Starting School in Reception

Is your child starting school in September 2020? Please just come along and see us! Coffee morning dates: - Tuesday 24th September at 9.30am - Thursday 17th October at 11.00am - Tuesday 12th November at 1.30pm Please contact the office on 01952 387570 for a personal show around school by Mrs Roberts, Headteacher. We'd love to show you around our wonderful school.

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                                                                                Class 1

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                                                                               Forest School Friday!


Mrs Caton will collect the children from the playground in the morning, and the children will line up ready beside the wall. This helps them to start the morning in a calm and orderly way. Initially we invite parents to come in with the children to help them become established in to the routine, but parents quickly find that the children become independent and organised in hanging up coats for themselves, and putting reading bags and other items away where they should be.

Transition arrangements for children starting school in September 2019 are as follows:

Thursday 4th July                                                                     1.30pm – 2.30pm

New children to visit class     

Parents to join children in class


Friday 5th July                                                                          1.30pm – 2.45pm

New children to visit class

Parents meet with Mrs Roberts and Mrs Caton


Monday 8th July  and Tuesday 9th July                                         9.30am – 11.30am

New children in school on their own.

These sessions will help your child to get to know our school and simple routines, and enjoy playing ith new friends.


In the first week of term, the children stay in school for the mornings only. This helps them adapt to the new routine, and ensures they aren't too tired. Mrs Caton meets all the parents for an individual appointment - either with or without the children, in the afternoons. Pick up times for the first week in 2019 are as follows:

Wednesday 4th September (am)                                8.50 – 12.15pm


Thursday 5th September (am)                                    8.50 – 1.15pm (and lunch, parents invited to have lunch and then take their child home. Adult meals cost £2.70 – please pay in advance)


Friday 6th September (am)                                         8.50 – 1.30pm (child stays for lunch and is collected 1.30pm)


How do I know what is going on in school?

The website always has events coming up, and recent newsletters. A weekly newsletter comes home on a Friday either by email or a paper copy. Follow the school on twitter - weekly photos are posted with what has been going on. Text messages and emails are sent out with reminders.


What if I have a problem or a worry?

Come into school straight away to talk about it with Mrs Caton or Mrs Roberts. You can either make an appointment or phone to speak to a member of staff. If you usually use email, then use the contact us form on the website. Mrs Caton is on the playground at the end of every day so you can catch her for a quick word or to make an appointment. Mrs Whiteley in the office will always answer queries about payments, and most other things!


How can I help at home?

Later on in September, Mrs Caton will run some workshops about reading, phonics, writing and maths and how you can help at home. The children will quickly come home with reading books and flash cards. Reading each day is the best way you can help.