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New Reception Starters

Welcome to Temple Meadow Primary School!


We are delighted that your child will be joining our Reception in September and we are looking forward to getting, or in many cases continuing, to get to know them!


Starting school should be a happy and exciting time for both your child and for you. We know that you will have lots of questions to ask us and hope the information here will begin to answer at least some of those questions.


We hope that you are looking forward to September, even if things are a bit tricky at the moment. We will do our very best to make you and your child feel secure and valued and ready for the start of the new school year. Our aim is to provide your child with the best education possible and we hope that you will work with us, in partnership, to achieve this aim.


Below is our Reception 2021-2022 transition PowerPoint and School Readiness Leaflet which we hope will provide you with some useful information.

Welcome to the team!

Miss Evans

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Miss Evans has 15 years of teaching experience at Temple Meadow; working within the Early Years and Key Stage two. She is currently the Assistant Head of Early Years and leads on Music and Reading for Life whole school.

Miss Hodgetts

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Miss Hodgetts has two years of teaching experience at Temple Meadow; working in Key Stage 1 and now Early Years. She is currently leading on Spellings whole school.

Miss Evans reading 'The Rainbow Fish'

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Miss Hodgetts reads 'Rumble in the Jungle'

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Temple Meadow Reception Tour

Here are some photographs and videos of our classrooms and learning environments

School Readiness


During the summer each year, Sandwell School Nursing Team run a School Readiness Project. The aim of the project is to help support children to be ready for school in September and give advice to parents. As you will know, children develop at different rates. Some children will be turning five when they start in Reception and others will only just have turned four. Some children are ready and raring to go! Other children may need a little extra time and help to get used to the idea. Each summer families are invited to attend our school readiness community days for fun and freebies. Unfortunately this year due to the Pandemic we have changed our delivery sessions. The sessions will be delivered virtually to families, please see the poster attached for further details of how to take part.

  • Temple Meadow Primary School and Nursery,
  • Wrights Lane, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 6RH
  • Telephone 01384 569 021 
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