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New Starters 2020




Getting your

child ready for


Welcome to

our school




Stage (EYFS)




Facility (ERF)

At Springfield Primary School, we want all of our children to have the very best start to their school life.  Even in these unprecedented and challenging times, we still aim to ensure that we provide the very best transition and school readiness programme that we can, whilst ensuring the safety of all of our children and staff. We understand that the transition process can be a very unfamiliar, daunting and unsettling time for some children and parents and we want to ensure that we offer you both the very best possible start at Springfield Primary School. 

We are currently unable to open up our school setting to new starters and begin our usual programme as we would like to, so instead we are starting this transition process through our website. 

Our aims are to:

  • Introduce the children and parents to Springfield Primary School;
  • Support parents in further understanding the term “School Readiness” and what it means for your child.  Answering and resolving any questions or worries you have about starting school;

  • Develop school relationships and begin to work together in partnership, to improve outcomes for your child in relation to school readiness;

  • To increase parents understanding of the EYFS expectations and children's learning and development and how parents can support their child’s learning at home;

  • To support the children’s transition and settling in to school, developing confidence in the school surroundings and building relationships with new teachers to ensure a smooth transition in September and

  • Provide activities that will help you to prepare your child for school and ensure that they are school ready.

Over the coming weeks, we will continue to update this page with new information and resources to enable you to support your child’s transition and ensure that they do not miss out on this very important stage in their journey. We will be updating the ‘Get your child ready for school’ tab with weekly activities on Monday for the children at home to have a go at. We would love to see how the children respond to the weekly activities! Parents/carers can email across any work, pictures and outcomes of activities that the children complete to: newstarters@springfield.derby.sch.uk

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact school on 01332 673846 or email newstarters@springfield.derby.sch.uk and we will ensure that a member of the EYFS team or SLT contact you as soon as possible.