School Readiness Workshop – Wednesday 13th June 2018 from 3.30pm – 4.30pm
This is the start to our Transition Programme and our first opportunity to work together in order to prepare your child for school. This is a lovely occasion to meet with the Reception team and find out all you need to know to support your child in their readiness for school over the summer break, collect your Summer Activity Challenge (“Ready, Steady, School!”) and discuss any queries, worries or concerns with the staff. Children are welcome to attend this event and put into practise some of the things that will enable them to be ‘school ready’! We ask that parents accompany children at all times during this session to help them feel secure and relaxed in the new environment. This event will take place in the school hall, please sign in at the main office upon arrival.
W/C 2nd July 2018 - Transition Week
Current Setting Visits – Monday 2nd July and Tuesday 3rd July
Our friendly Reception staff will be visiting your children in their current nursery/pre-school/child-minder settings. This enables the team to meet your children for the very first time in a setting where they feel most comfortable, this also allows us to have important discussions with your child's current key worker.
Parent and Carers Information Meeting – Wednesday 4th July 2018 at 2pm and 6pm
We strongly advise that you attend this meeting as this is where you will collect your admissions pack, receive vital information about the curriculum, uniform, times of the school day and arrangements for September. We are running two sessions in order to accommodate working families so please feel very welcome to attend our afternoon or evening session and please expect the workshop to last for approximately one hour. We ask that, where possible, children do not attend this meeting so that we can concentrate on speaking with you and answering your questions. There will be a crèche available, run by our Family Support Team, for those families that are unable to make other arrangements. You will be able to indicate on the reply slips on the booking letter if you will require this service.
Stay & Play and Taster Lunch – Thursday 5th July 2018 at 10am
This is a fantastic opportunity for children to meet our friendly staff and their new friends in our wonderful Early Years setting and garden. We ask that parents accompany children at all times during this session to help them feel secure and relaxed in their new environment. Following this play session, at 11.00am there will be the opportunity for families to meet our friendly catering staff and to sample our fantastic school menu during a taster lunch with your child. With our current government’s offer of Free School Meals to all Reception children, this could be valuable in helping your child to feel excited about school lunches.
Coffee Morning – Saturday 14thJuly 2018 from 10am – 11.30am
Please join us for the last time in the Summer Term for a relaxed coffee morning and play session in the Early Years garden. Drop-in, meet other parents, have an informal chat with staff and ask us any final questions before your child begins with us in September. Tea, coffee, squash and cakes will be available for a small donation. Find out which Reception class your child will be in and book yourself a home visit for September - an informal opportunity for the Teacher and Teaching Assistant to visit your child in their most familiar environment and to get to know them. It is also a great time for you to ask any questions or give us any information in confidential surroundings.