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Please note an omission to the Starting in reception booklet. School skirts and dresses are allowed in grey or navy.

Starting in reception

If current guidance remains the same, we anticipte all reception children starting full time from Monday 14th September 2020. 

Welcome to Owls


From Wednesday 1st July children's starting school packs are available to collect. To ensure we are maintaining social distancing they will be placed in the school foyer, which can be accessed from the main gate into school. Each book bag is named so please check you only take your child's. While collecting please take the opportunity to sign up to an individual appointment on Thursday 3rd September or Friday 4th September. This will be a chance for you and your child to come into school look around the classroom and meet Mrs. Symonds and Mrs. Anita Clements. Appointments will last approximately 15 minutes and will be a wonderful chance for your child to be ready for school during the week commencing the 7th September.  PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PEN TO SIGN THE FORM.

Please ensure the forms in the pack which need to be completed are returned to school before the end of the school year, July 17th 2020. 

Information for parents

Below you will find information for parents of children who are starting with us in September. Please read the information carefully and contact the school office if you have any questions.

File icon: ppt New intake presentation for parents 2020(1).ppt [ppt 3MB] Click to download
File icon: docx STARTING SCHOOL BOOKLET 2020.docx [docx 79KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Peg photograph request.docx [docx 57KB] Click to download

Information to share with your child

Due to COVID-19 our arrangements for children entering into reception are different to normal. Please take the time to share the following book and video clips with your child. This will help them get used to their new classroom.

In their starting school packs I have included a book you and your child can fill with information you would like to share with Mrs Symonds in September. This could be drawings, photos as well as information about their likes and dislikes. 

File icon: pptx Our outdoor area video tour EYFS (1).pptx [pptx 174MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Owls classroom video tour EYFS (1).pptx [pptx 17MB] Click to download
File icon: pub Starting school book for child (1).pub [pub 31MB] Click to download
File icon: docx All about me book.docx [docx 32KB] Click to download

Photos to share with your child

What can I do to help my child before starting in reception?

Parents often ask how to prepare their child for starting in reception. Included in your starting school pack is a checklist to help. Most of the checklist involves your child's independence and love of learning. Everything else will come in time! We have included a laminated name card and whiteboard pen to help them to practice writing their name. If your child is not yet ready to write please work on their ability to recogise their name. Do not be concerned if your child has not returned to a pre-school setting because of COVID-19. We will work together to ensure your child is happy and settled in September.

File icon: pdf count-with-me-leaflet-4-years-plus.pdf [pdf 428KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf read-with-me-leaflet-4-to-5years.pdf [pdf 528KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf write-with-me-leaflet-4-years-plus.pdf [pdf 738KB] Click to download