Sidegate Primary School

Seize Opportunity, Create Success

Reception (EYFS)

Welcome to Reception (EYFS)


At Sidegate we follow the statutory Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework for pupils in the Reception Year. We aim to provide a safe, stimulating and welcoming environment where children learn through play and develop to their full potential. Through communication and interaction with parents, staff ensure that learning is personalised to each pupil. A  wide range of learning opportunities help pupils to work towards achieving the Framework’s Early Learning Goals.


If your child is moving into Reception in 2021, visit our dedicated transition page using the link below.



Class Teachers

Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) for Reception (EYFS) children joining in September

tig - a new app for parents with children aged 0-5.

This app has been designed specifically for parents.  It gives tips and ideas to help you engage with your child/children.  It is funded by the Ipswich Opportunity Fund.  Just type in: tig app into the app store and you will be able to access it.  It is free for all Ipswich parents.  It asks a few questions to begin with, but once you are in it will send you two tips a week.  Let us know how you get on.  All feedback will be passed onto the app designers.

Things our families say about us


"Thank you all so very much for helping .... through Reception.  He has enjoyed everyday and can't wait to start Year 1".


"Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough report.  We remain delighted with ..... progress and the care and attention shown by all the staff!"


"A lovely report to read, thank you for giving the time it must have taken.  I will treasure this forever."


"Reading ..... report through happy tears.  So delighted how well he has settled at Sidegate."

Home Learning Expectations and Information


Your child has been given a reading book, Reading/Home Challenge Book and a Phonic Book.  Please ensure they come in to school everyday.  

  • Reading books will be changed once a week.
  • Please hear your child read for 5 minutes every day.
  • Homework will be marked once a week on a Tuesday and new homework will be sent home on a Wednesday. 
  • Phase 3 Phonic Books will come home every day.  Please share the sound with your child.  Remember they are the experts and will support you with the correct pronunciation.
Summer 2022 - Termly Curriculum Overviews now available under our section 'Key Information' 'The Sidegate Curriculum'