New to Reception and Nursery September 2022

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 2022. 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. We hope that we will be able to use this page to keep you as up to date as possible with information about your child starting school 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:

Here is the link to book a place on our Getting to Know You Sessions in July.


UPDATE Week Beginning 27th June

This week your weekly email contains our video about to keep safe and well at school.


UPDATE Week Beginning 20th June

This week is the start of a series of 4 weekly emails all about getting ready to start school. We hope that you find time to spend watching these alongside your child and that they are supportive in showing your child what school life will be like. This series is based on being ready for school and each one has a different theme.

Before watching the first 'I am ready..' video with your child please take time to watch our brief introduction video.


Here is the first video 'I know I am ready to start school because I know what I need to bring with me.'



The first step in your child's transition journey is our Welcome to Woodfield Transition Video. Please click on the link below to watch.


We know that it is important that the children are also supported to begin to find out about what school will be like for them so over the next few weeks we will be updating this page with a weekly video for you to share with your child. This will support them developing key skills they will need as they enter school.
As the first in this series of videos we would like to share with you a special story for your child. Please take time to watch it with them and to talk through the things that they can see in it. 


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. We will deliver a paperwork packet to you when we come for our Door Step Visit in September which will contain a paper copy of our 'New to...' booklet for you to read. It is important that you spend time going through the booklet as it contains all the information you will need ready for your child to start with us. We have attached both booklets below in case you would like to read them before you get your paperwork packet. Simply click on the appropriate image below to access the booklet:

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Click to view the New to Nursery Booklet


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Click to view the New to Reception Booklet




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