Starting School

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Whiston Junior and Infant School and hope this will mark the beginning of a long and happy relationship with our school.

As your child begins their school career, you may be wondering what will be expected of them and how we can help our young people to acquire the skills that will help their learning to develop.

It is important that we recreate in school the security and care that you give your child at home.  It is also important that high expectations of behaviour and attainment are formed.  This will help our children to be successful, not only in this school, but throughout their whole education and in later life.

We try to create a smooth transition into Whiston Junior and Infant School to support new children and their families as we appreciate that starting school can be a very exciting but sometimes an anxious time for both child and parent.

With this in mind, we  plan a series of transition activities: These will now need to be changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. Firstly, our teachers arrange professional discussions with your child’s pre-school/nursery staff.

2. Where possible, our teachers also try to visit as many children as possible in their pre-school setting.

This will now need to be possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

3. Whiston Pre-school are invited to bring in small groups of children into school to experience the FS2 environment and meet our staff.

These will now need not be possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we will be working with all pre-schools to 'get to know' your children. 

4. We invite parents to bring their children into school for a series of transition sessions.

This will now not be possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers will now try and contact all parents in the last twoo weeks of this school year to answer and questions and toalso get to know you and your child.

Hopefully, we will also be able to give you information with regards to how and when your child will start school in Septmeber.

5. Finally, we encourage parents to request extra transition sessions and parent teacher discussions for any children with specific medical, social, emotional or educational needs.

This will now not be popssible due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, please discuss all the issues above during your phone call with the teachers.

 

The class teachers are Mrs Lodge and Mrs Perry.

 

Please see below some other useful support materials.

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Tina Angell

Head Teacher

Take a look at our prospectus below and some other useful documents

File icon: pdf Familiy-Action-leaflet-1-Ready-to-learn-1 [pdf 860KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Ready-to-Learn-leaflet-2-Aug-13-2 [pdf 167KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Leaflet-3-for-web-Giving-your-child-a-helping-hand [pdf 192KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Leaflet-4-Preparing-for-change-at-school-web-version [pdf 213KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019 Transition Policy [pdf 507KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019 EYFS Policy [pdf 674KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 24. 04.20 New FS2 Parent welcome letter [pdf 718KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-c-7609b-eyfs-starting-reception-ebook-pdf-version_ver_2 [pdf 4MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-c-1061-preparing-your-child-for-school-a-guide-for-parents-and-guardians-leaflet-_ver_3 [pdf 144KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Getting ready for school [pdf 273KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 11. 06.20 New FS2 Parent letter 2 Transition discussions [pdf 640KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx reception-transition-presentation-2020-2021 [pptx 494KB] Click to download