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Rufford Park Primary School

We still have places in our Reception classes for September. Please contact the school for further information.


Rufford Ave, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7QR

0113 391 0906


New Reception Starters


Welcome video for our new Reception starters' parents:

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.

The BBC  has some information and help about starting school. Click on the picture below to take you to the website.

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.

Video 2 is about hearing rhyme.

Video 3 is about hearing initial sounds.

Video 4 is about blending sounds to make words.

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!