On this page you will find all the information for starting school in Reception Class 2020-21.
We are looking forward to welcoming you and your child to our school. As part of our transition arrangements we arrange a home visit to meet you and your child. This is an opportunity for you to give us background information about your child and for you to ask us questions about your child’s first school days. However, due to the current circumstances we are having to adapt a few of our originally planned transition activities. You and your child will now be invited to a virtual home visit via Microsoft Teams with Miss Searle. This will still be an opportunity for you to give us background information about your child and for you to ask us questions about your child’s first school days. It will also be great for your child to be able to see and talk to Miss Searle. These will be timetabled in for either Thursday 1stJuly, Thursday 8th July or Thursday 15th July. We will be in contact soon to organise these.
We will also be doing a meet and greet at the school on Tuesday 13th July where you will be able to come to the school gate and pick up your child’s new book bag, school bottle and special gift!
We also wanted to give you some key dates for September. Our official start date is Monday 6th of September but there will be two INSET days on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th September. We are going to have smaller groups of 10 children attend on Wednesday 8th September, Thursday 9th September, and Friday 10th September. We will be telling you your child’s first day in the virtual home visit.
ALL children will then be in school from Monday 13th September and will be attending full time.
Please can we have all your forms completed and dropped to the school office by Friday 25th June. You can drop them in at the main green gates Mon-Fri anytime between 9am and 3pm. Press the bell button at the main gate and a member of the office staff will let you in. Please wear a face mask when entering our school grounds.
How has your child been finding our school readiness challenges? As we have said before they are vital skills that will help your child transition smoothly to their new classroom in the Autumn Term. Please complete as many as possible. Below are some links to other documents that may be useful:
https://www.pacey.org.uk/Pacey/media/Website-files/school%20ready/PACEY_preparingforschool_guide.pdf This is an informative document to help prepare your child for starting school.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1 This is a link to a BBC Bitesize section about starting Primary School.
https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2018/06/27/15/30/15/280/Oxford_Owl_Starting_School_Guide_2018.pdf This is a guide written to help children make the best possible start to school life.
Please be reassured that we are going to do all we can to ensure your child has a smooth transition during this time and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have on the following email firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks for your cooperation.
Mr Walden Miss Tonkin Miss Searle
Headteacher Deputy Head / EYFS Lead EYFS Teacher