New Starter

Foundation Stage

Once you have confirmation from the Leicestershire County Council that your child has a place at Badgerbrook Primary School, you will receive a pack from the school containing information and an admission form that needs to be sent back to the school office.

You will be informed of the date and time of the meeting for parents where you will find out all the information you need to prepare your child for starting school with us.

When the school receives the Local Authority list of children starting at Badgerbrook, the Foundation Stage teachers will visit a majority of playgroups to introduce themselves and begin the transition process.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation our usual procedures for New Starters are a little different this year. Click here to find a presentation with lots of information to help you and your child prepare for starting school at Badgerbrook. You can also watch the video on this page.


Phonics as part of Early Years Learning

Key points of this video are to:

  • Understand why we use synthetic the phonics programme ‘Read Write Inc’;
  • Know how the programme breaks down reading and writing into small steps;
  • Know how pure sounds are pronounced;
  • Understand who Fred is!
  • Know how to have fun at home helping your child.

Click here for the slides which accompany this video.

Maths in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Click here for a presentation about how we teach Maths