With the lack of a normal transition for new reception children, and with the restrictions to ‘normal’ operations in place due to Covid19, we have split the new reception intake into smaller groups for the start of the new year. This will allow staff to support and help children get familiar with their new routines and classroom in a calm, nurtured manner.
Each child will get 2 half days in school – one in a small group of 5 or 6 children, and then in a bigger group of 10 or 11, to allow them to get familiar with the start and end of day routines, as well as having the chance to learn classroom procedures and layout.
We appreciate that this could be difficult for working parents, but we have to put safety and children well-being first – and with a large intake of 22 children, we felt this was the best way to ensure their start in school was positive.
Thank you for returning the New Parent Paperwork – Mrs Fox will be contacting each parent individually to talk through the start of term, and answer any questions. Please do use the class email address to ask any questions ahead of Mrs Fox’s phone call!