New parent's Induction
Welcome to Norton Fitzwarren Church School
On behalf of everyone at Norton Fitzwarren Church, we would like to wish a warm welcome to our new cohort of children who will be joining our Reception classes in September. It will be a real pleasure to get to know all of our new and existing families that are joining us. During the upcoming weeks and months ahead, we will use this space to share with you any information or updates about your child’s transition into Reception.
New Parents Induction Evening: Tuesday 21st May
This will provide you with an opportunity to meet the teaching staff and have a look around the EYFS setting. We will also be sharing stay and play sessions dates and times, as well an opportunity for you to sign up for a home visit by the class teachers. This is a formal meeting and your child is not required to attend as they will have lots of other opportunities to meet their teacher.
Stay & Play sessions
These will be arranged in June. There will be an opportunity at the new parent's meeting to sign up.
These will be arranged to provide the teachers with an opportunity to find out a little bit more about your child (their interests and how to support them with settling in at school). There will be an opportunity at the new parent's meeting to sign up.
The children will be split into three groups. Your child will spend time with us during a selection of allocated morning and afternoon sessions, these sessions will then transition into staying for lunch and then into full day sessions. If you believe your child is ready for full time, earlier than the allocated time, please discuss this with a member of staff or contact the school office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mornings sessions 8.35-11.30 Afternoon sessions 12.30 - 3.15
Full day sessions 8.35 - 3.15
These sessions will be a great opportunity for the children to build up their confidence and independence as they settle into their new environment
What your child's needs:
Red school jumper or cardigan
White polo shirt
Grey school trousers or school skirt
Black school shoes
Colour team t-shirt
Black shorts or joggers
Book bag or back pack
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Information for parents: Reception baseline assessment
The Reception Baseline Assessment (RBA) is a short, interactive and practical assessment of your children's early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills. It is statutory for all schools from September 2021
The RBA will provide an opportunity for your child to have valuable one-to-one time with their teacher. It will provide a helpful snapshot of your child so that they can be supported in the most appropriate way. It uses materials that most children, of your child's age will be familiar with and is recorded online by the teacher.
You do not need to do anything to prepare your child for the assessment.
Your child is unlikely to even know that they are doing an assessment when they are completing tasks and activities.