Welcome to our Reception Page.





At Prince of Wales we believe that children need to have a safe, nurturing environment where children can develop their awe and wonder of the world. We aim to provide a stimulating, child centred place of learning that promotes an independent, confident and happy child with a passion for learning.

If your child is new to us, click on the following meet the teacher link.
EYFS – Meet the teacher

What have we been busy doing in Reception?

Reception have now all settled into school and we are now busy playing and learning through play each day. We have focused on being happy and safe at school and learning all the routines and expectations in class. We have made lots of friends and love playing inside and outside.

Parent Workshop

All Reception classes have now started learning Phonics. We are using RWI (Read, Write Inc) each day. Parents/ carers, please check our newsletter for regular updates on new phonic workshops.  Please join us as we talk through how we teach your child to read and write in reception and how you can help them at home.
Please click on this link to find out more about our Phonic scheme:
Parent guide to Read Write Inc. Phonics – Oxford Owl

Home Learning

All children have received their Homework books. Please make sure your child completes their weekly homework as well as read their reading books every day. If your child has not received their reading book it means they still need to learn their letter sounds/ blend. Please practise their letter sound tiles every day as explained in our phonic workshop. Please remember to support your child every day and sign their diary once a week. If you have any queries, please come and find us and we will be happy to help.

Here are some photos of us learning in Reception.



We are learning our phonics every day in class.

Please help us to learn, say and write our sounds. please also remember to help us write our names.

Curriculum Maps

Coming soon

Is your child new to Reception?

Welcome to Nursery Video:

Welcome to Reception Video :


Do you like stories?

​Click here to listen to lots of stories read by all the wonderful staff at Prince of Wales: 


 Click on the following link to claim your free BookTrust pack. 

BookTrust Parent Sign-Up


Listen to this great story called ‘Tough Guys have feelings too’…

How do you feel about changes?

Words like:

‘Happy’ , ‘excited’ , ‘worried’ and ‘nervous’ can describe just a few of the feelings you may be feeling. All these feelings are ok as long as we talk about them!

Have a great day and see you soon! 

Quotes from our parents

“I am very happy with the support and advice the teachers have given me regarding my child’s development. I also have found the parenting sessions very helpful as they gave me a lot of advice that I can do to support the development of my child.”

“I am so pleased with the progress my child has made in school. He is always so pleased and excited about everything he does in school.”

“ I am so happy with the progress she has made this year! She has really come a long way from when she started.”

“ Since my child started Reception, I have seen a big improvement in her writing and reading. Her teacher has been a great teacher and support to my child. She has always kept me informed of anything I needed to know regarding her. She has had a great year at Prince of Wales!”

“ As usual I come into my child’s class for parent’s evening and I am overfilled with joy and happiness to see the amazing work she has done and to see her play. It really is such a special moment and I thank her teachers for all their hard work. my child loves you and I do too.”

Information for Parents

The EYFS Team

Mrs Davis – Assistant Headteacher – EYFS
Reception Oak Class: Ms Thomas – Class Teacher and Ms Ahmet -Teaching Assistant
Reception Birch Class: Ms Eraclis  – Class Teacher and Miss Scarlett- Jordan – Teaching Assistant
Ms Hickman- EYFS Practitioner working across EYFS and Ms Osman – Teaching Assistant working across EYFS

School hours

Morning Place 8.30am – 11.30am (8.30am-8.45am Soft Start and 11.15am Soft End).
Afternoon Space 12.15pm- 3.15pm (12.00pm-12.15pm Soft Start and 3.00pm – 3.15pm Soft End)
We have a limited number of 30 hour spaces.  Please contact our school office if you are interested in a 30 hour place.

8.50am – 3.15pm – Children marked late from 8.55am. If your child arrives to school after 8.55am  they will be marked in as late. Please go to the office to be marked in then walk back to the woodlands with your child.

Any children collected late will be sent to our late room in the main school and the schools’ late collection policy will be followed.

Breakfast Club and After School CLub:
Before school we have a Breakfast Club for Reception children which runs from 07:30 to 08:45am. PLease see the main school office for more details. We also have Walker after school club. PLease ask at the office if you are interested in booking a place.

How to apply for a place at our Nursery and Reception

If you would like to apply for a place at our school please  click on the link to contact Enfield admissions for details of when to apply for a Nursery or Reception place.

EYFS Policy

Click here to read our EYFS Policy

Learning in Nursery and Reception

Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum is based on The Early Years Framework where we focus on these seven main areas:
Communication and Language
Physical development
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive arts and design

These areas form our framework and we use this to help us plan activities and provision for your child.

All children are regularly assessed through observation and parents are informed of their next steps through our weekly and termly meetings.


Learning in Reception

Outdoor Learning

Our Outdoor area is a very important part of our provision and children have access to this every day. As part of our EYFS framework, we are required to have the children play outside every day. Even when it is cold or raining. We ask that all parents provide warm clothing in colder months and wellington boots that stay in school at all times. If your child is in Nursey we ask that you provide the children with plimsolls for the inside also. Please ensure your child’s name is on everything – even shoes.

Open day

Before your child starts school in September you will have the opportunity to come and spend some time with us. If you are thinking of applying for a school place with us then we welcome you by showing you around our wonderful environment. Please contact the school office number where we will be happy to show you around Nursery and Reception.

Home Visits

Once you have been offered a place at our Nursery or Reception, we will arrange a visit with you and your child at home. This allows your child to get to know nursery staff at home where they feel most comfortable and secure.

Two members of staff will come on the home visit, one of who will be your child’s key person. Typically a home visits lasts for 20 – 25  minutes.
We believe that the home visit is most beneficial in helping the children to settle into school life more easily.
Do tell us if you have any worries about, for example, eating or sleeping habits.
They could affect your child’s ability to learn and a discussion often helps.
The home visit is an essential part of preparing your child for school.
Children often talk about this during their time in school with fondness, and it establishes the link between home and school working together for the children’s education and happiness.

Settling  into the Nursery or Reception

We have a staggered intake in our Nursery and Reception Classes. The Staff  here will inform you of your child’s first day.  It is important for parents/carers to stay with new children until they are settled into the Nursery. If your child is in Reception then you will be able to leave your child. All new children stay for one hour only on their first day and their key person will advise you at the end of their first day how long they will stay for the next day. We work with parents/carers in deciding when the child should be left unaccompanied. For some children, the transition from home to school is easy whilst we also recognise that some children will require more time and support to begin to be more confident and independent when their parents are not present.

Sick children

If your child is unwell please keep them at home until they are better and inform the office. In cases of diarrhoea / vomiting our policy is that children should be kept off from school for 48 hours since their last incident. If your child has any allergies or other medical conditions it is important to let staff know, so that the necessary precautions and procedures can be followed. If your child catches an infectious disease such as chicken pox, measles, mumps etc please inform the school by phone so that we can inform other parents and alert them to any symptoms their child may show.

In the case of illness or accidents we may have to contact you during the day, please let us know if you change your phone number at work or at home. Please let us know the reasons for absences so that we can keep the registers annotated as required by law.

Key Person

Your child will be assigned their own key person. A key person forms  a stronger link with your child and you as a family. We will let you know who the key person for your child will be once they start Nursery/ Reception. You will be informed of who your child’s key person is when they start school.


In the morning and afternoon session we provide the children with a snack of milk and fruit. On very cold days we may treat them to a hot chocolate. If your child attends nursery then we are always grateful to receive breadsticks, cheese, veggie sticks and other healthy snacks for us to share. Please do not bring in extra snacks for your child to have in school.



Bedtime Story books and Library

Once the children are settled, they will be able to choose a book each week to take home until the following week. Please try and find a few minutes to look at this book with your child. Looking and talking about the pictures and the story and reading the book will help your child develop an interest in and enthusiasm for books and reading. We have a selection of bilingual books available in  Nursery and Reception.

Please take care of the books as we will ask you to replace or pay £5  for any that are lost or damaged.

In addition to this, children in Reception classes will be bringing a matched reading book home from our scheme. They will be given a reading day and the books need to be returned on this day. If your child does not have a reading book it means they still need to practice the letter sound tiles. Please practise these as discussed in our phonic workshop held on the 18th October 2022. 

EYFS Booklist


There is a Prince of Wales  uniform which is compulsory. The Foundation Stage uniform consists of: grey trousers/ grey tracksuit bottoms, white polo shirt, school sweater or cardigan with logo and plain black shoes.  School uniform jumpers and cardigans  will be available to purchase on the school premises . Please see office for more details. PLEASE WRITE YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON ALL ITEMS.

Many activities are based in the  water and children will occasionally get wet.

This is not a problem as we will change their clothes.

In case of emergencies/accidents we do have a limited supply of nursery clothes we will change your child into. It would be helpful if you could wash through and return the spare clothes promptly.

Please do not send your child to Nursery/ Reception with  any jewellery, including studs as these could get caught in clothing.

How can you help your child at home?

Make time to talk through what your child has done that day.
Share books, songs and games with your child, and talk about them together.
Talk to your child, introducing new words whenever you can. Children learning English as an additional language need first to develop confidence in their home language.
Help your child to recognize shapes, colours, numbers and words in familiar places such as food packets, street signs and advertisements.
Provide opportunities for your child to investigate and ask questions about the world around.
Encourage your child to use pens, pencils, chalk, paints and simple tools, such as scissors.
Write your child’s name and help him or her to recognise it.
Introduce the language of counting during activities such as cooking and shopping.
Provide opportunities for running, climbing and chasing.

Let your child enjoy and invent sounds, words, songs, music and rhymes.


Click here to see photos of we have been learning in Reception




Useful Websites:              


Youtube    Nursery rhymes or traditional stories.

Bookstart  (Information for parents)

Reception  ( for a free trial) ( log in – for free) Gives you access to hundreds of online books to read with your child. ( school has paid for your log in fee)

Youtube    The Reading Machine, Letters and Sounds (phonics articulation or phonics song )


Family Learning

BBC schools website