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Transition Information for Reception Parents

Dear Parent/Carers,

2020 Reception Transition Plan

I am pleased to be able to share with you the plans we are proposing for welcoming you and your child to Lakeside Primary School from September 2020. The past few months have been extremely challenging and trying to plan for next year while ensuring everyone remains safe has been difficult. However, this is how we are going to support your child beginning their education with us.

Ordinarily, we would begin transition from Nursery to Reception this term. However, with the implications that COVID-19 has had on schools, this will now take place in September. We are aware that many of our Reception children may not have been back to Nursery since March so we are planning on a phased return for our pupils. This is to help ease their way back into learning. The proposed time table will look like this:

Date

Activity

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Tuesday 1st September 2020

INSET – school closed to pupils

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

INSET – School closed to pupils

 

 

 

 

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Reception Stay and Play sessions

9:30am – 10:30am

1:15pm – 2:15pm

 

 

Friday 4th September 2020

Reception Stay and Play sessions

 

 

9:30am – 10:30am

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Date

Activity

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Monday 7th September 2020

Reception ½ day session

9:30am – 11:00am

12:30pm – 2:00pm

 

 

Tuesday 8th September 20202

Reception ½ day session

 

 

9:30am – 11:00am

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Wednesday 9th September 2020

Morning session (all pupils)

8:30am – 12:00pm (No groups as all children in together)

Thursday 10th September 20202

All day sessions

8:30am – 2:30 pm (No groups as all children in together)

Friday 11th September 2020

All day sessions

8:30am – 2:30 pm (No groups as all children in together)

The stay and play sessions will require parents remaining with their children during these periods. This is so they can become familiar with the surroundings while also having the security of a family member with them. We know this could be an anxious time for you all so we hope this transition will enable you to get to know the school and more importantly, the Reception staff more. Over the next couple of weeks, Miss Yardley (Reception Teacher) shall be in touch with you further to confirm which group your child has been placed in for the transition dates above. While we are working to ensure that school remain COVID secure, the end of the day for Reception will be at 2:30pm not the usual 3:00pm.

Attached with this letter you will find a Frequently Asked Question sheet that you may find useful as well as a couple of information documents that explain what a typical day in Reception will look like. Please share this with your children as it will give them the opportunity to have an idea of what to expect before they start in September. I should also state that while these plans have been put in place, we are still awaiting further guidance from the Government regarding what school will look like in September. When this is released, if we need to make changes, we shall be in touch with you to inform you of these. In the meantime, if you have any further questions, please feel free to email or phone on the contact details below stating in the subject box Reception or Nursery depending on you enquiry:

I am so looking forward to meeting you all properly after the Summer holidays and getting to know you all. 

Yours sincerely,

Mr N. Probert

(Headteacher)

 

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About the author

Neil Probert

Headteacher

Support for pupils’ welfare and well-being is a strength of the school

Ofsted Report, November 2016

Lakeside Primary School

Leyland Road
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B77 2SA

Email. office@lakeside.staffs.sch.uk