Burpham Primary School

Burpham Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7LZ


01483 572510

Welcome to Reception

Wrens and Puffins

Learning in Early Years looks different each and everyday. Check in often for updates on things we have been doing!

If you need to contact us with any queries about your child, please use the email address eyfs@burpham.surrey.sch.uk

Thank you :)


Mrs Booth  

Wrens' Class Teacher 


 Mrs Franklin 

Puffins' Class Teacher & EYFS Lead

Mrs Taylor

Puffins' Class Teacher





Mrs Coultman-



Mrs Grant



Mrs Hughes



Mrs Wickwar


Mrs St George 



Wrens and Puffins news

Wrens and Puffins have enjoyed exploring things that go! We've looked at things with wheels, wings and other things! We've built vehicles, rolled vehicles down ramps, found out about vehicles that help us and created rockets to launch into space! What busy learning in  Reception!

Look at our learning about the Lunar New Year! We have enjoyed finding out about how people celebrate with their families and all about the race by the animals in the Zodiac. This year is the year of the dragon! 

Click below to view our Spring term newsletter, Curriculum overview and 'Reception meeting to parents' PowerPoint.

 Curriculum plan REC Spring 24.pdfDownload
 NEWSLETTER Spring Rec 24.pubDownload
 Parent presentation EYFS Sept.pptxDownload
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We have been busy sharing stories together by Julia Donaldson. We have loved our learning activities for 'Room on the broom', 'The Snail and the whale' and 'Stickman'.

Phonics in Reception

Here at Burpham, we follow the 'Essential Letters and Sounds programme' for our daily phonics lessons.

Please use the resources below to see how you can support your child at home with their phonics at home.

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Please click on the presentation below to see a parent's guide to ELS phonics at Burpham (shared at the coffee morning 15/9/2023)

 Parent presentation EYFS Sept.pptxDownload
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Home Learning

Please use the flash cards we have sent home to consolidate sounds taught and the Harder to Read and Spell words

Read books/stories daily and have conversations about the books you've shared

Play games together - practise turn taking, recognising numbers on a dice, counting the spaces and following the rules of the game

Bake or cook something - follow instructions, measure, count, explore the reactions, taste and discuss likes and dislikes

Educational apps that make learning fun

 -Teach your monster to read

 - Phonics Play

 - Cbeebies explore

 - Reading eggs

 - Voice recorder (read a sentence to the app and listen to it back in a silly voice!)

- Numberblocks

CEOP website supporting online safety through an interactive game

The new interactive website encourages 4-7s to engage safely online by helping them to recognise worrying, upsetting or scary situations and reinforcing the key message that they should ‘Tell A Grown Up’ in these instances.

The website is divided into sections for 4-5 and 6-7 year olds and features relevant and age-appropriate games for the chosen age bracket. Each game focuses on one of four topics:

  • watching videos
  • chatting online
  • sharing pictures
  • gaming online
The Jessie & Friends episodes are also available to watch on the new website to enhance understanding.
Take a look at the new website

In the event of school closure: 

On rare occasions, it may be necessary to close the school. This may be due to adverse weather conditions or perhaps when essential school services cannot be provided –e.g. heating, plumbing or water.  

Please refer to the School’s Bad Weather Policy on our website for information regarding how we communicate a school closure. 

Class teachers will then initiate home school learning activities, and these will be available to children by 10am of the same morning.