Monkey Class and Lion Class 

Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,

Welcome to your first year at Raglan school.  Our Foundation Stage team consists of:

  • Class Teachers: Miss Ezinwa, Mrs Ingrey and Ms Singh
  • Teaching Assistants:   Ms Nye and Mrs Bradshaw

We have create some information to share with your child to help them to prepare to start Reception.  Please see below:

Please see below useful information on how you can support your child at home with Phonics and Early Reading –

Here are some games and ideas you can play with your child at home:

Class Curriculum Letters

Each half term parents will receive a class curriculum overview of the topics we will be covering and other important dates.  Curriculum overviews will be sent via email, alternatively please click here for the Class Curriculum Overview page on the website.


We will be learning through different topics. Through these themes we will cover the seven areas of learning in the Foundation Stage. These are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development


Children in Reception do have to wear a PE kit, which will be kept in school and sent home each term to be washed ,so please have a P.E. kit in school everyday. You can help your child by encouraging them to dress themselves at home.


Children should wear appropriate clothing, please refer to the handbook for acceptable uniform.  Please remember the school uniform includes matching hair accessories, if your child has pierced ears they must only wear plain gold stud earrings, and that no nail varnish is allowed. Please ensure all uniform including shoes are named. 

School Day

We operate a ‘soft start’ in the morning.  Children may come into reception from 8.45am.  A member of staff will be at the gate to meet them.  The gate will close at 8.55am -the official start of the school day.  Any messages should be passed (ideally in note form) or to a member of the EYFS Team.

At the end of the day children will be dismissed one by one from within our outdoor learning area.  We ask that you remain patient as this is for your child’s safety.  If you wish to talk to us please wait until all children have been dismissed and we will be able to give you our full attention.

If you need to speak to us about anything else please catch us at the end of the school day rather than in the morning as the register needs to be taken promptly. Our door is always open and we welcome any of your comments.  We are confident that your child will settle in well and are looking forward to a fun and fulfilling year.

Thank you for your support

Yours sincerely

Miss Ezinwa, Mrs Ingrey and Ms Singh
Foundation Stage Teachers