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

2 You’re in Good Hands! Helping everyone achieve their best!

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

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

5 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 13 th September  Children will be full time on Monday 20 th September.

6 Starting School in September:  The first day…  Finish 11.45am  Be on time at the end of the day  You can call us if you are worried  Talk to the teacher  The second week…  Full time 9.10am – 3.15pm if children are ready  Talk to the teacher  Bring a book bag

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

8 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!

9 Coming to school every day! How we help…

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

11 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) Every other child came to school every day last term! Nationally, on average, children are absent for less than ½ day in every six weeks! Coming to school every day!

12 Why come to school every day?

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

14 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).

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

16 Hot Dinners at Lunchtimes! Lunchtimes are balanced and healthy. Using a knife and fork develops co-ordination. Children require a hot meal. It helps children acquire more adventurous eating habits. It’s easier for us to monitor what your child eats.

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.  Stay in touch with us online.  Enjoy the holidays and have fun!  Consider helping out in school?

18 What you don’t need!

19 Remember…

20 Remember!


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