Transition dates & info

Dear parents

RE: Transition Dates Sept 2021

We have been carefully considering how we can transition the children into school next term.

Week beginning 6th September

Transition into school as follows:

Monday 6th INSET day

Tuesday 7th 1 – 3.15

Wednesday 8th 1 – 3.15

Thursday 9th 11.30 – 3.15 (first experience of lunchtime)

Friday 10th all day with lunch (9.00 – 3.15)

Week beginning 13th  September

Full time 9.00 – 3.15

We know that all children are different and that some children will settle more quickly than others. We very much support the ‘Unique Child’ principle of the EYFS and will talk to you individually if we feel your child may benefit from a slightly longer transition. Similarly, if you feel your child is struggling, please come and talk to us and we will help to come up with a plan to extend their transition.

A few other points to note

All you need to get for them at this time is their school uniform, we will provide them with their first book bag, which we will give out on our stay and play sessions.

They will not need a PE kit for the first term at least as all their physical development will take place as part of their regular, daily routine.

They will need a labelled, pre-filled water bottle each day.

Each child will have their own locker space to keep their things in.

They will spend a lot of time outside so a good coat is essential, plus a change of clothes in a bag in case they get messy.

They are entitled to a free school dinner each day as part of the Universal Infant Free School Meals programme. We will send out the menu each term and ask you to fill in menu choices so that we can order the meals each day. They will also receive a piece of fruit and drink of milk each day as a snack.