New Starters - Reception

Welcome to Boundary Primary School

Hello and welcome to the Reception and Early Years New Starter page – we are very happy to welcome you and your child and we are thrilled that you have chosen Boundary as your child’s learning family.  Here you will find all the information you need to prepare your child for starting school

Meet the Reception Team

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Mrs Farley
Mrs Clark
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Miss Valiant
Teaching Assistant
Miss Walton
Teaching Assistant
Mrs McAllister
Teaching Assistant

The Early Years Curriculum is made up of different areas of learning. For children to successfully learn they need to be able to: listen to and take into account what others are saying, have good communication skills, be able to get along with others, take turns and share resources, have good physical skills that support the development of writing and display a positive attitude to learning.

How can you help you child?

  • Reading books together encouraging them to talk about and join in with familiar stories.
  • Sing songs and Nursery rhymes
  • Talk to your children about their experiences, thoughts and ideas. For example what have they been doing at Nursery or when visiting a family member or friends house.
  • Provide a variety of pens and paper for your child to make marks with.
  • Encourage your child to recognise and write their name.
  • Sing counting rhymes and songs
  • Look and recognise numbers around them – on buses, house numbers, number plates on cars, prices of food items in the shops.
  • Talk about shapes around them and the size of objects and items.
  • Count objects in the home and when out and about.

Please support your child’s independence by ensuring they can do most or all of these things

  • Dress and undress themselves
  • Go to the toilet by themselves, flush the toilet and wash their hands
  • Blow their own nose
  • Tidy up after themselves
  • Ask for help if they need it
  • Use a knife and fork
  • Put on and fasten their coats
  • Put their own shoes and socks on

The classroom environment is split into different areas of learning, which the children can access during continuous provision. These areas include creative, role-play, reading, writing, construction, maths, sand, water and play dough. We also have a fantastic outdoor garden with a mud kitchen, planting area, music wall, mud patch, slide and access to sand, water and imaginative play. The areas are enhanced weekly with a range of learning activities, which follow the interests of the children. The children can then access these areas independently, in small groups and with an adult.

Useful Links

Phonics Play

Early Years Reading, Phonics and Maths games

Games, stories and songs 

Counting and number songs

BBC Bitesize

Contact Us

Boundary Primary School

Dinmore Ave, Blackpool FY3 7RW

School Office

01253 287250:

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