Dear Hedgehog and Squirrel parent and carers,

Now that you are fully fledged, please check our Reception Class pages for information about what we are getting up to in class. If you need to contact us, we are always available via Tapestry!

Thank you for a brilliant start to the year.

The EYFS Team


Dear parents/carers

A very warm welcome to The Tynings Primary School! We are really pleased that your child will be joining us this September, and we are looking forward to getting to know you and your child. 

Each year we organise a number of activities to inform parents and carers about the starting school process and to support the children with their transition to our school. However, with the current situation with the Coronavirus pandemic, we are yet to confirm dates of when these events can happen. In the meantime, over the next few weeks, we will add information to our website specifically for you in the ‘parents’ section. Our web address is Please check the website regularly for any updates.

Please rest assured that we will do everything we can to ensure that each child has the transition and support they need to begin their journey with us.

Meanwhile, please may I ask you to complete this form by May 11th 2020 (also sent in the post if you are unable to access this) New Starter Form 2020

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via 01454966525 or by emailing We look forward to meeting you all very soon.


Yours sincerely,

Lois Haydon

Head Teacher


Useful Information

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We hope that the resources above help you with things you can do to help prepare your child for their next big step. We very much appreciate that lots of you are at home with your almost-school boys and girls and may appreciate some fun activities to join in with whilst we are still in lockdown.

Here are 10 ideas for play that encourage learning in a fun and interactive way.

Play HOORAY! is an EYFS professional who we have been recommending to our current Reception children. We have had some lovely feedback from parents about her “play along” live sessions, so we have linked some relevant ones that you may wish to do with your child to help practise some of their key skills through some fun play ideas. Working on skills such as these would be great building blocks for your child starting school.

This is a pre-reading and pre-writing skill, getting your child’s brain used to the English language which reads from left to right.

This play along is great for number recognition, counting carefully and as a bonus, it is great for developing finger strength ready for holding a pencil too.

This is a fun way to help your child to recognise the letters in their name and know the order in which they appear.

We do lots of work with playdough in EYFS, as it is brilliant for strengthening hands and fingers reading for writing. We call this “fine motor skills” and it is a skill we develop lots throughout the first terms at school. The play dough party is a lovely way to give little fingers and hands a workout!

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