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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

Starting Reception

At Elmhurst, we pride ourselves on our transition programmes.


Starting Reception is a daunting experience for parents/carers and their children. We prepare all children with a transition pack (shown in the picture below), this is the starting point of our communication between home and school. These transition packs have been sent home to every child, please look through our transition documents below.


Inside the transition pack:

  • Getting ready for school sheet
  • Getting to know your child questionnaire 
  • Personalised starting school at Elmhurst story
  • Pre-writing shapes and name writing sheet with pen
  • Nursery rhymes booklet with picture cards
  • A beanbag and psychical activity ideas


Our Reception teaching staff take extra care in getting to know your child to ensure a successful start to life to adjusting to Elmhurst school.  Sadly, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were not able to do physical transition days nonetheless, we have ensured we have done our utmost to settle your child into their new environment.


We regularly share videos, pictures, and communication with our new Reception parents via the ClassDojo app. We also have our EYFS Blog Page to share our curriculum programme with parents/carers.


We are always on hand to alleviate any concerns you may have, please do not hesitate to message Miss Bruce or Miss Woodworth on ClassDojo or alternatively email and one of the EYFS team will get back to you. 


Elmhurst School | Reception Welcome

Elmhurst School | Reception Transition

Elmhurst School | Reception - Miss Bruce

Elmhurst School | Reception - Mrs Baldwin

Elmhurst School | Reception - Mrs Butler

Page last updated: 24/07/2021