Starting school is a milestone, not just for your child but also for you. You may be excited about this step or feel a little apprehensive as your child takes their first steps towards independence.
At Parson Cross CE Primary School we aim to build a good relationship between home and school so that everyone involved can ensure that your child gets the very best from their time with us.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school office should you require any further information. Miss Ruel will be able to answer your questions or point you in the right direction.
Calendar of Events
1 -Tuesday May 23rd - New Parents/carers welcome meeting at 6pm
At this meeting you will have the opportunity to meet the Headteacher, Reception class teacher and other members of the school staff. We will be sharing information about what your child will need to start school, as well as gathering information from parents to ensure that transition is as smooth as possible for your children. Please bring your diary to this event as you will be asked to sign up for home visits and school workshops.
2- Pre-school liaison
During the summer term, our Reception staff will visit your child in their current setting and find out key information to ensure that we make their start to school as smooth as possible.
3- Home Visits 12th-15th June
Your child's class teacher will visit you and your child at home and meet them in their most comfortable setting. This visit is an opportunity to share any individual concerns or needs which you may have.
At the meeting on May 23rd you will be able to sign up to a convenient time for the visit.
4- Transition morning for children- Wednesday 12th July
From 9.30 - 11.30am children will be able to experience a morning in Reception and meet their new classmates and staff.
5.- Ready for school? Workshops for parents/carers Thursday 13th July
Reception staff will be running three identical workshops at 9am, 11am and 1pm to share with you the key aspects of learning in Reception and help you to help your child be as ready for school as possible. You will be able to sign up for one of these workshops at our welcome meeting.
September 2017 - Starting school- a gentle start
We know from experience that our newest children find the first week of school exhausting. At Parson Cross CE Primary we start the first week with Reception children attending part time. Details are below.
Monday 4th September - INSET (School closed to children)
Tuesday 5th September - Reception children start school at 8.45 am- 11.45am
Wednesday 6th September - 8.45 am-11.45am
Thursday 7th September - 8.45am -1.15pm
Friday 8th September - 8.45am-1.15pm
Monday 11th September - All children in school full time 8.45am- 3.20pm.