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Storrington Primary

Reception Spring 2022



Is your child starting school in september 2022?

If your child is starting school this year, please visit our 'Starting School September 2022' page under the 'Information' tab.



A very warm welcome to Early Years at Storrington Primary School. We have two reception classes - Plum and Pear. Mrs Samira Stratford is our Foundation Stage Leader and is the teacher of Plum class; Samira is a nationally recognised Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) as well as a locality and West Sussex moderator.   Mrs Caroline Linfield and Mrs Fiona Bull, our Modern Foreign Languages and Music leads, teach Pear class.  We are extremely lucky to have two classroom teaching assistants whom are experienced in working with Early Years children - Mrs Simmy D'Arienzo-Cole and Mrs Helen Woodley.


Our two classrooms are spacious and bright with access to a large, dedicated outdoor area overlooking the extensive school grounds. The children enjoy working and playing with natural resources and have access to a range of equipment including a large sand pit, climbing frame, digging area and even a mud kitchen!


The children benefit from a play based curriculum and we encourage and support independent learning whilst providing a structured and stimulating environment for them to grow and develop in.   There is a focus for learning and exploring which is planned half termly and children are involved in the planning process. Individual threads of learning are encouraged and we support and follow each child’s interests. We work with and alongside parents and children to develop skills to enable them to become happy and confident learners.


Parents are encouraged to share in their children’s learning. “Ask me About!” sheets are sent home weekly. Next Steps are shared with parents to support development in all areas of learning and are sent home half termly. Parents are also invited to come into the classroom to share their children’s learning during the year through story sessions, parent workshops and celebrations of learning.


We are passionate about providing the best possible start for the children in our care and ensuring their first steps at school are happy and safe.


"We are extremely happy and grateful that when being taught, our children are encouraged to learn at their own pace and this teaching is given with genuine love and care for them and their education'"


 You can find information about the Summer term 2022 by clicking below: 


 You can find:

Storrington Primary School EYFS intent here 

Early Years Outcomes here



Early Years Foundation Stage Policy here




'What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage: A guide for parents' here


End of year aspirations for an EYFS child at Storrington Primary here



You can view the progression of skills in EYFS at Storrington Primary here:






in reception AT STORRINGTON we...

  • Are always encouraged to move our own learning forward by developing our interests, making our own choices and being independent learners.
  • Love working and playing together.
  • Are encouraged to 'have a go' and experience success!
  • Plan with our teachers and explore exciting activities in our environment.
  • Are encouraged to share our ideas.


 Our learning is celebrated with our parents and carers through our Learning Explorer books and our ‘Drop In’ sessions.

We are developing our growth mindset and we learn best when...

We are happy!

We care about our classroom

We share and take turns.

We are kind and thoughtful to our friends.

We have time to discover things for ourselves.

We are excited about our learning.


we try, try, try!


useful websites

Please explore the websites below to help support your child's early education:


  Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign based on improving early language and literacy prior to starting school.  Parents can access tips and activities from and also search for activities in their area using a postcode finder service.