Northern Federation

Starting in Year R 2021 - Parent Page

Have you collected your goody bag? Take a look at our new Starting in Year R 2021 Pupil Page for more exciting content!

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 Recent communication:

Frequently asked questions when starting school

Sweatshirts and cardigans with our federation logo can be purchased from Skoolkit in Fareham.


Goody Bag Pick up! - June Update

Don't forget to come to the school on Friday 11th June between 9.30 and 2.30 to collect  your goodybag and find out which class your child will join. Will they be a Giraffe or a Tiger?


Online parent workshops - updated June 2021

Update - Hampshire are now offering a range of courses to parents from language development, positive approaches and school readiness. Book yourself on a free course here

We recommend - 'Preparing your child for Primary School', 'How Children Learn to Talk' and 'Positive, Practical Parenting' 


Activities to try at home

Tiny Happy People have produced a series of short videos with suggestions for games and activities you can do at home, which will support your child with a range of skills. They are fun and easy to do. Take a look here


Please take a look at our 'Parent Information Pack' which answers many of the frequently asked questions from parents.

Attached below is a link 'getting ready to start school'  as well as the Hampshire School Readiness document. Both of these provide great guidance on the fundamental skills which should be happening before any curriculum learning can take place. These are everyday things which will support your child's learning, awareness and development and can be completed by giving them experiences, being outdoors and questioning absolutely everything! Try starting sentences with 'I wonder if...?' or 'What do you think...?' and then allow them to think for themselves and be independent!

Getting ready to start school

School readiness leaflet

If you have any questions please email us at


Best wishes

Mrs Fullick