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Early Years Foundation Stage

Information for our new families, due to join Reception in September 2021

Hello to all our families of children joining us in Reception in September.

If you have not yet accessed your Tapestry account, please check your emails for May to see how you can activate your account.  We will use Tapestry to pass on new information and you will receive an email notification every time something new is added.


Unfortunately, we are unable to hold our usual parent and carer welcome meeting at school, so we will be posting a series of videos and documents which will hopefully explain a little bit about life in Reception and at The Ridgeway Primary School.

I have attached a few documents that you might find useful (see below):


1. Starting school powerpoint - some slides to share with your child to give them some understanding of what our school will be like.


2. The Ridgeway Primary reception handbook - updated for this year. This contains a wealth of information for parents and carers about reception and onwards at The Ridgeway Primary.


3. How will my child learn in reception? - information about what we teach and how we teach it.


We have also put some videos together which you may enjoy watching: Just click the link to watch.


We will be posting some more videos over the next week, including a video tour of our school.


We will also contact you very soon to let you know which class your child will be in and dates for their first sessions in school in September.


For those of you who have children who don't attend The Ridgeway Nursery, we had planned a teddy bear's picnic for the children in July so that they could visit school. However, at this point of writing, we are unsure if this will be able to go ahead as there have been new guidelines sent to schools about transition events, in the light of recent increased Covid cases. We will let you know as soon as possible if we are able to let this event take place.


Please do get in touch if you have any questions or concerns


Best wishes
The Ridgeway reception team 😃

Meet the reception teachers

The Ridgeway Primary school uniform

Information for parents and carers of children who will be joining Reception

Lunch time at The Ridgeway Primary Primary

Information for parents and carers of children due to start reception in September

Come and see what we do in Reception at The Ridgeway!

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A tour of our school

A message from our Headteacher, Ms Steele

Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at The Ridgeway Primary.

At the Ridgeway Primary, The Early Years Foundation Stage consists of Nursery and Reception.
Here is our EYFS policy:



Our school has a Nursery class which is currently offering a morning session.  Our Nursery class has part-time spaces for 26 children and if spaces are available, children can start the term after their third birthday. If you would like to apply for a Nursery place, you can do this once your child is two years old.  Application forms are available from the school office at or by telephoning 0118 9375530 or by downloading from the link below.


Please see the Nursery admissions policy below to see how places are allocated if we are over-subscribed.


If you would like to apply for a Nursery place, please download the form below.  You can either print it and post it to school, or complete it electronically and return by email to the school office.


Postal Address:

The Ridgeway Primary School






Application form for a Nursery place


Our Reception cohort is made up of two classes of up to 30 children.  Find out more about Reception by selecting the links below.  Children are offered a Reception place in the school year that they will turn five.  Admissions to Reception are managed via Reading Borough Council.  You can find out more about the application process by visiting   (click the link below)


If you have any questions about EYFS at The Ridgeway Primary, please email the EYFS leader Jackie Arslett at 

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