EYFS New Starters - September 2021

Welcome to Christ Church CE Primary School and to our new children starting in Nursery and Reception this year.

Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a happy and stimulating place for your child to learn and play. We hope that your child will be very happy here.

Reception is taught by Mrs Johnson (who many of you will previously know as Miss Gardner) who is also the EYFS Leader and Phonics Leader. Our class is supported by our fabulous Teaching Assistant, Miss Abdi.

Nursery children attend school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday all day and the class is taught by Miss Dalziel and supported by our other fabulous Teaching Assistant, Mrs Ali.

You should have received a Welcome Pack in the post containing important information about your child’s start date for September, the times of the day and what they will need to bring to school.

On their first day please ensure that they are wearing the correct school uniform, including black school shoes (no laces or trainers) and bring a water bottle to school, all clearly marked with their name. You child will be given their first Book Bag and Reading Diary (Reception only) on their first day.

Please take the time to look at the information on this page to prepare your child for starting school in September.

Related Documents

Welcome Videos


Reception Class message from Mrs Johnson.


Nursery Class welcome message from Miss Dalziel.

Home Visits

We will be conducting our Home Visits very differently this year due to the Coronavirus restrictions.

Reception families who have not attended our Nursery setting will be contacted by telephone during the Summer Term and we will invite our new children and families into school in a small group on the first day for a timed session. This will be a lovely opportunity for us to meet you as a family and for you to talk to us about your child. It will give the children a chance to see their new classroom and spend some time in the EYFS environment. These meetings will take place outdoors to adhere to the guidance we have been given from the government as at this time parents are not allowed into the school building.

Nursery families will be invited to an outdoor meeting with Miss Dalziel, the Nursery Teacher, during the first week of term so that she can meet the children and families individually before they start in Nursery. You will receive a Welcome Pack in the post with the time of your Meet the Teacher slot.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at school and ask to speak to Mrs Johnson (EYFS Leader and Reception Teacher) or Miss Dalziel (Nursery Teacher).