New parent's Induction
Welcome to Norton Fitzwarren Church School
This page will give you some information about starting school in September 2021.
If you have any further questions, please contact the school - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Home Visits next week
We are excited to visit you and your child in your home environment.
The visits will take place by either Mrs Warren (Holly Class teacher) or Miss Bartholomew (Ash Class teacher) plus Mrs Parker (TA) and Mrs Welsh (TA).
We would like to give you the opportunity to decide whether staff enter your house or whether you would like the visit to take place outside in the garden or on the doorstep.
Staff when entering your house, will wear face masks and will stay for approximately 10 minutes. We will not expect children to social distance and understand that in some houses, social distancing will be difficult.
We hope that you are reassured that these actions are taken to keep you and your family as safe as possible, as well as the school staff.
Useful information for dropping off and picking up your child in September
As you are aware, the classes have been split into three groups. The children will stay in these three groups during the induction period in September. They will be then be assigned to a class either Ash or Holly when they start to stay for lunch in week 3.
Here are the documents we hoped to share with you at the story sessions. One is your parent handbook which is full of useful information and pictures of the EYFS staff team. The other is an booklet full of simple activities we would love you to do with your child and share with us in September. However we hope we will manage to get a paper copy to you before the end of term. If you have any further questions about the information shared with you please do not hesitate to ask.
Here is a link to a story with Mrs Warren, she will be one of the teachers in EYFS next year. We hope you child enjoys it!