Reception Starters 2021
Applications for primary school Reception places open this Sunday, 15th November 2020 and close on 15th January 2021. Devon County Council will send out confirmation letters/emails on Friday 16th April 2021. For more information visit the Devon County Council website:
Due to the current circumstances, we are unable to offer parents and children a visit to look around the School. However if you would like to virtually meet with Mrs Gratton, Assistant Head Teacher, please forward your email address to: and we will send you a Teams meeting link for one of the dates below.
Thursday 19th November 2-2:30pm
Tuesday 1st December 10-10:30am
Tuesday 8th December 10-1030am
Key School Information
All children in Reception are entitled to a school meal each day without payment. This is part of Universal Free School Meals and different to Free School Meals.
You could also be entitled to register for Free School Meals. Please click here to find out more information. We would encourage you to register if eligible as during the COVID 19 Pandemic weekly food vouchers were available and sent to parents at home.
Everything you need to know about school uniform is on this page https://www.newportprimary.devon.sch.uk/uniform
The School Day
The average school day comprises of a learning period between 8.50am - 11.50am, in which there is a break-time and time for a fruit snack. Lunch is approximately 11.50am - 1.00pm with the afternoon learning session finishing at 3.05pm for collection.
Before & After School Club
Further details on how the club has run this year can be found here https://www.newportprimary.devon.sch.uk/leapsandbounds.
Reporting Absence from School
If your child is absent from school it is very important to let the school office know before 8.25am on the morning of the absence. This is to confirm that your child is safe. Further detail on the expectations for attendance at school when school is fully open can be found here: https://www.newportprimary.devon.sch.uk/reporting-an-absence.
Being part of your child's learning journey is vitally important. We actively encourage parents/carers to contribute evidence towards children's progress against the Early Learning Goals. The system for this will be shared in September.
Phonics/Reading Workshops for parents/carers are carried out over the year. Supporting your child at home with reading is key to a child's success with reading.
Termly opportunity to discuss your child's progress with the class teacher.
We welcome parents/carers to share any concerns or questions they have as soon as they arise with the class teacher.
Bladder and Bowel information
Speech and Language
Special Educational Needs & Early Help
Recommended transition books to share with your child:
A look into our Reception class 2020
Early Years Foundation Curriculum - What does learning look like in Reception?
These areas of learning and development shape the experiences and provision for children in Reception.
Prime Areas of Learning:
Communication & Language
Personal, Social and Emotional
Specific Areas of Learning
Literacy - Reading & Writing
Mathematics - Number & Shape/Space/Measure
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design