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A welcome letter will be posted home during week beginning 23rd May 2022 which provides important dates and your child's class teacher.  If you have not received this by the following week, please email the school office.

Reception New Starters - September 2022

Welcome to the Learning Platform for EYFS.

Here you will find all the information that you need prior to your child starting school.

All documents that need completing can be found on this page.

Please click here to watch an important video message from Mrs Sweeney. It contains lots of key information you might have about your child starting school.

We have also produced the information into a friendly PDF which you might like to share with your child. You can download this here.

Please have a browse around and you can email all your queries to school - ravenbank.primary@thebeamtrust.co.uk

We are looking forward to catching up with everyone soon.

The EYFS Team

Virtual Tours of School

Important Documents

These documents need completing as soon as possible and returned to school before 17th June to avoid any delays in September.  The Admissions Form must either be completed by typing the information directly in to the form or if you do not have access to a computer, please complete clearly in capital letters using blue or black pen.  Paper copies are available from the school office if you are unable to print them off at home.  Please post paper copies back to the office.

Useful information

We have added a range of documents to help with your child's transition to school. There are parent guides and also social stories for you to share with your child. Please click on the images to access the relevant files. 


Ravenbank is now a cashless school and we use ParentPay to pay for our school trips and snacks for the children.  When your child starts school they will receive a ParentPay letter with a username and password.  Please activate this ASAP.


School Spider

School Spider is our communication app.  Please ensure you download it ready for activation in September.  

WELCOME PAGEschool spider instructions(2)

School Uniform

We believe school uniform helps to give pupils a sense of belonging to the school and we expect and encourage our children to wear the school colours. Uniform eliminates needless comparisons caused by differences in family income, and indicates discipline and high standards. Parents will be informed if there is any change in school uniform items. There is a detailed listing of our uniform expectations in our paper copies of our school prospectus and below, but basically it is:

  • Grey trousers, skirt or shorts
  • White/red polo shirt
  • Red sweatshirt, cardigan or red slipover
  • Red and white check summer dress (optional)

To order you can either download the form from the school website and send to Touchline direct or return the form to the school office. You can also visit Touchline's website and order it direct.  Touchline will deliver the uniform to the school office and we will send it home with your child.

Touchline will be in school on Wednesday 6th July 2-3pm and Thursday 7th July 10-11am - further information about this is included in your welcome letter

PE kits are available from Touchline if you would like the school kit. 


  • red shorts
  • white and red top.
  • Indoor pumps


  • Black jogging bottoms
  • Red hoodie
  • Trainers
  • Wellies

All children need to bring their PE kit to school at the start of a half term and take it home during the holidays. 

We often go outside for PE so it is important children have the outdoor aspects of the kit too. 



As parents, the first day of handing over your child to the care of another can be an emotional time. As your child adjusts to experiences without you at school, most parents continue to want to share in these times. Tapestry facilitates this, by enabling a personal journal, or diary, to build over time. Photographs, videos and notes of special moments are not only recorded, but can be made available regularly to you.

Use iOS or Android apps to receive new entries in your child’s journal celebrating their achievements and exciting activities, individually or with their new friends and the staff looking after them. Contribute to this growing journal by commenting on the journal entries, or even adding your own. Let your child’s teachers know what your child loves doing at home by sending photos and videos back, helping them understand their development at home. Your child’s other relatives can also be set up with access to the Tapestry profile so you can all share the excitement of the growth of your child.

Also share these special moments with your child at any time by logging into their Learning Journal, using your own password. In addition to the simple pleasure of seeing your child’s enthusiasm in describing their day, talking together about the pictures and video clips in their journal helps to develop your child’s language skills and build their self-esteem.


Enjoy a story read by your new class teachers. Click on the images and the story will open in a new window. 

You Can't Take An Elephant On The Bus

By Patricia Cleveland-Peck

Read by Miss Bebbington

You can't take an elephant on the bus ... It would simply cause a terrible fuss! Elephants' bottoms are heavy and fat and would certainly squash the seats quite flat.

Freddie and the Fairy

By Julia Donaldson

Read by Miss Ashwood

Freddie is desperate for a pet, so when he rescues Bessie-Belle and she offers to grant his wishes he knows just what to ask for. The only problem is that Bessie-Belle can't hear very well, and Freddie tends to mumble. Whatever can they do? Luckily the Fairy Queen is on hand to explain . . .


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