Getting Started in EYFS
We recognise that starting school is a big transition for both children and parents and we provide a range of events and activities to support you and your child through this process. These include:
COME & JOIN IN
Each year we hold at least two ‘Come & Join In’ sessions which are to enable your child to become familiar with the classroom setting and for the new class to enjoy the classroom environment together. Children are invited to attend a short play session of 45 minutes, without their parents or carers, with the Reception Class Teacher.
PARENT/CARER INDUCTION EVENING
We will invite you to an induction evening about becoming part of the Great Finborough Primary School community on one evening during the Summer Term. During this meeting you will meet your child’s Teacher and Teaching Assistant and will hear important information about the transition process and preparing your child for the first few days in their new school. You will also have a chance to ask any questions you may have. You can download a copy of the booklet from last year’s Induction Evening here.
There will be a welcome from the Headteacher. A representative from the Governing Body will be present and will outline the work of the school Governors. Our School Business Manager will also be there with information about free school meals and how to purchase school uniform.
During this meeting we will have a signup sheet for home visits, a crucial opportunity for the teachers to get to know you and your child.
“I can honestly say we thought all the measures you put in place for both our children starting school were excellent. We appreciated the taster sessions, the home visit and the very sweet postcard you sent during the summer holidays. All were really positive and thoughtful.“
“We (as a family) were quite nervous regarding the start of school, as I am sure most parents are. These feelings of nervousness and anxiety were instantly dispelled when we came to pick J up that afternoon.
J has LOVED his time at school and looks forward to it every day, his learning has astounded us. His reading and writing has far surpassed anything we thought he could do. For us as a family, we couldn’t ask for any more. We cannot thank you, all the other staff enough for providing a culture so welcoming and warm.”
Towards the end of the Summer term Ms Firman will arrange a time to come and visit your child at home. The main purpose of the visit is for her to introduce herself to your child in a familiar setting. It is also a time for you to ask questions and tell us important information about your child.
This will take place on towards the end of July. Ms Firman will be ready to welcome your child at the front entrance of the school at 9:30am and the session will end at approximately 12.30pm (after lunch). No uniform is required on the day but will be essential for the first day of term.
You, as Parents and Carers, are an important part of your child’s education. All children at our school make ‘Good’ progress from their relative starting points. The school’s tracking systems also indicate clearly that a child who is well supported at home makes even greater progress- this partnership is essential.
To help you with this, you will be invited to further meetings in the new academic year that explain how we plan, teach and assess your children in Green Class, how we teach phonics and maths, and how you can support at home. Dates for these will be shared at in the Autumn Newsletter, which you will receive in the first few weeks back at school.