Joining our Reception Class
Early Years Foundation Stage
Welcome to Cosby Primary school to all of the new parents, carers and children who will be joining us in September 2022.
We hope you and your families are well, and look forward to getting to know you and working with you to ensure the best possible start for your child.
The school prospectus will provide you with additional information about the whole school and can be found in the ABOUT US tab section.
Also attached to this page you will find useful information that will assist you in preparing your child for the Foundation Stage and starting school.
If you are unsure about anything or have any further queries or questions, please contact the school office and we will be happy to help you.
What our parents say...
'My daughter has loved her first term at Cosby school. She has been happy to go in every day and feels a part of the community there. She is truly thriving. I was anxious that she might not settle after the long lockdown period that preceded her starting reception. However she was welcomed in by Mrs Cox & the other staff who have handled the Covid situation with grace and ease. She skips to school each day and it is a joy to see!'
'After my daughter's first day at school she came out with a beaming smile and could not wait to go again. All of the teachers and assistants in reception are kind and caring, which has made the beginning of my daughter's school journey a delight to watch.'
'The reception class at Cosby provides a safe and fun environment for the children to learn and reach their full potential. The staff work very hard to support the children and are very approachable if you have any concerns. We are really pleased that we chose Cosby Primary for our son and daughter and highly recommend the school.'
'I've always felt the staff teaching and nurturing the children in reception (and above) to be so compassionate and conscientious; their dedication to the children making a huge difference in their learning and happiness at school. Both my children love school, which I think helped cultivate their love of learning and other life skills.'
What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
- The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) outlines what adults must do to help children learn and develop and to be healthy and safe.
- This guide is for parents* of children from birth to five years old. It will help you find out more about your child’s learning and development in the EYFS.
- The EYFS includes seven areas of learning and development. In this guide the seven areas are split into three age bands**:
o Birth to three
o 4-5 (the reception year in school)
- In each band, there are suggestions about what your child may be doing, and how you can help them. It’s important to remember that children develop in different ways and at different rates.
- After each age band you will find top tips for fun, playful experiences that you and your child can do together at home.
*‘Parent’ is used to mean parents, carers and guardians.
**The age bands follow Development Matters, which is the Government’s non-statutory guide for all early years practitioners, childminders, staff in nurseries, nursery schools, and nursery and reception classes in school. 3