NEW STARTERS 2022

 

 Welcome to Bishop’s Tachbrook Primary School

We are delighted that your child will be joining Bishop’s Tachbrook Primary School this coming September. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to all to our school. 

Please click on the picture link below so that you and your child can hear a ‘Welcome to School’ message.

Sharing stories in Reception is something that Mrs Robiquet and I never tire of. Click on the link below to hear a story.

      

Below you will find some photos of the classroom environment to give you a sneaky peek of how our room changes throughout the year.

         

  

 

    

 

         

 

When our room is ready for September, new photos will be posted on our class page so children can see how it will look when they come on their first day.

Starting school

Our Reception class intake is always staggered and part-time for the first part of term. The reason for this is to enable the children to settle in gradually, to learn how to be independent and to let them get to know the staff, routines and surroundings.  You will shortly receive a letter informing you of your child’s start date.  If you haven’t received this by mid July, please contact the office.  Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th September 2022 will be staff training (INSET) days and the intake will be as follows:

Week beginning Monday 5th September 2022

During this week we will start with introducing children in small groups to life in school and at the end of the week build up to a half a class by combining the smaller groups.

Monday 5th

Tuesday 6th

Wednesday 7th

Thursday 8th

Friday 9th

Training Day

Training Day

Group 1

9.00am-11.00am

Group 3

9.00am-11.00am

Group 1 and 2

9.00am-11.00am

 

Group 2

1.15pm-3.15pm

Group 4

1.15pm-3.15pm

Group 3 and 4

1.15pm-3.15pm

Week beginning Monday 12th September 2022

During this week we will build up to a full class staying for a morning. Children will also have the opportunity to experience what having lunch in school is like, in a smaller group before doing this as a whole class.

Monday 12th

Tuesday 13th

Wednesday 14th

Thursday 15th

Friday 16th

Group 3 and 4

8.45am-12.30pm

Group 1 and 2

8.45am-12.30pm

All groups

8.45am-1.00pm

All groups

8.45am-1.00pm

All groups

8.45am-1.00pm

 

 

Group 1 and 2

1.15pm-3.15pm

Group 3 and 4

1.15pm-3.15pm

 

 

 

Week beginning Monday 19th September 2022

Children will attend school all day.  School hours are 8.45am-3.15pm.

Getting ready for school

Lots of parents like to know how to get their child school-ready. However, it is important to remember that every child is unique and may learn at a different pace. The most important ways to ensure a child is school-ready are to promote independence, build confidence and encourage them to have an inquisitive mind. Asking questions and engaging in conversations develops their communication and language and will help children be ready to learn.

If your child can dress independently, put their own shoes on, manage toileting independently and recognise their name we will be very happy because this will save a lot of time (and frustration for the children).

Smooth Transitions

Our priority is to make sure that each and every child settles and feels happy in their new school and environment. As part of the transition process you have a form to complete and return to us for the ‘Teddy Bear Picnic’. This will help us to start to build up a picture of your child and their likes, interests and any concerns you or your child may have. The information you provide will be extremely valuable in ensuring we support your child in the best way we can as they start school. There will also be the opportunity for a follow-up telephone appointment should you wish to discuss things further and the chance to meet in person during the afternoons of the week beginning 12th September. 

Should you have any questions or immediate concerns, please do contact school. You can telephone 01926 426020 or email us at admin3141@we-learn365.com. No matter how big or small your worries or concerns, it is important that you ask.

I look forward to seeing you all in September.

Mrs Emma Brain               

Reception Teacher