Albion Primary School

EYFS Starting School

EYFS Starting School Videos

We know that starting a new school is a very exciting time for children, but for some it may also be quite a daunting and not just for the children but for their parents/carers too!

We have put together some helpful resources to share with your child in the lead up to them joining Albion.

Below you can watch a virtual tour of the EYFS classrooms and the outdoor area, including Forest School, all made for you by our wonderful children! This will help to give your child a visual picture of the types of activities they will be doing when they start.

Virtual videos
Nursery (Rainbow Class Room 1 / Rainbow Class Room 2)
Nursery Outdoor Learning
Reception (Crimson Class)
Reception (Scarlet Class)
Reception Outdoor Learning
Forest School

Below you can share an ebook with your child. This book is written in a child friendly way with lots of photographs of the different areas they will be exploring both in and out of their new class.

My New School – Nursery
My New School – Reception

Some of you have asked if there are any good story books to read to your child about starting school. Luckily there are lots! Here are some of the Early Years teams favourites!

When a dragon goes to school book coverThe perfect book for any little dragon (or child) getting ready to start school or nursery! This delightful rhyming follow-up to When a Dragon Comes to Stay by award-winning picture book creators Caryl Hart and Rosalind Beardshaw is full of recognisable pre-school behaviour.

Topsy and Tim start School book coverTopsy and Tim Start School is a perfect, reassuring picture book for children who are just about to start school. Along with favourite characters Topsy and Tim, children will learn what to expect in lessons, in the playground - even in the canteen - and, more importantly, that school can be fun!

Meesha makes friends book coverMeesha struggles to connect with other children but, as the latest book in Percival’s glorious Big Bright Feelings series shows, there is always a way to overcome obstacles.


Charley and Lola book coverA classic Charlie and Lola picture book about starting school worries, from Children's Laureate Lauren Child.


Don’t forget to click on the link ‘EYFS Story Time’ to listen to our staff reading some of their favourite stories!

We are really exited to see you in September

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