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Elfrida Primary School

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Starting Elfrida Reception September 2024

If you have been offered a place for your child for Reception beginning in September 2024 please decide if you want the place as soon as possible an accept it online. 


Elfrida School will be contacting parents / carers with information regarding stay and play dates for new children and sending paperwork that must be completed in the near future.





Welcome to Elfrida!  We are very pleased to welcome you and your child in September 2024.


This page contains all of the information that you need to help prepare yourself and your child for starting with us. 



Please check your welcome letter

Important dates for your diary

Wednesday 5th June 3.45 - 4.45 - Parents meeting for all with the headteacher

Wednesday 19th June 9.15 - 10.15 /  1.30 - 2.30 - Stay and Play sessions (by invitation)

Wednesday 1st July 9.15 - 10.15 /  1.30 - 2.30 - Stay and Play sessions (by invitation)

Please take some time to read through our EYFS Policy.

Reception Virtual Tour

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You can use the video above to watch with your child before they start in Reception at Elfrida. You can see the classrooms, outdoor area, dining hall and hear from some of the current Reception children themselves! It can be used as a good opportunity to become familiar with the environment and as a starting point to speak to your child about coming to a new class and a new school.

Meet the Reception team


Mrs Waring - Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Phase Leader




Mrs Gee - Class Teacher




                          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 development within the 7 areas of learning. 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!     

Baseline Assessment

All children who enter Reception are required to complete a baseline assessment.


We will send more information home to parents regarding the Baseline Assessment nearer to the time of the children completing it.

 Our Day 


The gates open at 8.45am, and all children are expected to be in school by 9am.


Children are met by their teacher or member of support staff and will be encouraged to come into class by themselves, saying goodbye to their adult.


The day consists of a range of activities such as, phonics maths, literacy and child initiated learning indoors and outdoors.


Lunchtime for Reception is from 12pm-1.00pm and this will be in the dinner hall.


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.








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Some book suggestions to read before or whilst you are in Reception - there are lots more, these are just some of our favourites! 



You can phone the school on 0208 698 5755 or email


We look forward to you starting soon!