New starters to Class 1 information
Welcome to Ranskill Primary School
We are so pleased that you have chosen to start your child’s school learning journey at Ranskill Primary and we can’t wait to see you all soon. We have lots of fantastic ideas and resources on the school website home learning pages that we have shared with you, these will enable you to gain an understanding of the things you can do to help prepare your child for school. Some of the most important things for your child are:
- Developing independent skills (putting on own clothes, going to the toilet by themselves, wiping their own bottoms).
- Communication - talking about what they are doing and asking questions.
- Playing games and learning to take turns and using their imagination in their play.
- We all love to share stories and this is a valuable skill for children to learn to sit and listen to them and then answer simple questions about the story.
- Encouraging children to sing nursery rhymes and getting them to hear the words that rhyme is also a fun and beneficial activity.
All parents must complete the pupil registration form and return to school before attending the transition day on 14th July. This is to ensure we can contact you in an emergency and to ensure we have all your child's medical details. A copy of the registration form can be found here and one will be delivered to your house.
Friday 11th June Access code for dojo given to new parents - this is the school's communication app.
Wednesday 16th June 6.00 pm via zoom virtual welcome meeting, to receive your invite to this event you must have given your email address to Mrs Clayton.
Thursday 1st July 5.00 pm If covid restrictions are lifted new parent meeting in the school hall.
Wednesday 14th July 9.00 am - 3.15 pm – Transition Day. New starters attend all day.
Children will be provided with a school lunch, we encourage all children to try a school lunch on this day, all children will qualify for a universal free school lunch. They should enter school via the car park and parents can drop off at the large gate. A video demonstrating this can be found here. At present , due to current measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 parents are not permitted in the school building. Parents should prepare their children for this possibility, as soon as the new guidance is issued we will let you know if this changes.
Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd Home/Garden/Door step visits. Depending on covid restrictions new starters will be offered a door step visit, garden visit, home visit or teams meeting.
We are so excited that you have become part of Ranskill Primary School and we will keep you updated with any information that you need - please keep checking on the school website and your emails.
Please read the parent guide below that will give you all the essential information for your child starting school.
Essential Information for Parents and Carers of New Starters
Term dates for 2021-22 can be found here
Please note school will also be closed on the following dates for staff training days