New Starters September 2020

We are so pleased you have chosen Rickley Park Primary and are looking forward to your child joining our Reception classes in September. Due to the current circumstances we have had to do things a little bit differently for the children transitioning this year. We have compiled a selection of short videos below for you and your child.

Video 1. Executive Head, Melanie Saunders-Short and Head of School, Nicole Bramwell introduce the school with some help from a current pupil. ( 3 mins)

Video 2. Foundation Stage Leader, Nicole Miller explains the EYFS curriculum & daily logistics at Rickley Park Reception (13 mins) For parents

Video 3. Meet the staff team and Early Years environment (3 mins) For children

Video 4. A montage of clips compiled from current pupils talking about memories and advice to new children (6 mins)

Once you have had chance to view the videos we will be hosting group Zoom meetings, on Monday 15th June and Tuesday 16th June at 5;30pm and 6;30pm each day. Zoom links will be provided in your transition letter. Please join us for your allocated Zoom session, Parents will be able to ask any questions and talk with Mrs Bramwell and Mrs Miller.

From Monday 22nd June we will also be hosting some 1;1 meetings, if a child has high needs or specific information that needs to be shared if we have been unable to contact your child’s previous setting. We will be in touch to organise these individually.

We are hoping that the Covid19 situation allows us to offer ‘Stay & Play’ sessions at school in very small groups but until government guidance changes, we do not know when or if these will be able to go ahead. We will update you as soon as we have received further guidance.

If you have any queries, please contact Mrs. Baker (Business Support Officer) via email in the first instance.

Below you will find some useful information attached.