Dear Parents and carers of Reception pupils September 2020,
As a school we are committed to ensuring pupils have a positive start at St Peter’s, and that you as parents have all the information you need to feel confident when your child joins us in September. We have been busy putting in place carefully planned transition arrangements to support all our pupils, and are well underway with our plans to welcome 60 new pupils into Reception in St Peter’s in September.
Even with the national disruption caused by Covid-19, I am conscious of the need for new parents and their children to be able to meet their future Early Years teacher in person before the end of this summer term. Equally, we all know how important it is for young children to be able to see their future classrooms and learning areas for themselves before embarking on the next stage of their education. For 60 families to be able to visit the school site safely within the constraints of social distancing will take some organising, and these visits will need to take place over a period of time. It is my intention therefore to hold these Early Years acquaint meetings in school over the course of Monday 20th July and Tuesday 21st July.
On 6th July, together with information about who will be your child’s class teacher, you will also receive an invitation to come a visit our school and meet the members of staff who will be working in that particular class. In order to minimise the number of people on the school site at any one time, you will be given a 15 minute appointment to visit the classroom, meet their class teacher and ask any questions you may have. In order to adhere to social distancing guidance, there will be a one-way system in place for the visits. This meetings will be extremely useful for you and your child given that our usual July stay and play sessions will not take place this year, and I urge all of you to attend even if you already have older children at the school. Further details on how the visits will be organised will be provided when you receive your invitation.
Mr R Cunningham