New Reception Starters September 2021
Welcome to Rufford Park Primary School!
Children that a have a place for September 2021 will be starting in our apple class. For more information about apple class click here.
We will be in touch shortly to welcome you to school.
We are hoping to hold a face to face information session for parents late June/beginning of July - we will confirm this when we are updated by Leeds City Council, Health, Safety and Welfare department.
We look forward to meeting you!
In the meantime please view our school prospectus below.
Welcome video for our new Reception children:
You can find our school prospectus here.
Preparing your child for school
The most useful thing for your child is for you to help them to be independent before they start school. This includes doing their own shoes and coat, toileting; changing for P.E., getting a drink when needed, choosing their dinner and using cutlery. There is a checklist below but don't worry if your child can't do all of those things by the end of the Summer as it is a guide. There is also a chart for the children about being independent.
Click on the chart to download it.
For an information sheet outlining some skills to help children when starting school click here.
They also have an interactive game about starting school. Click on the picture below to play.
Some further things you could do to help your child get ready for school:
Phonics - in preparation for learning sounds the videos below show some games:
Video 1 is about listening and tuning into sounds.
Fine motor skills - in preparation for writing, children need to develop their fine motor skills. Activities such as threading pasta or beads, playdough, mark making and finger rhymes all help with this. You can even make your own playdough. These will all lead to writing. Click on the picture below for how to hold a pencil correctly.
A little video to get your child's fingers moving!