Fulfen Primary School

Reception 2022 - 2023

Welcome to Reception!

Pupils begin their life-long learning journey in a happy, safe and secure learning environment where they can flourish and achieve their true potential.  Learning in Early Years, adopts a highly successful play-based approach within the classroom and in our outdoor learning spaces. Through play, children are encouraged to explore, negotiate, take risks and develop their language skills and relationships with others- skills which are essential to their development.

Our Early Years team are highly adept at bringing learning to life and developing a sense of curiosity, awe and wonder to inspire and motivate our pupils to achieve their very best physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. We place great value on establishing a genuine partnership between home and school. Shared goals, encouragement and support from both home and school lay a firm foundation for our pupils’ learning and well-being.


Meet the Reception team:

Tap on a team member's photo to find out more about them.

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Miss Chapman

R2 Teacher

Head of Early Years

Mrs Darby

R1 Teacher


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Mrs Russ

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Carter

Teaching Assistant

Important Information



Children should come to school in their PE kits on their PE day.

R1 & R2- Monday (Summer Term)

Our PE Kit consists of:

  • White T-shirt and black shorts;
  • Additional navy Fulfen hoody and navy tracksuit bottoms for outdoor PE;
  • Trainers;
  • In extremely cold weather, extra layers such as under-layers, hats and gloves are permissible as long as the activity can be carried out safely in these (a staff member will advise the children appropriately);
  • In hot weather, please can children apply their own suncream on before school and make sure that they have a drink and hat with them (a staff member will advise the children whether their hat is appropriate for an activity or not).

Hair and Jewellery:

  • No jewellery (including fitness bands) should be worn for PE;
  • Earrings should be removed and not taped over;
  • Long hair must be tied back.

Forest School

Children should come to school in forest kit Children do not need book bags on Forest days.

R1- Wednesday

R2- Friday


In cold weather:

  • Hats and gloves
  • Jumper/fleece (with warm undergarments)
  • Warm socks (and some spare socks)
  • Wellington boots
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Coat

In warm weather:

  • Sun cream protection
  • Sun hat (offering protection to the back of their neck)
  • Sensible sturdy close-toed shoes
  • Covered legs (no shorts)
  • Spare socks
  • Wellington boots
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Jacket


Virtually Visit Reception!

Click on the interactive pictures below to find out about what we do outside!  You can tap on the buttons to find out more!

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Here is registration area R1 - look at some of the different areas that can be found here by clicking on the image below:


And this is registration area R2 - click on the image below to find out what is on offer here:


Click on the image below to find out more about this room:


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Contact us at Fulfen Primary School

Main Contact: Mrs S Steele
Rugeley Road