Greenfield Primary School

Greenfield Primary School

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New Reception Parent Information 2020

New Reception Parent Information 2020


We are delighted that you and your child are joining Greenfield Primary School this coming September.  On behalf of the Staff, Governors, children and parents, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school community.  We hope that the information on this page will answer many of the questions you have about your child starting school with us in September and assure you that we will write to you in the coming weeks with further details about your child's induction. 


Letter for new Reception Parents April 2020

School Prospectus 

Key Information for children Starting School 

Induction Meeting Slides

Transition Booklet

School Uniform 



If you child does not attend our school nursery, we will be talking to pre-school and nursery settings, as we always do, to find out where your child is in their learning. We will also be talking to you directly to find out about your child's preferences; things they particularly enjoy, find difficult etc. These conversations usually take place during our Induction Meeting or school visits in June and July, or a home visit in early September.  However, if these are not possible, due to the current situation, we will think creatively to ensure that we receive all of the information we need about your child.

The links below have some useful resources to support with transition.

Starting Primary School -  The BBC have put together some articles, videos and resources to support you and your child with starting primary school.

Planning for transition when schools are currently closed - A useful article with some tips to support your child's transition from nursery or preschool to Reception.



Within the Reception Class or Foundation Stage 2, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Guidance and Curriculum.  This sets out the learning and development for all children from birth to five years. 

There are seven areas of learning.

Three Prime areas, which are particularly important during the first 3 years, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language.

Four Specific areas, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. 

These seven areas are divided into seventeen aspects, and six age bands which overlap. This is because every child is different and children do not grow and develop at the same rate. 

For further information about the EYFS please use this Parents Guide. 


Sharing your child's learning with you 

Within the EYFS children learn and develop through playing, exploring, being active and creative.  As part of the EYFS curriculum your child will be observed when they are planning across all areas in school. These observations are recorded using an app on our school i-Pads, usually with with a photograph or video to evidence the observation. All observations are linked to the EYFS objectives and help to evidence and track your child’s progress. The observations allow staff to plan and prepare activities and resources that interest the children and meet their next steps in learning. The observations also create an online learning journey which you will have access to via the Early Essence school website. We will provide you with a unique username and password to allow you to log in and view your child’s learning journey.


Breakfast Club 

We offer a breakfast club in school each morning, this is run by school staff. For further information please visit our Breakfast Club page. 


2020 - 2021 Term Dates

These are our term dates, however we can't confirm these until we've had received further guidance from the DfE as to when schools will open fully. 

Please note that these calendars do not show the five statutory Inset days that Greenfield School will have. On Inset days, school is closed to children for staff training. 


Monday 1st September until Friday 23rd October - Autumn Term 1

Monday 26th October until Friday 30th October - Half-Term Holiday

Monday 2nd November until Friday 18th December - Autumn Term 2

Monday 21st December until Friday 1st January - Christmas Holidays 

Monday 4th January until Friday 12th February - Spring Term 1

Monday 15th February until Friday 19th February - Half-Term Holiday 

Monday 22nd February until Friday 26th March - Spring Term 2

Monday 29th March until Friday 9th April - Easter Holidays 

Monday 12th April until Friday 28th May - Summer Term 1

Monday 2nd May - Bank Holiday

Monday 31st May until Friday 4th June - Half-Term Holiday

Monday 7th June until Tuesday 20th July - Summer Term 2

Wednesday 21st July until Tuesday 31st August - Summer Holidays 

Barnsley School Calendar 


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