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EYFS Information

Richmond is lucky enough to have both nursery and reception classes on site. 

Details on admission to the school can be found on the admissions page of the website.

If you would like a virtual tour of Nursery or Reception, please see the videos below... 

We will also be holding face to face tours with the EYFS lead  


If you are interested in your child joining Richmond's Nursery, please use this website to look around and learn about the school. 

In addition, we will be holding two, after school, information sessions this half-term. In these you can come and learn about the school, the setting and how EYFS works at Richmond. 

The sessions are being held on:

Wednesday 24th November at 3:30pm-4:30pm.


Thursday 13th January at 5pm-6pm.

Please ensure that you only attend one of these sessions. As we are limited with the space we ask that only two adults per child attend and as it is an informative session it is requested that only adults are present. We apologise if this causes any inconvenience.


Welcome to Reception


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Welcome to Nursery 


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Further information on activities and events for Nursery and Reception can be found under each phases tab in the Children's section of the website.



Parent Workshop - October 2021 

In Reception this week, on Wednesday afternoon Miss Lovell held a parent workshop session with a particular focus on the delivery of phonics and maths and how you can help your children at home. If you were unable to attend the workshop or wish to have another look at the presentation please see the document at the bottom of this page where you will find it,

In addition, below is a link to a video  demonstrating how to pronounce the phonic sounds correctly.

RWI Set 2 Pronunciation Guide - YouTube  

As well as this, handouts were given to parents at the workshop, if you were unable to attend, they will be put into your child's book bag by the end of the week.


Phonics in the Early Years

Phonics is taught as a way of decoding written letters and spoken sounds in the early stages of learning to read.

At Richmond we teach systematic synthetic phonics from Nursery to Lower Key Stage two, or for as long as it is necessary. We follow a systematic teaching programme for delivery to ensure pupils learn how to effectively decode print to enable them to read. Through daily teaching of phonics and the skills of grapheme-phoneme correspondence, pupils are taught phonics, progressing through individual sounds and blends through five steps. The sets for teaching ensure that pupils have the skills to read many common words early in their phonics learning through segmenting and blending of taught sounds. To enhance the delivery and recall of individual letter sounds and letter formations, we utilise the Read Write Inc formation cards.

Through our kinaesthetic, interactive approach to teaching phonics we aim to develop the children’s phonological awareness, ability to segment and blend words and read tricky words by sight, to become fluent readers and have good foundations in spelling.

Within each phonics sessions, children experience a range of visual and practical activities that allows then to practice and apply their phonetic knowledge. This includes through dictation of sounds, words and sentences as well as through practical games, the use of word and sound flash cards and opportunities to read and write at the appropriate level.