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Goslings and Cygnets

Welcome to Pre Reception at Greenleas Kestrel Way.

Welcome to Goslings and Cygnets Classes. We are the Pre Reception Class at Greenleas, Kestrel Way.

Myself, Mrs Brinkman and Mrs James and Miss Eaton look forward to sharing this important part of your child's learning journey with you.  Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any queries or questions or need to tell us anything concerning your child.

Important Information


Please ensure that all items of clothing and belongings are marked clearly with your child's name. This includes shoes and wellie boots. In Pre Reception we access the outside area in all weathers, so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.  The children also take part in  forest school activities on our grassed area other times during the week.  Therefore they will need a named pair of wellies to be kept at school.  

In Pre Reception your child will need a named bag to take home their 'works of art'. You are welcome to use an existing bag you bhave or a Greenleas bookbag. It's helpful if you could attach one keyring to your child's bag in order to help them to be able to identify it.  You do not need to bring spare clothes to Pre Reception, unless your child frequently has accidents.  We do have spare clothes in school in case of occasional accidents.  

Please make sure that your child arrives to school everyday with a named water bottle.  This must be carried and not put in their bookbags to avoid spillages.

If your child is staying for wrap-around and is having packed lunch, please make sure that you pack an appropriate amount of lunch for your child and that their lunch is suitable.  There is more guidance on what to pack in their lunchbox on the website.

Finally, we are a NUT FREE school.  Please ensure that your child does not bring any nuts or nut products (which also includes food like Nutella, peanut butter etc.) into school in their lunchboxes. We have a number of children and staff with serious nut allergies so let's make sure that we keep everybody safe. Could we also ask that all grapes and cherry tomatoes are sliced in half to avoid them becoming a choking hazard.

The road to school readiness

PACEY steps to starting school

PACEY A guide to preparing for school

Computing Safety For Early Years

Link to parent guide for 0-5 year olds


Useful links to online learning resources