High Frequency Words

Please click the links below to access the High Frequency Words list

Word version: High-Frequency-Word-List

PDF version: High-Frequency-Word-List


Below is the powerpoint shared with Reception parents in September as well as a link to download a pdf copy

Reception Information September 2017



Most of us read without even thinking about it. It’s a skill we take for granted, yet one that is essential for being able to get on in life. As a child grows up, being able to read well not only enables them to discover new facts and to learn at school, but also opens them up to a world of new ideas, stories and opportunities.

Children’s early language skills can have a major impact on the development of their literacy skills during primary school, and their ability to read well by the age of 11 – and this relationship starts very early in a child’s life. A child’s language skills at the age of two have a strong influence on their school readiness at the age of five, and this can continue to affect how children get on at school as they grow up.

As the children move through the reading milestones they should secure their understanding of the text. This can be supported by the listener through asking questions. Please see the progressive questioning techniques in the presentation below – or click on this link to view a pdf version Questions when reading



Please find below the information document which was shared with our new Reception Class parents in September 2017:

Parent Information 2017


You will find below the information booklet for our new Rising 5s Reception students for September 2017-18.  You can either click on the named link below to open a pdf copy of the booklet (which can then be printed) or view an online version by clicking on the Issuu image.


17-18 New Student Information Primary Booklet


Other Important Information

Walk to School sheet

Reading at Simon Balle

Behaviour Primary