Starting Reception 2021

We are delighted that you and your child are joining Tarporley CE Primary School this coming September. We want our children to experience a smooth transition from one setting to the next, so that pace and quality of learning are maintained to ensure that children continue to make good progress. We recognise that starting school is a big step for every child and aim to make sure every child is prepared for the big day.

We hope that the information on this page will answer many of that questions that you have about your child starting school with us in September and can't wait to meet you all soon. 

You can also follow us on Twitter (@TarporleyCE) for whole school updates or just to see what we are all up to at the moment!

Term Dates

These are our current term dates for 2020/2021 however school INSET days are yet to be arranged (there are five over the year):


We will be talking to pre-school and nursery settings 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 within the context of visits to school in July but we will also be setting up an email for you to contact school directly if needed. More information regarding this will be in your initial welcome pack and letter. 

The link below has some useful resources to support with transition:

Treehouse (Breakfast and After School Club)

Our breakfast club and after school club operate from Monday - Friday from 7:45am until 8:45am and 3:20pm until 6pm during term time.

To find out more information about Treehouse and/or to book wrap around care visit the link below:

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

The Early Years is all about your child learning through play. Your child will spend most of their day in school accessing the continuous provision and following their own interests both indoors and outdoors. The areas within the classroom will be set up by adults who have taken into account your child's interests and next steps. The children will access these areas with support and guidance from teaching staff.

During the day, your child will take part in some short adult led activities focused around Phonics and Maths. Although adult led, these will be fun and engaging sessions, planned with the children's interests and needs in mind.

There are ample opportunities throughout the year for outdoor play, as we believe this is vital for children's development.

Sharing your child's learning with you

At Tarporley CE we use an online learning journal called Tapestry to record your children's learning in Reception.

You will be given a username and password to access your child's journal once they start with us. This will allow you to see any photos and videos that have been taken of your child at school and read any observations that the EYFS team have made of them. You will also be invited to add to your child's journal as the year progresses.

Please see the link below for more information about Tapestry:

We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our school family and starting on our exciting school journey together.

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Tarporley CE Primary, Park Road, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0AN

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