****Parent information. School is operating a staggered start due to Covid. Reception, Y2, Y4 and Y6 start at 8.40 and finish at 3.15. Y1, Y3 and Y5 start at 8.55 and finish at 3.30. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.****
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Reception 1 Miss Curbishley

Hello and welcome to Reception 1's page!

Hello everybody,


We hope you enjoyed the Play and Stay sessions as much as we did... we loved meeting everyone and it was a lovely opportunity for you and your child to explore their new classroom! 

Mrs Dixon and I are extremely excited to get to know your child even more over the coming months and we would love to share these experiences with you. So, keep an eye on our web page for new photos and updates over the coming weeks whilst the children settle in.


We understand that you may feel worried or have questions you may want to ask. Please do not hesitate to get in touch at


Miss Curbishley & Mrs Dixon x 





Our YouTube Channel - Firs Primary EYFS


All of our videos are now available on our YouTube channel. You can search 'Firs Primary EYFS' or click this link to find them.


Keep checking it for new videos smiley

Our Classroom


Below are some pictures of our classroom. Why not look through them with your child and you can ask them about what they do in each area. 


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Phonics - How to say the sounds

This video shows you how to say the 44 sounds that children learn in Reception. It also explains some of the language that the children will use when learning phonics.

How to say the sounds just like us!


The order of the sounds in the video are as follows...


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Parents Guide to the Early Years

Reception Home Learning


I have put together a list of websites, videos and social media accounts that you may find useful.


  • Bug Club - it is extremely important to continue reading daily with your children.


  • Phonics Play. There are games to choose from. Phase 2, 3 and 4 will be suitable for Reception. username:march20 password:home


  • YouTube videos to watch are Phonics – Tricky Words 2 Phonics – Tricky Words 3 ABC Rap Maths – Counting Back Maths – Adding Maths – 3D Shapes


  • CBeeBies have some great programs which will help children learn in a fun way Science and Investigation Phonics and Reading Being Creative with junk Geography and new places


  • YouTube has many Just Dance and Cosmic Kids videos which is a fun way to keep your children moving.


  • Topmarks website has lots of fun games to play to help number recognition, number ordering, measure, counting etc. Don’t forget to ask your child “How do you know that?” this will help them to use their maths knowledge in a different way.


  • Abcdoes has some fantastic ideas on how keep your children engaged and learning whilst at home. All of the ideas have come from Early Years staff and should be able to be done with things around the home.


  • Follow pages on Facebook and Instagram as these will give you more ideas…Play Hooray, Five Minute Mum, ABCDoes.


  • Follow ‘tuff tray ideas’ on Facebook for inspiration on different fun and exciting set ups. Please can we stress it does not have to be set up in a tuff tray. A kitchen tray will suffice or just the floor if it is not messy.



Go-To Art Activities

Here are a range of fun Art activities that you can try out at home! 

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