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1 Thames View Infants Starting Reception at Thames View Infants Paul Jordan, Headteacher Claire Smith Deputy Headteacher

2 Welcome We have four classes in our Reception year group. Miss Boyce Mrs Hyde Mr Hannakko Mr Wood Each class has 2 teaching assistants. Miss Smith also supports all Reception staff throughout the year.

3 What you’ll need for September:  Clothes in “School Colours”  PE Clothes.  White, grey, blue, black.  More details on our website:   Make sure everything has your child’s name on.

4 Starting School in September:  Home visits for children new to our school and interviews in September for children who have attended Nursery.  Reception Teachers have met most Nursery children already.  Lots of similarities between Nursery and Reception.  Children will start part time on Monday 14 th September  We are closed for an INSET on Monday 21 st September  Children will be full time on Tuesday 22 nd September.

5 Coming to school every day! If your child is in bed, then keep them at home!

6 Coming to school every day! If your child is up and about, then it is likely that they are well enough for school. Ring us to check!

7 Coming to school every day! How we help…

8 Coming to school every day! '90%' sounds high! BUT over a child's educational career, the missed 10% amounts to losing a whole academic year of schooling!

9 Under 95% (half-a-day absenteeism per fortnight) Under 90% (half-a-day per week) Under 85% (almost one day per week) Under 75% (almost a day-and-a-half per week) 2/3 children came to school every day last term! Nationally, on average, children are absent for only ½ day in every six weeks! Coming to school every day!

10 Why come to school every day?

11 Holidays in Holiday Time School Closed = Family Holidays School Open = No Holidays

12 Holidays in Holiday Time Risk: The Borough’s Attendance Officer informed. Losing your child’s school place. Re-registering with the Local Authority for a new school place. Being Issued with A Fixed Penalty Notice (a fine).

13 What you don’t need! Lots of layers of clothes is unhealthy! A T-shirt and Jumper is enough!

14 What you don’t need! Try school dinners before packed lunches! School dinners are balanced and very healthy. Children enjoy them!

15 What you don’t need!

16 See

17 What you can do to help:  Make your child familiar with the notion of ‘coming to school’.  Share books.  Encourage your child to do things for themselves and practise being independent.  Talk to us if you have any worries.    Check out our website:  tvinfants tvinfants  Enjoy the holidays and have fun!  Consider helping out in school?


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