Early Years at Tortworth

When children start school at Tortworth they join us in Wagtail Class, along with Year 1 and Year 2.  The older children are very welcoming and help the younger children to settle into school routines very quickly. 

We have a fantastic learning environment for the Early Years at Tortworth Primary School. There is an enclosed outdoor space off the classroom which allows free flow between indoors and outdoors. There are lots of opportunities for outdoor learning including a mud kitchen, ride-on toys, den making materials and planters for growing flowers and vegetables. Indoors there is space for adult led as well as child initiated learning. 

We take part in Forest School activities regularly in our Wild Woods area and we also have a Bark Area, Peace Garden and all-weather play area known as the MUGA. 

Reception 2021

We are really pleased that you are thinking of choosing Tortworth Primary School for your child. 

Unfortunately, at the moment, we are not able to hold the usual events that would help you make your decision such as an Open Evening or a Tour of the school or a Stay and Play session with your child.  

There are some  videos on the Starting School page to give you some idea of what we are like. 

If you have any questions about starting at Tortworth Primary School or you would like to book a virtual Q and A session, please send an email to office@tortworthprimaryschool.org.uk and Clare Smith, the Wagtail Class teacher will get back in touch with you. 

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Home Learning Ideas for Pre-School Children

  • activities that develop motor skills: play dough; sand and water play; mud kitchen; gardening; construction kits; art and craft activities; colouring; play writing; cooking 



  • activities that develop listening skills: listening to and talking about stories; joining in with rhymes and songs; listening games like Sound Bingo or Simon Says

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  • practical activities that develop mathematical concepts: sorting; making pictures, models and patterns with shapes: number rhymes and counting to 10 and beyond; counting sets of objects and using the language more and less; comparing things by size, length, weight, how much it holds;

  • simple games that involve taking turns with others;

  • sharing story books, poems and information books together; treasure hunt with their name or letters in their names;

  • lots of talk together about what they are doing and observing in the world around them

School Readiness Leaflet 

Read this for ideas about what you can do to support your child to be ready for school in September. 

Miss Smith reads
Peace at Last
by Jill Murphy

School Nurse Information for Parents

School Uniform

School uniform can be purchased from school or bought online please click here