New to Bucklebury

1. Apply for a place via West Berkshire Council Portal

2. Receive email from WBC on national offer day (16th April)

3. School welcome letter  - complete acceptance form

4. School transition programme letter - complete sign up form

5. Attend transition programme

6. Teacher completes pre-school visits

7. Teacher completes home visits

8. Pupils start school

EYFS New Starter Information

We adhere to the Curriculum Guidance for The Early Years Foundation Stage and have started using the new Early Years Statutory Framework which became compulsory from September 2021. Alongside both Parents/Carers and other professionals we ensure the best outcomes for all of our children.

Our Early Years principles are based on EYFS statutory guidance and the four overarching principles of good practice:

Our Learning

In the Early Years Foundation Stage children learn best when they experience learning first-hand, through meaningful interactions with others, through physical activity and through play. Our Early Years practice is based on on-going observation and assessment of the children and their interests.

The Early Years Curriculum

Prime Areas of Learning

Specific Areas of Learning

At the end of Reception the children will be assessed against the 17 Early Learning Goals and their progress is shared with parents.

Characteristics of Effective Learning (CEL)