New Starters 2020 Information
Starting school is a milestone, not only for your child but also for you. You may be excited or perhaps a little concerned about your child taking these first steps towards independence. At Parley First School, we aim to build a good relationship between home and school so that everybody involved can ensure your child gets the very best out of their school experience.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school office should you require any further information or use the New Starter Contact Form below to send a message directly to the Reception team.
Coronoavirus Update : Our priority is to provide you with the help and guidance you need, in readiness for your child’s first day at our school, however, due to the Covid19 restrictions currently in place we are going to have to approach transition in a different way. Therefore all events listed below have been postponed until further notice and may have to be changed significantly once further details are available from the Dept of Education.
Communications will be via Parentmail and through this page and we will endeavour to bring you updated information as soon as possible.
Calendar of Events
1.....New Parents Information Evening
During June each year an evening is arranged for parents to meet the Early Years teachers, Headteacher and members of POPS and the Governing Body. The evening is intended for parents/guardians only.
At this meeting we will be sharing information about what your child will need to start school, as well as gathering information from parents to ensure as smooth a transition as possible for our youngest pupils. Please click on the video presentation below for our 'Virtual Guide for Parents 2020'
Pre-school liaison takes place during the summer term, with our Reception staff visiting or telephoning all our feeder settings.
3.....Transition Afternoon Sessions
Usually during late June, 20 new starters at a time, are invited to share a wide variety of activities in the classroom becoming familiar with their new surroundings and staff.
4.....Welcome Afternoon for ALL Children
Welcome afternoon for all new Reception children is held at the end of June.
5.....Class Letters sent home
Following the welcome afternoon, letters will be sent out to say which class your child will be in, who their teacher will be and when your home visit will take place.
6.....Transition Morning for ALL children (July 10th)
This transfer morning occurs across the whole school when all of our children move to spend time in their new classes. Essentially it is a time for the children and staff to get to know each other. Children will also become more familiar with the environment.
7.....Home Visits during early Sept
This will be a chance for you and your child to meet school staff in familiar surroundings.
8.....Staggered Entry (Sept 10th/11th)
Parley First School has previously carried out a staggered entry into the Reception classes, where 10 children in each class will attend on each of the 3 sessions.
9.....Full-time Entry (Sept 14th)
ALL children will attend school all day from this date.
10....Curriculum Information Evening (Oct 2020)
New Starter Checklist
Please ensure ALL items are named.
For all those things you hear but are not quite sure what they are!
We are really looking forward to meeting your children and we are sure that they will enjoy their time here. You will have received a number of essential forms in your welcome pack. Below are links to these forms, should you require more copies or your details change.
POPS is Parley First School's Parent and Teacher Association. All parents, staff and the Governing Body are members.
POPS supports the school in a variety of ways. To find out more, visit our POPS Page.