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Sept 2022 New Starters Information

Starting school should be a wonderful experience for children and we want to work with you to give your child the very best beginning possible. To do this, we will be delivering a range of transition activities that include:


• A stay and play session for you and your child to visit their new classroom on Friday 8th July 2022.

Pupils with surnames starting A to K: 15:30 – 16:00

Pupils with surnames starting L to Z: 16:00 – 16:30

Please bring your child to the main entrance of school to sign in.


• Transition with nursery settings through meetings and staff visits will be ongoing this half term.


• Home visits will be conducted on the 25th and 26th July by Miss Lawrence and Miss Lister


Preparing your child for Reception In the meantime, there are many different things that you can do to prepare your child for school. Some ideas linked to key areas are below.

• Reading – developing a love of books through shared story time is the number one priority for preparing your child to start school. Pupils who love books and enjoy regular shared stories are already well on their way to becoming wonderful readers!

• Writing their name – this is one of the very first challenges for pupils in reception. This can be done in many creative ways, for some ideas follow this link.

• Self-care - it is incredibly beneficial to learning and personal development when children can go to the toilet independently (undressing, dressing, cleaning and washing of hands), as this allows more time for learning and play. Obviously, children of this age will still have accidents or need some help from time to time.

• Physical activities – recent research has found that basic movements such as crawling helps to prepare children for much more complex skills later in life emphasising the importance of physical development of young children. Playing games that involve hand dexterity, riding a bike/scooter, eating using a knife and fork are all excellent ways to build up a child’s motor skills.

• Additionally - 50 things to do before you are 5 is a wonderful free app that suggests a wide range of activities that are perfect for engaging young learners.


If you have any questions that you would like to discuss, please contact school and we will do our best to help you. I look forward to welcoming you and your child to our school in the future.


Mr James Clay

Head Teacher

Virtual Tour 2020

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A huge thanks to Miss Thorpe who put this together for us in a real short amount of time! This video was all filmed on the morning on 13.11.20 and shows us exactly as we were!