Reception starters September 2019

Welcome to our new Reception and Preschool starters 2019.

Reception New Starter Letter Sept 19

Teddy Bear Picnic

Foundation Stage

Welcome to Jewell Academy, we pride ourselves on providing a safe, happy, fun environment in which our children can learn. We use a positive teaching style, encouraging children to be polite, listen carefully, share and develop a caring attitude towards others. We work with children primarily on their personal, social and emotional development as once this is in place the others areas of learning will follow. We are very proud of our school environment. The classrooms and outside areas are bright, vibrant and are a happy environment where pupils learn through hands on, practical experiences.

Starting school and preschool:

Once offers for Reception places are made in April, we send out a Welcome Pack. This includes details of the events and activities that we have put in place to help you and your child through the process of starting school.

Our first event in July is a ‘stay and play session’ as well as a parent’s session where you will be able to receive all of the relevant information and forms that you need. You will find out about the curriculum and how to prepare your child for school. 

In July, there will also be a teddy bears picnic. This picnic provides the opportunity for both you and your child to meet others new starters and their families.
We will also arrange a home visit for the beginning of the September term. This is a chance for the teachers and teaching assistants to meet you and your child in your home setting for 20 minutes or so. 

All information will be provided in the Welcome Pack and available here online.
We are all really excited to meet our new Jewell children and would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to our Jewell family.

Please find attached a timeline of the prescheduled events for your convenience:

Reception Events:

Reception starters welcome parent meeting and stay and play session

Wednesday 3rd July at 9:45-11am.

 

Teddy bears picnic

Monday 15th July at 1.30pm

Home Visits

The class teacher and learning support assistant will visit you and your child in their familiar environment at home.

Tuesday 3rd/ Wednesday 4th /

Thursday 5th/Friday 6th September 2019

(Your specific time for a home visit will be given to you during the meeting on the 3rd July)

Meet your teacher sessions.

A 30-minute session at school during one of these days, to meet the teacher in smaller groups and have a tour of their new classroom environment.

Monday 9th/Tuesday 10th/Wednesday

11thSeptember 2019

First sessions as a whole class :

9.15-11.45

Thursday 12th/ Friday 13th Sept 2019

Mornings and staying for lunch:

9.15-1.00

Monday 16th - 20th September 2019

All Day (Doors open at 8.45- 3.00pm)

From Monday 23rd September 2019

 

Preschool Events:

Preschool starters stay and play session

Wednesday 3rd July at 9:30-10.30am.

 

Teddy bears picnic

Tuesday 16th July at 1.30pm

Home Visits

The class teacher and learning support assistant will visit you and your child in their familiar environment at home.

Tuesday 3rd/ Wednesday 4th / Thursday 5th/Friday 6th September 2019

(Your specific time for a home visit will be given to you during the meeting on the 3rd July)

First sessions to commence:

 

Monday 9th September 2019

This is the week beginning your child starts. The day they start depends on the days that you have signed up for.