17 April 2021
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Welcome to Reception Year

Our normal provision to welcome Reception children is set out below. With COVID restrictions in place, this will all be subject to review for the 2021 intake.

Once offers for Reception places are made in April, we send out a Welcome Pack. This includes Admission forms and details of the events and activities that we have put in place to help you and your child through the process of starting school.

Our first event is a coffee morning and curriculum presentation. This is for parents only and is an opportunity for you to meet the class teachers, other parents, find out about the curriculum and how to prepare your child for school.

We also arrange Home Visits for the summer term. This is a chance for the teachers and teaching partners to meet you and your child in your home setting for 20 minutes or so.

In July, there is a taster session for your child where they visit their new classroom, meet the teacher and teaching partners, and familiarise themselves with their new school environment.

Finally the PTA organise a welcome evening in September. This is an informal get together so you can get to know other new parents.

Information on start dates, part time options, school uniform try-on sessions and the PTA are also included in the Welcome Pack.

Please see Preparing your Child for School for advice on what you can do to support your child before starting school and we produce a booklet 'Welcome to Claremont Primary School' which introduces the teachers, the classrooms and the routines. Please follow the link to our Early Years Policy and we are also an Early Adopter of the Early Years Reforms. Please see this document for a brief description of this and what the changes are.

Our current Reception classes are Acorns and Saplings and below are short welcome videos we made for the children who started in September 2020:

Acorns:



Saplings:



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