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At Springfield, we understand that starting school is an important and exciting step in every child’s life. We work hard to ensure that children and their families settle into school life as quickly as possible and can start enjoying the process of making new friends and learning new skills.

Communication with parents and carers is an important part of the settling in process and you will be encouraged to use Tapestry, our online learning journal, to find out and share information about your child. You will also be invited in to meet your child’s class teacher during the first half term and will receive regular feedback via their Springfield home communication book, which each child brings home each day.

In Reception, your child will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. This sets the standards for the learning, development and care of your child.

Your child’s learning in Reception will be organised into three main areas of development:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal and Social Development

And four specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Play will form an important part of your child’s time in Reception, with much of the learning being introduced through structured play and some adult-led activities. As the year progresses, the learning will become a little more formal in preparation for Year 1.

During Reception, your child will be taught to read using Phonics, an approach to reading that focuses on building words using sounds. At this age, your child will also be introduced to numbers, counting and some simple sums.

You can find out more about our Phonics programme, Read Write Inc. by looking at this RWI PowerPoint presentation which will also show you how you can support your child’s learning at home.

We are looking forward to our new topic Under the Sea. I wonder what we will discover as we dive into our seas and oceans? We look forward to setting sail on our new learning.

Writing Workshop

We were pleased so many parents and carers could attend our Writing Workshop for Reception this week. 

Please find the PowerPoint that was used during the workshop below. It has lots of ideas for you to support your child with gross and fine motor activities.

We would love to see what you get up to, so please remember to share these on Tapestry.

Welcome to our new children

In Early Years, we use a topic-based approach that is designed to inspire curiosity and a love of learning that will prepare them for the rest of their journey through school.

All the children have enjoyed their first week in school and have settled in well. They have enjoyed the early years environment, we call this ‘busy bee time’ as well as enjoying a fruit snack and lunch. We can’t wait to have a special visitor next week. watch this space!

Take a look at what we’re learning about this term and the activities your child will be taking part in.

Contact Us
Springfield Infant School and Nursery
Sackville Road, Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 8BQ,
t: 01903 219243