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Burnley St Peter's

C of E Primary School

New Starters 2021

Welcome to

Reception Starters 2021

Welcome to all of the families starting with us in September 2021. Your child starting school is a huge step for them and yourselves as parents, so we want to make this transition as easy and seamless as possible.

On this page I, Miss Franklin the Reception Class Teacher, will be adding documents, websites and information you need to know before your child starts with us in September 2021. 


Have a good look through the documents and information. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact myself or the leadership team either by phoning the school on 01282 426873 or by emailing me at and we shall endeavour to answer your questions as promptly as possible. 


I will update this page as regularly as I can with further information about arrangements for September and further transition information. I look forward to speaking with you all soon and welcoming your children to our school in September.


Miss Franklin

New Intake Booklet 2021-2022

Some Useful Documents & Videos From Our School Nurse

Bed Wetting - Support and Information

Lancashire Family Service Opportunities

Ready Steady School: 

2hr Zoom Course (various times/ dates)

Enrol here:

It’s been an unsettling year for lots of families, and starting at ‘big’ school can be exciting and daunting for parents and children alike! Come along and learn top tips to get you and your family ‘school ready!”. During this short course you will have the opportunity to explore how to best prepare your child for school including developing an awareness of the Early Years Foundation Stage and reception year.


Create a Story Sack:

Zoom Course- Monday 7th June x 5 weeks, 12:30-2:30pm

Enrol here:

This is a fun, practical online course that will give parents and carers the opportunity to create a 'Story Sack' for their child to enjoy at home.  It will give parents the chance to get creative by making games, activities and props to accompany the chosen 'story book' and identify how using the contents of the sack helps promote a love of reading and develop a child's literacy skills. Suitable for parents/ carers of children aged 3-7yrs. FREE resource pack included so you can create your story sack at home!


Look Who's Talking: Speech & Language:

Zoom course-Thursday 10th June x 4 Weeks. 12:45-2:45pm

Enrol here:

During this free course, you will have the opportunity to explore a range of speaking and listening activities that Early Year’s children are taught, these activities are aimed to develop your awareness as a family about communication skill, including: speaking, listening, interacting and understanding skills at home.
The course uses animal themed games/ activities, (including singing/ rhyme/ craft/ repetition), to encourage and develop speaking and listening skills. You will increase your skills and confidence to support your child’s speech and language development at home.


Closing the Gap; Early Phonics and reading Skills:

Zoom Course- Wednesday 9th June x 5 weeks, 9:30-11:30am

Enrol here:

The unpredictability of this year has meant that lots of parents/ carers are concerned that the Coronavirus lockdown may have impacted their child's learning. This course aims to help improve the phonics and reading skills of children in Reception and Year 1. Over the 5 weeks, the course will enable you to develop your confidence, knowledge and skills around how you can support your children's emerging literacy skills. Its full of ideas, activities, games and resources you can use with your children at home. FREE resource pack provided.

Supporting your child

Below are some really useful documents and websites for you to have a look at before your child starts at school, and also during their Reception Year. 


Lancashire - Getting Read to Start School

This LCC website has some useful information on school readiness.


Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds was launched by the DFE to support you in helping your child's early learning and help setting them up for school.


Small Talk

The National Literacy Trust have set up Small Talk to support language development for children under the age of 5 years old, supporting you with the skills and confidence to chat, play and read with your child every day.


Tiny Happy People

This BBC resource helps you to develop your child's communication skills with simple activities and play ideas.


'What to Expect When' & 'Parents Guide to the EYFS'

These two documents below are provided to support you in further understanding your child's development and the curriculum they are learning through in their reception year.