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St Barnabas

& St Paul's Church of England Primary School

Induction for EYFS

Here at St Barnabas and St Paul's, we pride ourselves on our successful induction plan for our new children and families. Our aim is to ensure that both you and your child feel part of our school family long before September.  We know that starting school can be a nervous time for our families but we want to ease your worries and make it an exciting time!

 

This year has been an unusual year and we have not been able to follow our normal induction plan. However, we are committed to ensuring that you and your child get to know us and that we get to know you therefore ensuring that your child's first steps into school are as smooth, settled and happy as they can possibly be. 

 

It has meant that we have had to think of alternative ways for you to get to know us. You should have already have had a telephone call from school to confirm and accept your place with us.  We have also been in touch with pre-school settings and have been finding out all about our new children from their Key Workers. We thought it was important that the next step was to introduce ourselves and give you a virtual tour of our EYFS space. Below you will find videos from our EYFS staff along with a virtual tour which gives you a taster of all the exciting things you will be doing at St Barnabas and St Paul's!

 

Please continue to regularly check your emails and this webpage for more updates as we will be holding some special virtual events and meetings just for our new EYFS children and their families. 

 

We can't wait to welcome you to our school very soon! Take care and stay safe!

Miss Wild

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Here is Miss Wild. She is a Class Teacher in EYFS and also leads the department.

Miss Hume

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Here is Miss Hume. She is a Class Teacher in EYFS.

Mrs Howarth

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Here is Mrs Howarth. She is a Teaching Assistant in EYFS.

Miss Mulla (soon to be Mrs Patel!)

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Here is Miss Mulla. She is a Teaching Assistant in EYFS.

Mrs McDonald

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Here is Mrs McDonald. She is a Teaching Assistant in EYFS.

Mrs Baporia

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Here is Mrs Baporia. She is a Teaching Assistant in EYFS.

Mrs Holmes

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Mrs Holmes is our SENDCO. She works with the whole school. If you are concerned or worried about your child's development or progress, Mrs Holmes will help.

Mrs McDonald

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Here is Mrs McDonald. She is a Teaching Assistant who supports children on a 1:1 level or in small groups to help with their transition into EYFS.

Welcome to St Barnabas and St Paul's Letter

Welcome to Reception - Zoom call information letter

Reception Transition Booklet

What to expect, when? A guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

School Readiness - Preparing your child for starting school

Am I Ready For School?

Immunisations

Get Set For School - FREE Online Session for Families

Details of our Normal Induction Programme

 

During the Summer Term, prior to starting school the following September, there are several parts of Induction that take place. These are detailed below:

 

  • Parents are invited to attend an 'Induction Meeting' at school.
  • Parents and children are invited to have a tour of the school.
  • Foundation Stage staff visit pre-school settings to meet the children and their Key Workers.
  • Foundation Stage staff complete Home Visits.
  • Children and parents are invited to ‘Stay and Play’ transition in school.
  • TAF Meetings for any of our pupils are attended.
  • Any children with Special Educational Needs and children who pre-school staff or parents think will struggle to settle at school are invited to visit regularly and a phased start is discussed for September.

 

Details for this years Induction Programme:

 

Due to COVID-19, we are having to do things differently but rest assured, we want to give you the best start at our school. Here is what we hope will happen this year: 

 

  • Parents are invited to attend a 'Welcome to EYFS' whereby you can meet both teachers via Zoom - Friday 21st May at 1:30pm. 
  • Parents and children are invited to have a tour of the school - Monday 14th June or Tuesday 15th June. Please call the school office (01254 698413) to book a slot for a tour.
  • Foundation Stage staff visit pre-school settings to meet the children and their Key Workers.
  • Foundation Stage staff to complete all 'Home Visit' paper via Zoom - Date TBC
  • Parents and children invited into school to go through the key information, meet the staff, meet our school nurse and be given the 'School Readiness Framework' - Thursday 1st July. Please call the school office (01254 698413) to book a slot for a tour.
  • Children are invited for a 'taster session' where they can try their new school and department. - Tuesday 6th July or Wednesday 7th July or Thursday 8th July (9:15am - 11am) - your day will be allocated to you - further information to follow.
  • TAF Meetings for any of our pupils are attended.
  • Any children with Special Educational Needs and children who pre-school staff or parents think will struggle to settle at school are invited to visit regularly and a phased start is discussed for September.

 

In September, the children have a swift start to school whereby they all join our school for a half day on the Thursday 2nd September. Then the children stay for lunch on the Friday 3rd September and then on Monday 6th September, they attend for full days.

 

It is important to say that if you have any questions, queries or concerns at any point you are most welcome to contact school.  

 

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