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Greenleaf Primary School

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Reception from September 2020


Welcome to Greenleaf's Reception page. We are delighted that you will be joining Greenleaf in September ! We are looking forward to working with you and your child on this amazing journey into school.

In the current circumstances, your introduction to Greenleaf will be a little different this year.  As part of this, you will be receiving documents in the post. Please fill in all the forms enclosed and return to us as instructed in the letter. 

Keep visiting this page regularly for updates, photos, videos and more. They will all help with learning about Reception and getting your child ready for coming to Greenleaf in September.



Summer Workshops

We would normally be holding a series of workshops for you to attend with your child in preparation for September. This year, we are currently not able to hold these workshops. Below are links to the information given at the workshops. We hope you find these useful. Keep checking this section , we will be adding more workshops throughout the summer term.

Storytelling Workshop

Book Sharing Workshop

Phonics Workshop

Handwriting Workshop

Maths Workshop

Powerpoint for new Reception parents - Some key information

Happy Talk


Listen and Learn

Physical Development


Here are some books all about starting school. Click on the titles to enjoy the book

Jellybean Goes to School.

Topsy and Tim Start School.

I am too Absolutely Small for School.

Do I Have to go to School?


Here is a short story that can help us to think about how we can be with our friends 'While We Can't Hug'



Meet the Staff

Book 1

Look inside this book to meet some of the adults that you will see at Greenleaf in September.

Just click on the cover and get ready to meet us!



How to Get to Your Class
Book 2

Learn about our main office, other entrances and the best way to get to your class.

Just click on the cover and start your journey!


 Your Summer Learning Journey Book

This is your very own book to keep at home during the summer holidays. You will be given one very soon. Make sure you add your picture at the front. You can fill it in with whatever you like! We would love to see it when you bring it in on your first day at school!






Here's a catchy song you can enjoy with your child. It will help them to learn their phonemes.

You can play it again and again. How many phonemes does your child remember? Do they remember the actions? Can they remember the phonemes with the volume turned off?

Youtube Jolly phonics.


CLICK HERE for a fun video which will help you pronounce Phonemes/sounds correctly.



Oxford Owls

This is an excellent website, where you can download free books for your child to read !You just need to login HAVE FUN!


There are also some great games online for you to try out:

Teach Your Monster To Read.

 Just enter your details to access games to help with Phonics and Tricky words.



Here are words from Word Wall 1 and 2.

You can use these slides as 'Flashcards'. These words are really important as they will help your child become an independent reader. HAVE FUN!



Online Maths Games.

These games are great for number recognition, adding and taking away.

Learning numbers to at least 20.

Here, you can find activities to take us beyond numbers to 10.


"Wow Moment" vouchers

During their time in Reception, we are sure there will be lots of moments when your child does something that makes you say "WOW". So, here are some vouchers for you to write these "WOW MOMENTS" on. Just print a voucher, write about the 'Wow Moment' and we will put it in your child's Journey Book. Alternatively, you can pick up a voucher from class whenever you like!

Wow Voucher



The Early Years Curriculum

Here is a summary of the principles behind the Early Years Curriculum. It is full of helpful ideas on how you can support your child at home. 

EYFS Parents Guide

'What to Expect When' Guide for Parents

Reception Curriculum Map


Early Learning Goals

These Early Learning Goals summarise the knowledge, skills and understanding that most children should have gained by the end of the Reception year:
Early Learning Goals


Exceeding Statements

These Exceeding Statements summarise the knowledge, skills and understanding that many children gain when they are working beyond the Early Learning Goals. At Greenleaf, we use these statements very closely with the Year 1 Curriculum to ensure children make maximum progress when working beyond the Early Learning Goals.

Exceeding Statements