New Starters - Nursery and Reception

Welcome to Kenilworth Primary School!

We are really looking forward to welcoming our new Reception and Nursery children in September.  Below you will find a selection of useful resources to help you to prepare your child as they enter this new stage.  If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of staff, please contact us at

Letter To New Nursery Children

Nursery Class January New Starters Information

Letter To New Reception Class

Fun Activities To Do At Home

The summer holiday can sometimes feel long at the best of times, and as we navigate our way out of lockdown we probably all feel that our creative resources for home learning have run rather dry. If you are looking for some inspiration or some fresh ideas, Herts for Learning have created a bank of age-appropriate resources for you to use. If your child is starting Nursery, use the 30-50 months resources and if they are starting Reception then the resources aged 40-60 months will be appropriate.

Nursery Rhymes

As well as being lots of fun, Herts for Learning shares some great information as to why nursery rhymes are so important for children’s early development and also offers some tips for sharing nursery rhymes with your child.

Song of Sounds

‘Song of Sounds’ is a multi-sensory way of teaching phonics. We are now in our second year of delivering this wonderful scheme and are proud to say that the children have absolutely loved their phonics work and we are seeing great results. It would be very helpful if you could use the links below to familiarise your child with the catchy song, before they begin school in September. We have to warn you that you may find yourself singing it ….even when your children aren’t with you!

Further Resources and Information

You may find the following information useful in the weeks to come so please take the time to have a look at these resources:

‘I Am Starting School’ Leaflet

Here I Come Booklet

Parent Guide To Home Visits

Early Years Libraries Leaflet

Book List – To Support Transition

My First Day of School

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