Starting School September 2020

Dear Parents
I realise the starting school procedures are very different this year, and that you have been waiting for more information and guidance from us. School is still closed to most year groups but we are now in a position to offer a short stay and play transition session. You are invited to accompany your child to school on Thursday 16th July. Mrs Harrison will be in touch to inform you which morning or afternoon session to come along to and at what time. 
Please take the time to watch the short video from Mrs Cook ( scroll to the bottom of this page) and share it with your child.
We are really looking forward to meeting you and your child, and thank you for your patience.
Mrs Anne-Marie Maggs
Head of School

Below is our parent pack for you to access, should you wish.  There is a deadline for forms to be returned, if you would like a copy posted to you, please contact the school office on:

Kind regards

Mrs Maggs

Starting School September 2020

When you are first offered a place in Reception you will receive an offer letter from the Local Authority. It is essential that you confirm with them that you wish to accept this offer so that any child who is on a waiting list can be offered your place if you no longer need it.

Once you have confirmed that you wish to accept your offer the school will write to you with information about our Stay and play settling in sessions. These are sessions when you and your child can come into our Early Years classroom to meet the staff and become familiar with the setting.

Over the course of these sessions we will encourage you to leave your child in the classroom while you get to know the other parents away from them in the hall. This is always done at the pace with which your child is most comfortable as we recognise what a big step this is for you and your child.

COVID-19 Update

Currently our school is closed in response to the Covid-19 crisis. As a result we may not be able to offer settling in sessions in the way we had planned. We have developed a ‘virtual’ tour and other resources that will help your child to understand more about starting school in September. We will contact each family by email with more details.

If you would like more information about the process of starting school please contact Mrs Carla Harrison via the school office. Mrs Cook is the Early Years Leader at Dundry and will lead you and your child on this very exciting journey of starting school.

Watch our Virtual tour of Conifer Class led by Mrs Maggs (Head of School).
Please be aware that this video was made after school closed due to Covid - 19. The classroom is set up for social distancing and is not how we would normally want to present our school.
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Please show this short video from Mrs Cook (Conifer Class teacher) to your child. She also has a Summer challenge for you to do if you are interested and would like to do.
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