About Reception

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Along with our Nursery, Reception forms our Early Years Provision here at Burnside Primary School. In Early Years we keep detailed records of children’s achievements and progress through an electronic journal system called 'Evidence Me' We use frequent, systematic observation to ensure that children are happy, secure and progressing at the expected rate. Every child has their own electronic learning journal and some of these observations are shared with parents on a weekly basis. Both teachers and parents can add notes on their child’s learning throughout the foundation stage.

Children start in Reception in the September of the school year in which they reach the age of five.

We have a programme of induction for the Reception children. The children in our Nursery take part in a whole school transition week, before the Summer holidays. Children joining us from other settings are invited to join us too. The children meet their teacher and Reception team and become familiar with their classroom.

We want them to feel confident and enthusiastic and look forward to the new and exciting challenge of starting school.