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Starting Reception September 2021

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.



Welcome to Elfrida!  We are very pleased to welcome that you and your child in September 2021 and can't wait to see you again.


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



Meet the Reception team


Mrs Waring - Phase Leader


Acacia Class:


Mrs Gee - Class Teacher




Walnut Class:


Miss Farkas - 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 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!     

Baseline Assessment

From September 2021 all children entering Reception will be 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 Early Years gate opens at 8.45am, and this is on Playgreen Way.


Children are met here by their teacher and will be encouraged to come into school by themselves, saying goodbye to their adult.


Self register, phonics 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.



















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!