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Lydiate Primary and Nursery School

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Reception New Parents


Welcome to the area of our website dedicated to our new Reception parents. We hope you will find everything you need here. We will continue adding to this page with useful information.

Best wishes from The Reception Team!

For children due to start our Reception in September 2024, we will be hosting a Parent welcome evening. We strongly recommend that all our families attend this. A letter inviting you to this event will be sent out later this term.


Please check back here and we will publish key dates once we have finalised.

At the parents meeting you will meet our Headteacher Mrs Forshaw and hear more about our fabulous school, key staff and learn how things work in Reception, important information such as uniforms and procedures, and gain a flavour of the curriculum and how your child will be learning.


There will also be further opportunities to attend workshops on our Bug Club Phonics scheme and you will be given the opportunity to meet your child's teacher and ask them any questions you may have. 


We cannot wait to meet you all and show you around our learning spaces and we look forward to welcoming you very soon.


Parents Welcome Information


Further details about your child's transition will be shared at our Parent welcome evening. Keep an eye on this page after the event as we hope to also upload them here too.

One of our most frequently asked questions is about uniform. You can find details of our uniform suppliers and policy on our Uniform page. Please see uniform section on our website.


Please note that Reception children wear a polo shirt. When the children start in Year 1, they will wear a shirt and tie. School shoes should be easy to put on and off as the children are required to do this independently (avoiding laces and tricky buckles). All of our children will need a pair of named wellington boots, waterproof trousers and a waterproof coat that are to be kept in school for daily outdoor activities.


Please note that some of the boys' toilets we use include urinals. If your child has not used one of these before, it may be worth introducing this before September.

This is a really useful checklist of activities your child should ideally be able to do before starting Reception. Take a look and see what can your child already do and what you might need to work on in the coming months.