Reception 2020 - 2021

Mrs James


Welcome to our new page for parents and carers of pupils who will start at Penwortham Primary School in September 2020. Our teacher is Mrs James and our teaching assistant is Miss Hughes.

The time your child starts school is very special and although we cannot offer our usual induction programme in the summer term we are developing new ways of helping your child settle into our school.

Over the next few weeks we will add information to this page to help you support your child. We have also set up a dedicated email address for you: You can use this to contact our Early Years’ Team at any time.


Hello Receptioners 2020!

Many thanks to you for the responses about pre-school and Nurseries. I will be making contact shortly. In the meantime I would like to ask you to complete and email to me the ‘All About Me’ sheet so that we can make sure that we include lots of activities that fit with your interests when you get here! If your grown -up is a  ‘techie’ it would be lovely if you could add a photo of yourself in the middle, if not, your name will do. As I’m not a techie myself please let me know if I’ve done something wrong and it doesn’t work! 🙂


All About Me

All About Me (Word Version)

Hello everyone!

We are really enjoying getting to know all about you with your pictures and photographs. Today we thought we would add some more information about our school. Here is a video to show you some of the people you will meet and some pictures of our reception learning areas.


I’m sure you all have a lot of questions that you would really like to ask or you may be worried that you don’t know what questions to ask! Well, below are some information ‘Posters’ that I think you might find useful. There is more information to come, from the school bursar and the school Governors and of course if you have anything you would like to ask/know, please use the email above or phone school. All the information below assumes that we will return as ‘normal’ in September and we will keep you as up-to-date as possible. The information as regards dates, times etc for starting school will follow at a later date.


A Day in the Life of a ‘Receptioner’ at Penwortham Primary

EYFS Curriculum

EYFS Systems

EYFS Practicalities

useful websites for new starters

Getting ready for starting school top tips

What to expect when – Guide for parents

School Nurse intro for parents – primary

Starting School Information

Here’s another helpful document!

helping my child get ready for starting school 2020

Files to Download

Reception: News items

Newsletter 9th July, by Mrs Hesketh

Newsletter 2nd July, by Mrs Hesketh

Reception: Blog items

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Reception: Gallery items

Balance Bikers, by Mrs Hesketh

British Science Week 2021, by Miss McKenna

Reception: Calendar items

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Penwortham Primary School

Crookings Lane, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0HU

Headteacher: Mrs Helen Hesketh

01772 743321

Bursar: Mrs Julie Cullen

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