New to Reception and Nursery September 2020

We want to wish a very warm welcome to Woodfield Primary School for all the families who will be joining us in Nursery or Reception in September 2020. This page is just for you and we hope you will find it really useful in helping you to find our all about our Early Years unit. 

Over the next few weeks we will post lots of useful information including links to give you all the information you will need as part of the transition process. This year is a little bit different for us all and normally we would be getting ready to welcome you, and your child, into school for transition meetings. We hope that we will be able to use this page to keep you as up to date as possible with information about when your child will be able to start and even some fun activities for you to do with them.

If you need any more information in the meantime please contact Mrs Watson, Head of Early Years, directly by emailing:

Update 20th September 2020:

Over the last few weeks we have really enjoyed welcoming your children into school. This week the Nursery children will be starting and the Reception children will be having lunch with us and then moving to full time. For sojme children starting school is a fun and exciting time but for others it can be a little worrying. To help ease some of the children's worries Mrs Watson and Miss Clark have shared some lovely stories all about starting school. Why not click on the images below to take a look?



Update 16th July 2020:

Here is the fourth and final video in our 'I am ready...' series. This week we also hand delivered specific transition dates for your child in September. Remember to let us know if you use a different email address to the one on your slip as we would like to ensure you have receive any updates over the summer. We hope you enjoy watching the last video and we look forward to seeing you in September.

Update 8th July 2020:

Here is the next video in our 'I am ready...' series. We hope that you are enjoying spending time with your child watching them and preparing them for starting school. Today we also emailed out some more information about September's transition. This infomration is available to download at the bottom of this page.


Update 1st July 2020:

Here is the next video in our 'I am ready to start school...' series. We hope that you enjoy watching it with your child.

Update 24th June 2020:

Starting school is an exciting time for our children but sometimes as parents we worry about whether or not our children will be ready and have everything they need when those doors open. Over the next four weeks we will be sharing a weekly video for your to watch with your chldren all about being ready. Before watching the first video below please take time to watch our brief introduction video. We hope you enjoy them both!



Update 15th June 2020:

Now you have had time to watch our Transition Video here is a little story for you to share with your child about starting Woodfield Early Years in September.


The first step in your child's transition journey is our Welcome to Woodfield Transition Video. Simply click on the  below to find out more information about the Early Years at Woodfield and also a little bit of about the transition process:


An important part of the transition into school for your child is helping them to become familiar with the adults that will be working with them and beginning to learn their names and recognise their faces. To support your child with this here are our teaching team sharing some of their favourite stories for you to enjoy.

Mrs Watson chose to share one of her children's favourite stories:

Miss Clark and her dog Luthor shared a story about love:

Mrs Kenny chose a story that she loves to read to Nursery:


We believe that it is really important that you know as much information as possible about what and how your child will be learning during their time in our Early Years unit. At your paperwork meeting we will spend time with you going through a paper copy of our 'New to...' booklet which you can take away to read. We have attached both booklets below in case you would like to read them before the meeting. As we are unsure of actual start dates and whether we will able to complete all elements of our normal transition these are subject to change. Simply click on the appropriate image below to access the booklet:



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