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To contact Mrs Buchner (Assistant Head teacher: EYFS), please use the contact form below

EYFS literacy workshops for Reception parents


I would like to invite you to the following EYFS workshops over the next couple of weeks. The workshops will be held from 9:00 -10:15 at the Shaftesburys site (Dining hall) on the following days:


Friday, 23th of November 2018: Phonics


Friday, 30th of November 2018: Reading


Friday, 7th of December 2018: Writing


The sessions are designed to develop your understanding of how children learn to read and write in Reception. The sessions will also provide you with some tips on how you can support your children at home with their learning and development. Please note that there will not be a crèche facility during these workshops.


There will be a Maths workshop in the New Year.


Please let your child’s class teacher know if you are able to attend.


I hope to see you at our workshops!


Yours sincerely


Mrs Buchner

Assistant Head Teacher – Early years Foundation stage

Raising confident children -Parent seminar on the 9th of November 2018

Dear Nursery Parents,

If your child was born between the 1st of September 2014 and 31st of August 2015 , you can apply for them now to start school full-time in September 2019. Please note that no child is guaranteed a place, even if they attend our Nursery already or has siblings attending at Gascoigne Primary school. 


The closing date for applications is 15 January 2019 and you will receive an email from the Local authority on the 16th of April to let you know the results of your application.


You can make your application:


  • On-line , by clicking on the link below

  • or you can visit Dagenham Library on Tuesdays and Barking Learning Centre on Thursdays until the 15th of January 2019. Each session starts at 9am and ends at 4:30pm


Please contact our school office if you require a tour of our Reception classes.


If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to speak to me or any member of the Nursery team.

Best wishes, 

Mrs Buchner

Christmas Concert 2017


Remembrance day 2017

Dear Reception parents and carers:


You are invited to attend the following workshops from 9:00-10:15 at the Shaftesburys:


10 November 2017: Phonics


17 November 2017: Reading


24 November 2017: Writing


1 December 2017: Mathematics


During the workshops we will share some tips of how you can help your children at home with their reading, writing and Mathematics.


Looking forward to seeing you all there!


Mrs Buchner




Reception children reading!

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Dear EYFS parents

Welcome to the new academical year! We are looking forward to a very exciting 2017-2018!

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for links to other areas within the EYFS

Thank you!

Many thanks to all our wonderful EYFS parents and carers who attended our Stay and play sessions last week

(week beginning 23.01.2017).

A big thank you also to all the parents/carers who accompanied us on our trips to the Science museum and the Nursery's walk around Barking.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please note that the closing date for applications for Reception 2017-2018 will be on the 15th of January 2017. Please see the link below

Dear Parents and Carers,

Just a reminder that our ORAL HEALTH workshops (for EYFS parents/carers) will start on the 24th of January 2017 in the Food technology room. We are looking forward to seeing you there. The second session will be on the 31st of January 2017.

Christmas holiday

Best wishes for a peaceful and restful holiday season and a very happy, healthy and enjoyable 2017!

Mahnoor Masood Winner of Christmas Card Competition 2016!!

Mahnoor Masood Winner of Christmas Card Competition 2016!! 1 Mahnoor Masood with mum and dad outside Townhall.
Mahnoor Masood Winner of Christmas Card Competition 2016!! 2 Mahnoor feeling extremely proud!
Mahnoor Masood Winner of Christmas Card Competition 2016!! 3 Mahnoor and the Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP