Matchborough First School Academy

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Matchborough First School Academy

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Reception Starters September 2021

Welcome to Matchborough First School Academy

We are so pleased you chose our school to start the first steps in your child's education. 

We hope this page helps you to get yourself and your child prepared to start school. 

Please read all the information, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at school, we are hear to help in anyway we can.


During the first year of your child's education it is our aim to ensure your child develops a passion for learning and enjoys their time at school. As a reception team we will ensure your child develops the skills they need to be life long learners. 



The Reception area and teachers

Have a look around our marvellous Reception area and meet our wonderful teachers. 

We have three classrooms where the children will be for their adult led learning of Phonics, Maths and Topic lessons. 

The children learn through play in 'COOL time' in our large indoor and outdoor provision.

 Click on the link below to see our learning areas. 


Transition Meeting

Thank you to all those parents and carers who attended the Zoom meeting in June.

If you didn't manage to make it, don't worry I have attached the Power Point below with some useful information for you. 





Although we have many opportunities to develop our physical skills throughout the week, we take part in one formal PE lesson each week.

On PE day children can come to school in PE kit and will wear this all day.

PE uniform is described above. In the colder months children can wear jogging bottoms and jumper.

If you think your child will not be comfortable in plimsoles all day they are allowed to wear trainers. 

Turtle PE day - Thursday

Starfish PE day - Tuesday

Seahorse PE day - Monday 


Forest School

Each week we will enjoy an outdoor learning morning where we spend time learning outside and in our large forest, exploring the environment around us. 

On your child's forest school day please send them to school in an old tracksuit/outdoor clothes. Their arms and legs must be covered.

Please send wellies in at the start of the year, we will then keep these in school. 


Turtle Forest School day - Muddy Monday

Starfish Forest School day - Welly Wednesday

Seahorse Forest School day - Forest Friday




Parent Pay

When your child starts school, we will issue details of how to set up a ParentPay account. This is to be used to pay for school water bottles and book bags which will then be sent home with your child.



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