Useful links and information for Reception Parents
The link below will take you to ‘families in the foundation years’ website. It’s a great site in providing information from pregnancy to age 5, including a section on joining Reception class and encouraging independence.
The Foundation Years Website
The link below will take you to our frequently asked questions for children starting part way through the year in reception.
New starters – EYFS – Frequently asked questions
We love being able to upload all our observations to share with you throughout each half term as well as being able to share all the exciting things you upload at home too!
Your Tapestry account for your child is only ‘live’ for the length of time they are in Reception class. Once they go into year 1 or to another school you will no longer have access to your child’s Tapestry account.
We want you to be able to have this learning journey as your own and therefore we will be sending you a termly PDF download of your child’s learning journey. This can then be saved on your hard drive to then enable you to keep it ‘forever’! It is important that you do save it as this will be your only opportunity to keep it term by term. You will be notified of the download via a sticker in your child’s communication diary. Downloads will then expire within 1 month.
Please note: you will need to access Tapestry through their website and not the app to be able to successfully download your child’s observations.
The link below will take you through the process of how to download your child’s Tapestry observations.
How to download your child’s Tapestry observations
In Reception class we value the importance of outdoor play and children have the opportunity to be outside for most of the day. As such, we need to make sure that your child is kept safe in the sun. As parents, it is your responsibility to ensure your child is kept safe in the sun. The following requirements are essential in order for staff to allow your child to play outside-
- Ensure sun cream is applied to your child before you bring them to school – this will give your child the sun protection they will need for the morning session. We will assume that sun cream has been applied prior to arriving.
- Send your child with a named sun hat on sunny days.
Staff will ensure that children wear their sun hats when playing outside.
On sunny days staff will also re-apply sun cream to your child at 1pm before the afternoon session begins. We have purchased sun cream – Boots Soltan Kids Factor 50 hypoallergenic sun care lotion, which we will apply before the children go outside for the afternoon session. If you do not wish for your child to use this and would like to provide your own lotion, please send your sun lotion in a named bottle – which can be left in Reception Class. Lotion cannot be kept in children’s bags for safety reasons. Our sun cream will be available for you to ‘patch’ test your child if needed.