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Year R September 2024 Information

We warmly welcome parents and carers whose child has been offered a place to start school in Year R in September 2024.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to you and your child to New Milton Infant School, following your successful application for a Year R place for September 2024.

 

Starting school is a very exciting time for your child but it can also be a little bit worrying for some children and parents/carers. Our aim is to make sure that we take away any fears by offering a comprehensive induction programme. This year, your child will be taught in straight Year R classes. You will find out who your child’s class teacher will be by Friday 12th July.

 

Below is a powerpoint with information about the school day and important dates regarding transition.

New Parents Information Meeting

 

We would like to invite you, preferably without your child if possible, to a New Parents Information Meeting on Tuesday 11th June at 5:30pm – 6:30pm where you will be able to meet the Year R staff, look around, find out more about your child starting school and ask any questions you may have.

 

Visits to nurseries and preschools

 

Over the coming weeks, the Year R teachers will be visiting the nurseries and preschools to talk to staff and meet the children in their familiar settings, where possible. The Year R staff will be delivering Welcome Packs to your child’s preschool. Within those packs you will see registration and permissions form. Please could you complete those and bring them with you to the New Parent Information Meeting on 5th July or drop them into the school office at your earliest convenience.

 

Home visits

 

This term the Year R teachers will come to visit you and your child at home to meet informally for approximately 15 minutes. These are aimed at giving your child the chance to meet their teacher in the comfort and security of their own home and start building positive relationships between home and school.  The teacher will be able to chat to your child about their interests, family, pets, etc and will also be able to answer any questions they may have about starting school. It also gives you, the parent or carer, the chance to discuss any concerns you may have about your child starting school.

 

The home visits will take place on the following dates;

 

Monday 17th June

Tuesday 18th June

Wednesday 19th June

 

The team are busy planning their routes and we will notify you of your home visit date as soon as possible.

 

Stay and Play sessions

 

We would like to invite your child to attend two ‘Stay and Play’ sessions. These provide opportunities to support transition into school, for child to meet their future class mates, the Year R staff, begin to build relationships, play and have fun!

 

Stay and Play dates are as follows;

Date

Time

 

 

Friday 28th June

 

9:30am – 10:30am

 

Parents/carers are welcome to stay in school with their child.

 

Mrs Wake will have an informal parent ‘Meet the headteacher’ coffee session in the school hall which is optional for parents if their child is happy and settled in class. This is a great opportunity for Mrs Wake to get to know you and for you to meet other Year R parents.

 

 

Friday 5th July

 

9:30am – 10:30am

Children only

Drop off and pick up at the Year R classes

 

Starting School in September

 

All children will transition into school part time for the first two weeks of the academic year and full time from week 3, Monday 16th September. This is to enable us to get to know your children really well, build relationships, help them understand school expectations and transition smoothly into school.

They will be split into 2 groups; Group A and Group B.

 

We will inform you of who your child’s class teacher is via an emailed letter by12th July. Within this we will share whether your child will be in Group A or Group B for the first two weeks. To help us group children we will use information from the home visits, preschools and the Stay and Play to ensure your child is with some of their friends.

Group A

Week 1

Monday 2nd September

SCHOOL CLOSED FOR INSET

Tuesday 3rd September

Attend school 8.45am – 3.15pm

Thursday 5th September

Attend school 8.45am – 3.15pm

Week 2

Tuesday 10th September

Attend school 8.45am – 3.15pm

Thursday 12th September

Attend school 8.45am – 3.15pm

Friday 13th September

All children in Groups A and B attend together 8.45am – 3.15pm

Week 3

Monday 16th September onwards

All children in school full time

 

 

 

Group B

Week 1

Monday 2nd September

SCHOOL CLOSED FOR INSET

Wednesday 4th September

Attend school 8.45am – 3.15pm

Friday 6th September

Attend school 8.45am – 3.15pm

Week 2

Monday 9th September

Attend school 8.45am – 3.15pm

Wednesday 11th September

Attend school 8.45am – 3.15pm

Friday 13th September

All children in Groups A and B attend together 8.45am – 3.15pm

Week 3

Monday 16th September onwards

All children in school full time

 

For your information, please see the INSET days below when school will be closed for staff training;

 

INSET days

 

Monday 2nd September 2024

Monday 4th November 2024

Friday 23rd May 2025

Monday 21st July 2025

Tuesday 22nd July 2025

 

I look forward to meeting you all at the Stay and Play sessions soon. Meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on office@nmis.hants.sch.uk or 01425 610568 should you have any questions and one of the team will be more than happy to help.

 

 

Warmest wishes

 

Amy Wake

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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