‘Every child has a spark…… our challenge is to ignite it’
Induction Programme for Reception
Many children will have attended our nursery and will have already met the Reception teacher. In the summer term prior to starting school, your child will be invited to attend a number of half day sessions. They will join in classroom activities, have an opportunity to look round school, and perhaps stay for lunch and playtime.
During the first half term that the children start at school,
the school operates an induction programme, attending for an increasing number of sessions each week.
We would encourage your child to have a certain amount of independence when starting school and would hope that they could:
• change and dress on their own for P.E.
• use a knife and fork
• be able to hang their coats up and put them on for playtime
It is important that your child is able to use the toilet without assistance although we are prepared for the occasional accident.
For P.E. children will need a pair of shorts, a T-shirt and plimsolls (not trainers - for the purpose of large apparatus). These all need to be clearly labelled and kept in a bag which can hang from a peg.
Children are expected to come to school wearing the school uniform. School sweatshirts (royal blue) and polo shirts (white) are purchased through school.
From the very first day your child arrives at school she/he is encouraged to take books home to share with you. A wide range of reading material is available for your children to choose from. We start from what your child already knows about books and his/her interest in them.
We encourage children to read every day - sharing books with friends, peers and older children, increasing their interest and enjoyment. It is also a good idea to let the children see you reading books, magazines and newspapers.