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Welcome to families- Reception 2021

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 in September 2021 - 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, due to the extraordinary circumstances this year, transition into school is a little bit different.  Usually, we would invite you to a number of special meetings and induction days but this is not possible this year.  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



Please have a look at our two welcome presentations, this will give you a flavour of our Reception classes and the staff who work in Blue and Red Reception classes.


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