Fulfen Primary School

Love of Learning... Encouraging... Adaptable... Determination

Reception 2023 - 2024

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 Moore


Mrs Willows

HLTA & Forest School Lead


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Mrs Russ

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Carter

Teaching Assistant


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Mrs Awcoate

Teaching Assistant

Miss Holloway

Teaching Assistant


Important Information

ALL children will attend full time from Monday 11th September 2023.

Please ensure your order your child's meal via 'Parent Pay' or send them with a packed lunch.

Reception children should enter school between 8:35am and 8:55am and enter the school through the Reception door. 

They will finish at 3:20pm when they should be collected from Reception playground.

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Children should come to school in their PE kits on a Friday.

Our PE Kit consists of:

  • Navy polo shirt with school logo (from September) and black shorts/blue jogging bottoms/leggings
  • Navy Fulfen hoodie/jumper
  • 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.

Information about our full school uniform can be found here.

Forest School

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

R1- Thursday 

R2- Wednesday

Please note that Reception Forest school sessions will begin W/B 9th October 2023.

In cold weather:

  • Hats and gloves
  • School jumper/hoodie (with white T shirt underneath)
  • Tracksuit bottoms/leggings
  • Trainers
  • 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