New Reception Children Starting September 2020
Admissions for September 2020
First - welcome to our school! We are so pleased that you have chosen our school for your child to attend this coming academic year and beyond. We are looking forward to meeting you and are excited about developing a personal relationship with you to meet the educational and social needs of your child.
We hope that you understand that due to the recent exceptional circumstances of Covid-19, we are unable to offer our normal transition to school at the current time. However, we don't want you to worry and will be happy to discuss anything with you re. admission to school and ask that you call us to discuss your child's individual needs. Our number is 02380 863188 . If you leave a message and your contact number then a member of school staff or I will return your call as soon as we can.
There are no transition events currently planned before September 2020.
We know that once places are confirmed, families start thinking about the transition to big school. They have lots of questions - from practical ones about drop-off and pick-up, uniform and homework, to concerns about their child making friends or settling with their new teacher.
Transition is really important, partly to allay any worries children might have, but also for parents. It’s a much bigger deal for some families than others, but it’s the start of a three-year relationship and we want to make sure it gets off to the best start possible. Like most schools around the UK, we would usually invite parents into school for information sessions and arrange for children to meet their teachers.
However we’re now thinking about alternative ways of helping new starters with the move to big school. This will be both in terms of how we can help them get a feel for the school, the staff and the way we do things, and what parents can do with children while they’re at home to get them ready for transition.
Parents are now likely to miss out on physically coming in to school before their child starts, but we’re exploring ways to make sure they have all the information they need, which will help everyone when school does begin. Please look at the videos for a virtual tour of your child's class.
We will write to you as soon as we know more from the Government about how reintroduction to social life and schooling will take place. Until then - please access our website pages for key information and over the next few weeks we will be adding atimetable for September. Your child will also receive a letter explain which class they are in and who their teacher and teaching assistant will be.
We look forward to meeting and welcoming you to our school soon.
Executive Head Teacher
Owls Class Virtual Tour
Rabbits Class Virtual Tour
Summer has nearly arrived, we wish you all a fun and safe Summer holiday and we are really looking forward to welcoming you in September. Below you will find a 'Challenge Grid' for each Reception class, we are hoping you and your child will enjoy this wonderful way to start making some links between home and school in readiness for September. We look forward to sharing your photos once the children start school.
The Early Years Team
Summer Challenge Grids
Year R Curriculum Powerpoint
The videos below show the actions that match our letter sounds in phonics. You may have already seen your children come home with these actions so we are about to show you what this looks like in our phonics lessons. We introduce our new sounds in phases and sets to support the children with a progressive introduction. The videos that you see will reflect the progression of how the children learn their sounds at school.
Phase 2 Set 1
Phase 2 Set 2
Phase 2 Set 3
Phase 2 Set 4
Phase 2 Set 5
The videos below show how we teach the children to write the letters that they have learnt in phonics.
Phase 2 set 1
Phase 2 Set 2
Phase 2 Set 3
Phase 2 set 4
Phase 2 Set 5
Useful learning links