Fiddlers Lane Community Primary School
Fiddlers Lane, Irlam, Manchester M44 6QE
TEL: 0161 921 1700
EMAIL: [email protected]


Welcome to EYFS

This year, your child will be working with Mrs Parr (class teacher), Mrs Parish (teaching assistant), Mrs Thornley (teaching assistant) and Miss Wovenden (teaching assistant). Over the year, we will cover many fun topics. Our first topic in Nursery will be ‘All about me!’ we will also have a focus on Nursery Rhymes and our school value ‘Safe’. Our first topic in Reception will be ‘My World!’ with a focus on the author Nick Sharratt.



Kit Bags and PE Kit

Please ensure your child has a named kit bag with at least one spare full set of clothes, including socks and underwear. This is in case of toileting accidents as well as for messy activities.

Nursery’s PE day will be on a Wednesday. Until half term, we will just be removing our shoes and socks. Please practice this at home.

Reception’s PE day will be on a Thursday morning. The PE kit consists of trainers, blue shorts / jogging bottoms and a plain white T-shirt, which are clearly labelled with your child’s name. PE lessons will be outdoors until further notice.

Playtime & Snacks

Toast and Fruit

We offer toast in the mornings. Your child will be offered a piece of fruit each day, usually in the afternoon.

Milk and Water Bottles

Please let us know if you do not wish your child to have milk. 

Your child should bring their own, named water bottle and we ask you to take it home at the end of the day and bring it back refreshed the next day. Children should only be drinking water throughout the day. Water is always available.


Entrance to School

Children will enter the classroom through the door opposite the wooden climbing frame, at the back of school. The children come in at 8:50am and the register is taken at 8:55am. If you arrive after this time, please come in via the main office where you will sign your child in and explain why they are late.

The children are encouraged to come in independently, complete a morning task and sit down. At home time, the door will be open at 3:15pm.

Please do not allow your children to play on any of the equipment before or after School, for health and safety reasons.


Reading and Homework

Reading and Library

We place great emphasis on books and storytelling and your role in this is very important. It is recommended that children share stories and books for 20 minutes per day to improve their language and communication skills. Your child should have a book-bag to bring to school each day. We will use it to send home school library books, reading books and art work etc and school letters. We will change their library books on Mondays.  Please ensure your child brings it back the following week so they can swap it for a new one for you to share at home.


In the first term, Reception will be given a school reading book. This should be shared with an adult and a comment recorded in their reading record.  

School Uniform

Please remember to label your child’s uniform, especially their jumpers, cardigans and coats.

If you have any queries or questions then please come in and see us before or after school. If neither of those times are available, please contact the office to make an appointment.

We hope your children will be very happy in Nursery and Reception and we look forward to getting to know them.

 Kind regards,

 The EYFS Team