Welcome to Templemoor Infant and Nursery School! We are delighted that you are joining our Templemoor Family in September 2020! If this is your first experience as a parent of a new Reception child, it can be pretty nerve wracking at the best of times and with government restrictions in place at the moment this isn't going to make it any easier! For those of you who have done this before, this time will be different.
Ordinarily, we would be writing to invite you to a number of special events, meetings and induction days. Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 crisis, this is not possible this year. However, we very much hope that the virtual transition materials and events that we have planned, will help to make the transition from home to school a relaxed and happy one. We are going to do everything we can to help you and your children settle in and be ready to start school in September.
On this page you will find a range of materials to help you with the transition process. These resources will be added to over the next few weeks. So far we have uploaded the following:
The Reception Transition Process and Timetable.
How to talk to your child about transition, as well as links to some useful resources that will help with starting school.
The Reception Induction letter that was sent to all parents in May 2020.
Reception Transition Home Learning Booklet.
Our brand new Reception Handbook and Returnable Forms.
Our updated Breakfast, After School and Holiday Club Handbook and Club Registration Form.
A Virtual Tour of the Reception Classrooms, and a chance to meet the Reception Team.
Weekly Reception Story Times, where your new teacher will read a story!
Information about Mellors Catering along with an Allergens Parent Pack.
The Reception Transition Process 2020
This year we find ourselves in an unprecedented set of circumstances and we fully understand how worried you might be about your child’s transition into Reception. However, the most important thing at the moment is that you and your child are well and happy; we will be ready to resume learning quickly and positively when this is all over. Please be assured that we are committed to working through this challenging time together. We would also like to reassure you that a virtual transition process has been carefully planned for, and we are certain that you will feel more at ease as the transition process starts. The transition programme is outlined below:
Week beginning 15th June 2020
Reception parent Handbook and Returnable Forms sent electronically to parents.
Week beginning 22nd June 2020
Video Tour of the Classroom and Getting to know the Reception staff.
Class allocation sent to parents.
Week beginning 29th June 2020
Reception Story Times.
Week beginning 6th July 2020
Individual start dates sent out to parents electronically.
Reception Story Times.
Week beginning 13th July 2020
Video message from the Headteacher and Early Years Lead.
Transition Booklets sent to parents.
Telephone calls from the Class Teacher to answer any questions you may have.
Question and answer section set up on this page.
Reception Story Times.
Week beginning 20th July 2020
Telephone calls from the Class Teacher continued.
Reception Story Times.
Week beginning Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Phased Transition into Reception.
*Dates are subject to change.
How to talk to your child about transition (including links to some some really useful resources)
Things are uncertain at the moment, but this doesn’t need to affect the way you talk about transition with your child. We approach a lot of things thinking like an adult, but children tend to be more resilient than adults in many ways. They don’t need to know that things aren’t happening the way they would do normally. They take things at face value and tend to throw themselves into most things - we just sometimes need to shield them from our own worries. The conversation can be as simple as “we’re waiting for a message to tell us when you’re going to start school, isn’t that really exciting?” And it is really exciting, for them and for all of us at school. We can’t wait to meet you all soon! In the meantime below you will find some links to some useful resources all about starting school.
You may like to watch the CBeebies video 'Topsy and Tim Start School'. Click on the picture below to access the resource.
Starting school is a big milestone in a child’s life – not to mention a parent/carer’s too! Sharing engaging stories and picture books about starting school is a great way to gently prepare your child for their first day. Here is a list of recommended books:
'Boris Starts School' by Carrie Weston and Tim Warnes
'Jellybean Goes to School' by Margaret Roc and Laura Hughes
'Harry and the Dinosaurs Go To School' by Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds
'Biff, Chip and Kipper: Starting School' byRoderick Hunt and Alex Brychta
'Charlie and Lola: I Am Too Absolutely Small For School' by Lauren Child
CBeebies enables your child to get ready for school with their CBeebie friends! Click on the link to visit the website.
Here are some ideas of the things you can practise at home before starting in Reception. These will all help your child prepare for starting school.
Below, you will find a very useful transition booklet that has been produced by Early Years 2 Primary (EY2P). It will provide you with some ideas of some transition activities that you could do over the Summer.
Welcome to Templemoor Before, After School and Holiday Club
The handbook below has been created to provide you with all of the information you will need about our successful Before, After School and Holiday Club.This year we have updated this handbook at a time of uncertainty. Although we hope to maintain as much of our before, after school and holiday club provision as possible, every element will need to be reassessed to see what is feasible in the new academic year. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Breakfast, After School and Holiday Club Handbook and Returnable Forms
We have recorded a virtual tour of our Reception area, where you will get the chance to look around the classrooms and outdoor areas, as well as meet the Reception team. You can view the video below, or on our school You Tube Channel (in HD) by clicking on the following link.
Reception Story Time
Every week Miss MacIntyre and Mrs Cundick will read you one of their favourite stories, so relax, listen carefully and enjoy!
Listen to Mrs Cundick reading 'Ness the Nurse' by Nick Sharratt.
Listen to Mrs Cundick reading 'Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School' by Ian Whybrow.
Listen to Miss MacIntyre reading 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?" by Bill Martin Junior.
Listen to Mrs Cundick reading 'Kitchen Disco' by Clare Foges.
Listen to Miss MacIntyre reading 'Going on a Lion Hunt' by David Axtell.
Listen to Mrs Cundick read 'Bumble Bear' by Nadia Shireen, or watch the video on our You Tube Channel by following this link.
Listen to Miss MacIntyre read 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson, or watch the video on our You Tube Channel by following this link.
Mellors Catering and Allergies
All children from Reception to Year 2 are provided with a free school meal. The school has appointed Mellors Catering Services to provide lunches for the children. Meals are cooked on site in our kitchen by our catering team, led by Miss Dale. Weekly menus are available to view on our school website. Mellors provide freshly produced hot specials of the day, fresh vegetables and salad, a vegetarian choice, hot and cold desserts, snacks and sandwiches. If your child has a food allergy or specific dietary requirements, please ensure that you complete the ‘Special Dietary Needs’ form in the returnable forms booklet. Further information can also be found in the ‘Allergens Parent Pack’ below:
Even more Reception Story Times, where your new class teacher will be reading some of their favourite stories.
A video message from Mr Hodgson and Mrs Cundick explaining all you need to know about starting Reception.
Frequently asked Questions (with answers) that parents are asking.
Privacy and Cookies Policy
Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
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Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
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