Reception Starters 2020

We are so sorry that, due to the current lockdown restrictions, we are unable to welcome you physically in to Broughton Fields. We will be updating this page periodically but, for now, here are some Frequently Asked Questions that may help?

Q: Can I come and visit the school? Not at the moment, but as soon as we are fully open, you may arrange a visit by contacting the school office on 01908 235994.

Q. What class will my child be in? Our 2 Foundation classes are called Chestnuts and Caterpillars, so it will be one of these. We try our best to allocate the children so that there is an even mix of boys and girls/ Summer and Autumn born children in each class.

Q. Can my child be with their friend from Nursery? We cannot promise this We have an intake from around 20 Early Years settings from all across Milton Keynes, and we try and speak to every one of these individually to get to know your children and their abilities/needs/friendships and so on. As well as trying to balance the classes as explained above, this forms part of our thinking about which class they will be in. You can also let us know if you think they would benefit being with their friends from nursery, or indeed apart from their friends from nursery!! So, as you can see, it is quite a feat to form the classes taking all of those things into consideration.

Q. My child knows no-one starting in September. Will they be OK? Yes, they will be fine. Every year, we have children who know no-one else, and special care is taken of them by our very experienced staff who will help them to settle and make friends. You will be hearing about a whole new set of friends in no time!

Q. Who will my child's teacher be? Your child will either be a Chestnut with Mrs Ellis or a Caterpillar with Mrs Walsh & Miss Hughes. You will have been told who their teacher is in the most recent letter home. 

Q. What do I do if I don't think my child will like school or will get upset at the thought of starting school? This is a very common occurence. It is a massive change for your child...and indeed for you. Take a walk/drive past the school if you can and begin to explain the concept, especially if they are your eldest child. Talk with excitement about the things they may be doing or learning. When you go to buy their uniform/shoes/lunchbox, make this an exciting trip with a treat afterwards! Find one of the many, many storybooks about starting school and include this in your reading with them. Most importantly of all, if you are anxious or nervous, DO NOT SHOW THIS to your child.

Q. Will I have to fill in any paperwork for the school? Yes. You should have had all of this information now, please ensure that it is completed and set back as requested.

Q. What if I have another question? Email in to This mailbox is checked regularly and we will endeavour to get back to you within 48 hours.

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