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Reception children starting September 2023

Transition Information

At Warren Park we offer 4 transition sessions for you and your child to come and find out more about life in Reception, plus have a chance to play in what will be your child’s new classrooms. Each session will cover different aspects of school life and be a chance for you to share anything you wish with the teachers in preparation for September. As each session is different we do hope you can make them all.

Session 1 –  Thursday 22nd June – In this session we will introduce you to the Reception team. You will have an opportunity to go down to the classrooms with your child and play alongside other children who will be starting school in September.

Session 2 – Thursday 29th June – Children will hopefully want to come and play in the classroom with the Reception Team. Mrs Pilgrim will stay in the hall with parents. You will learn about your child’s school day, the curriculum and expectations for the end of year, examples of learning opportunities your child will be experiencing and tips for helping your child develop readiness for school.

Session 3 – Thursday 6th July – We will talk about school nurses, breakfast club, Kids club and Outdoor classroom. You will have a chance to sample our school dinners and you will be shown the classroom doors.

There will be two sessions available: you can choose either; 3.30 – 4.30pm or 5.00 – 6.00pm

Session 4 – Thursday 7th September – Mrs Pilgrim will talk about the importance of reading and how you can help your child at home. The English lead will introduce you to our phonics program ‘Monster Phonics’ and our school reading scheme. The book shop will be open if you want to buy any books, all books are £1.50.  Lastly you will have a chance to meet our Maths leaders, who will share logins for some new maths apps, you can use at home with your child.

This session is at 2.00 – 3.00pm

We will be encouraging the children to come down to Reception independently with help from the teachers, from the second week. This will give you all a chance to find out more about our school and help the children start to feel confident in their new setting.

We will be starting our home visits on Monday 4th September. These home visits are very important because it enables us to interact with the child in their home environment. These visits will finish on the 8th September. We will be in touch with a date and time when two teachers will be visiting you and your child.

Children will start full time (if ready) on Monday 11th September from 8.45am – 3.05pm

Closing date for applications is 15th January 2023

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