Welcome to Reception

A parent’s guide for what to expect in the early years foundation stage please click on the link below:

What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage


Please click on the image below for an overview on E.Y.F.S. at New Oscott Primary School.

dB Primary

All 'Home-Learning' resources for Reception will now be placed on our online learning hub, dB Primary. Your child has been given login details for this website and the logo below will take you straight to the login page. On dB Primary, your child can access a 'Reception' page where it will detail the tasks that your child should complete at home as well as the opportunity for children to upload the work that they complete. It contains all the documents that your child might need to complete the work. If you have any problems with accessing dB primary, please email us at enquiry@newoscott.bham.sch.uk

Science in EYFS

Science in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is part of Understanding the World (UTW) section of the curriculum. Children are naturally inquisitive and love to ask questions, explore new things and investigate how things work. It is vital, therefore, that we develop their passion of scientific discovery from a young age.

At New Oscott Primary School, we aim to deliver a well-balanced EYFS curriculum, where children can explore, investigate and ask questions about objects, people and resources within their child initiated play and also during adult led and taught sessions.

A fundamental part of the EYFS curriculum is enabling the environment so that children can fully access aspects of UTW within all areas of the classroom, both inside and out.

Please click on the image below for an overview on Science in EYFS


Parent’s Guide to Promoting Early Learning  and Development at Home (0 - 5 years)
Supporting Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Family booklet

Please find attached a letter about online daily phonics lessons beginning on Monday 27th April. The lessons are specially for Reception and Year 1 pupils and have been put together by our local English Hub school, Little Sutton Primary in Sutton Coldfield. There are separate lessons for Reception  and Year 1 pupils.

Letters and Sounds at home


Phase 2 and 3 sounds - Powerpoint

These are the sounds children are familiar with. 

Children should be able to blend to read all these words. 
Children need to learn to read these words by sight. They will not able to blend them. 

Other useful websites 

Free learning packs

Classroom Secrets

Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.
Oxford Owl

Lots of activities with the familiar character Spot.
Fun with Spot

A variety of games to support all areas of the curriculum.
ICT Games

A variety of free phonics games.
Phonics Play

A variety of games to support all areas of the curriculum.

Lots of games and stories, often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.
BBC - CBeebies

A variety of games to support all areas of the curriculum.

Lots of great songs and stories with videos.
Learn English Kids - British Council

 Literacy website supporting reading and grammar.
Roy the Zebra

Please take a look at our Learning Environment by clicking the link below:
Learning Environment

Please click on the link below for more information

School Closure Reception - Covid-19