Primary applications are open and they are made online via the website address you can see below on the Lewisham leaflet. Nothing is decided directly by the school, you must apply to Lewisham Council. The closing date is the 15th January 2021.
Welcome to Elfrida! We are glad that you and your child might be joining us in September 2021 and can't wait to meet you.
This page will contain all of the information that you should need to help prepare yourself and your child to start with us. We will add information to this page throughout the year, so please do check back regularly.
Meet the Reception team
Mrs Waring - Phase Leader
Mrs Gee and Ms Mehmet
Miss F and Mrs Hamilton
The Early Years Curriculum
Within the Early Years, here at Elfrida we want the children to be happy, engaged, confident, independent, curious, resilient and creative learners!
The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and they are encouraged to explore their own interests and take an independent approach to their learning within the 7 areas of development. They learn through play based activities alongside short directed teaching activities and group work.
The adults working with the children are frequently engaging in high quality interactions and constantly observe and assess each child to build up an individual profile of learning.
The outdoor area is just as important as the indoor area and the children have access to it on a daily basis, whatever the weather!
The Reception gate opens at 8.45am.
Children are met at the Reception outdoor area by their teacher.
Self register, phonics and child initiated learning indoors and outdoors.
Lunchtime for Reception is from 12pm-1.00pm.
Reception also have PE in the main hall on certain days.
Our day finishes at 3.15pm Monday to Thursday and 2.15pm on a Friday.
Getting prepared for school!
Children should wear long or short grey trousers or a skirt or pinafore with a white shirt or polo shirt.
They need to wear a burgundy jumper, cardigan or fleece. When the weather is hot, children can also wear burgundy or red gingham dresses.
Please label everything with your child’s name!
We strongly recommend velcro fasteners not laces!
All school uniform can be bought from local supermarkets and high street retailers.
School uniform with the school logo on can be purchased in the following way
Order online at https://myclothing.com/
Simply enter 'Elfrida' or SE6 3EN' into the box to access Elfrida's uniform.
SWEATSHIRT £9.50 BOOK BAG £5.50
CARDIGAN £9.50 RUCKSACK £8.50
REVERSIBLE FLEECE JACKET £16.50 GYM BAG £5.50
You can also buy in person from Whitehall Clothiers – 244 Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6JU.
Reading in Reception
Reading is important to us all in the Early Years. We love books and we hope that the children will love reading books when they are in Reception too!
The children will practise phonics on a daily basis and will be taught the skills and processes needed to give them the confidence to be independent readers.
We have lots of different books for the children to read when they are in Reception - staged books, story books, information books, all types of books so that whatever your child is interested in they will find books linked to their interests!
Help your child love books by sharing stories with them at home and supporting them in learning letter sounds and practising blending sounds to read words!!
You can phone the school on 0208 698 5755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to meet you soon!