Starting School September 2021
A warm welcome to the parents and carers of children who will be joining our school family in September 2021
We hope that you and your family are safe, healthy and looking forward to the year ahead.
Although the transition journey for your little one might look a little different this year, we endeavour to do everything we can to ensure that you and your child feel fully supported throughout their transition to big school!
Joining big school is such an exciting time but we understand that it also comes with some nerves and worries so rest assured that we are here for you every step of the way.
Once your child’s school place has been confirmed, we will make contact with you to welcome you to our school family. The class teachers in Foundation Stage will speak with you and your child’s current education setting. The sooner we get to know your child, the sooner we can start supporting them on their journey to school.
If we are unable to proceed with the usual transition events in the Summer term, we will ensure that alternative events and meetings are in place. We will begin by organising Zoom calls so your child can meet their class teacher. This worked very successfully last year and the children loved chatting with their teacher! It will also be a great opportunity for you to raise any questions you may have. As this is our second year of approaching transition differently due to COVID-19, we would like to take the opportunity to reassure you that the activities and meetings we can continue to offer will fully support every child to have a smooth, seamless and successful start to school life.
In order to prepare our new starters for the changes ahead, we have included some photographs of our classrooms in action below. Please share these with your child as this really supported the children’s transition last year. Becoming familiar with their new environment before they start school will help them to settle into school life quickly.
We have put some additional information on our ‘Starting School 2021’ page (see below) so you can already start thinking about things you can do to prepare your child for school.
In June, we will update our school website and begin to send out information to you in the post. We will also hold information meetings over Zoom if we are unable to safely welcome you into our school during the Summer term. Please be assured that we endeavour to communicate with you regularly and we will provide the best possible transition we can, while following the current government guidelines.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch! You can call our school office on the following number or contact us via email-
Tel- 01673 860339 Email- email@example.com
We can’t wait to start the new journey together!
Foundation Stage Leader