Wow, it’s hard to believe another school year is about to begin. Hopefully all your little people are excited about getting started.
A reminder to make sure your child’s clothing and items are clearly labelled with their name. The lost property bin ends up over flowing each term and unclaimed items sold but we’d prefer that your stuff makes it back to you. It is also a good idea to show your child where the label is so that they can learn to check that they have their own clothing and take responsibility for it.
Hopefully you all received an email from Brian Marshall with details about the first week but just a recap if you didn’t.
Tuesday 27th January is a day when you and your reception child can come into the class and spend some time there to help relax your child and familiarise them with their teacher and classroom. If your child is at all anxious about starting this could be a good way to help the transition. Keep in mind that all year 1 – 7 students start on Tuesday so there will be plenty of activity around the school.
Wednesday 28th January will be the first day of school for your child. They should arrive between 8.30am and 8.45am. At the end of the day they will be dismissed from the classroom at the usual time of 3.05pm. Please talk to your child in the morning and show them where they will meet you at dismissal to help with any fears. Your child may feed off your stress so try to be relaxed and positive about the day and don’t prolong your goodbye. Your teacher will be there to help this all go smoothly.
If you are concerned about any anxiety with starting school here are some links to articles and resources about handling the first day:
- Planning for first day of school
- 5 strategies to cope when starting school solo
- School and separation anxiety
There is a welcome assembly at 10am on Wednesday 28th however the new reception students will not attend this. It will be for Year 1 – 7 only. New reception students will be introduced to the whole school at the following assembly.
If you have any questions or concerns, make sure you comment below or contact the school.