and limit their child’s online activity.


Our Class Teachers & Support Staff

Miss C Osborne

Mrs E Fletcher

Ms J Howard

Mrs C Jones