The Reception Team at Glenmere Community Primary School wish you all a warm welcome to this virtual tour. We hope that it provides you with an insight into our setting and how your child will begin their primary school learning journey.  Please take a look and watch it as many times as you want so that you can get to know the setting before September. Enjoy! 

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Useful Videos and Websites for Parents

Phonics Workshop Video - https://watch.screencastify.com/v/hpPspYoz3IKkVkId5r3p 

Oxford Owl: Helping your child to read webpage - https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/phonics-videos/

Oxford Owl: How to pronounce pure sounds video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCI2mu7URBc

Rocket Phonics Set 1 Pure Sounds Video - https://watch.screencastify.com/v/8pCMEEpma4QTKZQpmwGb

Rocket Phonics Set 2 Pure Sounds Video - https://watch.screencastify.com/v/tSWYZFvE3IlWHSk8ijOE

Understanding Phonics Video - https://watch.screencastify.com/v/mr23b5p5Ko22vAyi0s9u

Understanding Writing Video - https://watch.screencastify.com/v/B2HLpJWyvkrsGJebvGoa

Click here for useful websites to supporting the learning in school 

Yearly Overview

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Below are documents outlining learning in EYFS:







RSE Curriculum Overview


Personal Growth


Here you will find lots of useful resources to link with our maths in school to help you to understand how we teach maths in EYFS.

We use the White Rose approach to our maths learning. The documents on this page detail the scheme we follow and the phases in which skills and knowledge are taught across the year.

White Rose Maths have crated some great videos to support maths learning at home. These videos can be found here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/early-years/

The following documents provide further information:

Learning Maths in EYFS

Maths in EYFS

EYFS Maths Goals

Whiterose Autumn Scheme

Whiterose Phase 2 - It's Me 123

Whiterose Phases 3 - Light and Dark

Whiterose Spring Scheme

Whiterose Phase 5 - Growing

Whiterose Phase 6 - Building 9 and 10

Whiterose Phase 7 - to 20 and Beyond

Whiterose Phase 8 - First Then Now

Whiterose Phase 9 - Find My Pattern

Whiterose Phase 10 - On the Move

Whiterose Reception Scheme


Through the teaching of phonics, children are taught the essential skills needed for reading. At Glenmere we use Rocket Phonics as a systematic synthetic phonics programme. All teaching and materials are used to support the teaching within these lessons. Phonics is taught daily to all children in Reception, and KS1. All pupils are provided with fully decodable books and these are introduced when all the grapheme phoneme correspondences have been taught.

Here you will find our phonics overview which outlines our approach to teaching phonics at Glenmere, following Rocket Phonics

Click the weblink for more information.


The Reading Planet Guide to Reading with your Child provides guidance for reading at home with children aged 4-7 years. This handy guides explains phonics and book banding and includes tips of developing comprehension skills.


The teaching of phonics starts as soon as children join reception. Assessments are completed at the start of Reception and Year 1 and then formative assessments are carried out within daily and weekly teaching through observations. End of half-term assessments are also used as a tool to identify strengths and next steps.

In the summer term of Year 1 there is a national phonics test where children have to read 40 real and alien words to check their understanding of phonics. 

EYFS Yearly Overview

Glenmere's Reading Handbook

Learning Reading in EYFS

Overview of English Curriculum

Supporting Your Child Letters

Here you will find information, advice and web links that can support your child at home. 

Autumn Supporting Your Child Letter

Autumn Useful Sources and Resources for Parents