Starting primary school is an exciting time for both children and parents; it can also be a little nerve-wracking too! We work hard to give your child a warm welcome and to help them settle in comfortably and quickly. Before you know it, your child will be making friends, learning new skills, and becoming increasingly independent.
Families will receive a welcome pack by post, which will include key information, as well as forms to be completed by parents and returned. We will also invite parents into school for a welcome meeting in May. There will be several events over the coming months, including a teddy bear’s picnic, further details of which can be found in the Key Dates section below.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, call 01422 430480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for welcome meeting in school, where you can find out about school uniform, breakfast club, snack and lunchtimes, bookbags, our buddy system and ask any questions you might have. We will also collect student information from parents.
Let’s get to know each other. Listen to a bedtime story read by a member of staff – new stories will be uploaded regularly! We will also upload a video tour of the school, so that the children can begin to get familiar with their environment.
You and your child will be invited into school at a prearranged time to enjoy one of our delicious lunches.
Two members of the team will visit your family home at a prearranged time. The visit will be relaxed and informal. Any questions are answered, concerns eased, and every effort is made that parent and child feel confident and happy to start school in September.
Your child will be invited for a stay and play session. You are encouraged to stay with your child and get to know the staff and children.
Bring your teddy bear and enjoy an afternoon of fun and laughter at our very own Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
Reception students start school – part time and in specified groups
Group 1 – TBC – part time
Group 2 – TBC part time
Let’s get to know each other. Listen to a bedtime story read by a member of staff – new stories will be uploaded regularly throughout the summer.
To help your child get ready for school, you can build their independence by making sure they are comfortable doing simple tasks by themselves; such as:
Children learn in school by playing and interacting with other children and staff. They will make better progress if they are confident mixing with other children and adults. You can encourage this by:
Complete the challenges on our Be School Ready Bingo card to get your child ready for school. You can download it here: Be Ready Bingo
We will be sending out ParentPay activation letters over the summer holidays, so please keep an eye out for these – they will be posted to your home address. You will need to activate your ParentPay account to enable you to pay for school meals, trips and other items.
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