Reception new intake 2021 information

Starting School

We are delighted that your child will be starting their school journey at St Barnabas School.

We look forward to receiving your completed questionnaires, it really helps us to begin to build a picture of your child before they start with us.  We will be in touch with nurseries and pre-school’s to provide us with further information about what they enjoy and any extra needs or support they may require. 

If you are able to take walks in the park near to the school to show your child where they will be coming it will help them to start to become familiar with the school.


Transition into Reception Plan

Transition Day - Monday 5th July -  NO LONGER GOING AHEAD

Below are some video clips to share with your child such as the special welcome message and story times from your new teacher(s). 

Welcome to Reception booklet

50 things to do with your child before they start school

Welcome to Hedgehog Class


Welcome to Owl Class


As we have been unable to have our new parents Curriculum evening this year we have uploaded some video clips to explain much of what we would have told you during the meeting.  We hope  they are informative but if you have any questions please ask your child's teacher at the end of the day.   

Your child's daily routine

The Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS)Curriculum

How we teach Mathematics

We use the Read, Write Inc phonics program to teach phonics - please follow this link to find out how to say the pure sounds to help support your child's home learning of phonics  

Storytime with Mrs Minter, Hedgehog class teacher

Storytime with Miss Alex,  Owl class teacher