A very warm welcome to all our Reception September 2020 families! We are delighted to welcome you to Ellel St. John’s Primary School and we can’t wait to meet you all!

Over the coming weeks we will be adding information to help support our families with a child starting school in September.

Stay safe,

Mrs Tyson (Acorn Class Teacher)     

[email protected]

 

SUPPORTING TRANSITION

A child’s transition into education is an exciting time for families. However, it can often raise questions from parents about how life is going to change. What will primary school life be like? And what can they do to help give their child the very best start?

To help answer some of these questions the Starting Primary School campaign offers a toolkit of practical advice, support and resources for parents, guardians and children across a wide range of areas including school life, daily routine, sleep and how to support children practically and emotionally. Starting Primary School also provides video and articles for parents from experts, teachers and parents.

Preparing for school:

School Readiness Poster

Getting ready for school poster

Preparing your child for school a guide for parents and guardians leaflet

Starting school skills parent and carer information sheet

 

Get a feel for our Acorn Class by checking out our current class web pagehttps://ellelstjohns.school/classes/acorn-class/

Here you will find classroom photos, information, curriculum links, timetables etc.

 

May 2020

Dear Parents / Carers,

We are delighted that your child has been given a place at our wonderful school. We have a very experienced staff team who are all looking forward to meeting you and your child.

The current school closures in pace due to COVID-19 are presenting an unprecedented situation for us all, but we want to reassure you that our EYFS team are working hard behind the scenes to make sure your children have the best possible start to their school life.

Schools are responding to daily government advice right now and therefore we are currently unable to provide you with our usual program of transition. The health and safety of your family and our school community are priority. However, we will do our very best to offer you and your child a smooth and happy transition.

In the coming weeks we will send out induction packs with key information and forms which will need returning to the school. We will use the email, phone numbers and postal addresses you provided the Local Authority with when you applied for your school place. If you need to update your contact details please let us know.

We are proud of how closely we work with our families to support the education and well-being of our pupils. We will give every effort to helping your child settle in to school life quickly and happily.

Thank you for choosing Ellel St. John’s and welcome to our school community; we cannot wait to meet your little stars as they start their seven-year adventure with us.

Kind regards,

EYFS Team

Welcome Letter May 2020 Reception