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Welcome to families joining us in Reception

Hello and welcome to Manford Primary School!

This page is being created for all of the children and their families who are joining the Reception classes at Manford we can't wait to meet you.


Whether this is your first experience as a parent of a new Reception child or even if you have done this before, your child's first experience of school is really important. Last year, transition during COVID restrictions was really challenging. Although we are still waiting to find out, we hope that this year your welcome and transition can be face to face. Usually, we would invite you to a number of special meetings and induction days- at the current time we are unable to confirm whether these can go ahead. Rest assured that we are going to do everything we can to help you and your children settle in and be ready to start school in September and with this in mind we have suggested some resources for you which you can access below. 

Starting School with Cbeebies
and Bitesize



Here is the presentation for families joining in September 2021.

Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.


An updated presentation will be ready for our 2022 families in due course

Please read this social story with your child.
Suggested books to read with your child:

Boris Starts School: Carrie Weston and Tim Warnes
Jellybean Goes to School: Margaret Roc and Laura Hughes 
Billy and the Big New School: Catherine and Laurence Anholt
Colour Monster Goes to School: Anna Llenas
Harry and the Dinosaurs Go To School: Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds
Charlie and Lola, I Am Too Absolutely Small For School: Lauren Child
Starting School: Janet and Alan Ahlberg
Starting School:  Jane Godwin, Anna Walker