Good luck with getting the job I'm an NQT in Year 1 at the moment. Will depend on your school as to whether you get to go in and meet the Reception children or not, sure something could be arranged if you ask. You will be given class list and SEN notes and their Early Years profile scores. It can be easy to spend lots of your own money on school stuff so don't start manically buying stuff as they may have everything you need. I just found it useful to purchase some plastic baskets for each table to keep their pencils, colours etc as the classroom didn't have any and I got some nice stickers. As the pupils are coming up from Early Years they will have profile scores for different areas, it is worth time looking at these to see where the gaps are. It is unlikely they will have an assessment for you to use the first week back, I would tend to use the profile scores and set up some practical literacy and numeracy activities based on these results for them to complete. I know it is tempting to get as much as done possible before you start but really until you get into school you can't get much done in advance. The most useful things you can do is familiarise yourself with the Literacy and Numeracy framework for Year 1 so that you start to get an idea of the objectives (though if you've been Year 1 you'll know these). Let me know if any more questions, v.happy to help if I can.