Welcome to Reception
New Starters September 2022
We would like to welcome you all to Whitchurch CE Infant and Nursery Academy.
We have created this website page to provide all prospective new parents with the necessary information about our Academy and what we have to offer your child starting in our Reception classes, as well as providing all the essential details regarding the planned transition arrangements that we have put in place for this Summer Term and for September.
Please also explore our entire website for further information about our Federation of Academies.
We are very much looking forward to meeting you and your child in person and officially welcoming you to Whitchurch CE Infant and Nursery Academy in the near future.
Welcome information for our new starters and their family
Our Early Years Lead, Mrs Emma Coxon, will be making arrangements to visit your child at their pre-school setting in June. The purpose of this visit will be to get to know your child, to learn about their interests and to liaise with Nursery/ Pre-School staff before initial transition visits to school.
Below is our proposed transition timetable.
Tuesday 21st June PM or Tuesday 28th June PM: Visiting your child in their current Early Years Setting
We will aim to see your child in their current setting and chat with their familiar adults. If your child does not attend a setting on these days we will arrange a phone call with the setting.
Wednesday 29th June 5.00pm: Welcome Presentation meeting for Parents
During the meeting you be given information to support you in equipping your child to be prepared for school.
Wednesday 6th July and Thursday 7th July: Transition visit to school (Details of timings and arrangements will be forwarded separately.)
An opportunity for your child to experience a day in school.
Wednesday 13th July 4.00-4.40pm or Thursday 14th 4.00-4.40: Story session in the bell tent and a visit to the forest.
This is an opportunity to listen to a story with your child’s new teacher. There will also be a take away activity to complete at home providing a smooth link between school and home. An adult will need to stay with your child for the duration of the event.
We want to ensure that children have a smooth and confident start to school. We hope that our proposed timetable allows children to ease their way into school, become familiar with their surroundings, get to know their teacher and teaching assistants in Reception, meet their new classmates, establish new routines and develop confidence at Whitchurch CE Infant and Nursery Academy.
Please share these images with your child so that they can see and begin to become familiar with areas within and around school that they will access on a day-to-day basis.
Mrs Emma Coxon has provided a transition booklet for parents to complete to provide us with key information about your child.
You can download the booklet below and print it off to complete. If you are unable to print this booklet at home, please contact the Academy Office to arrange collection of a paper copy.
Please could you bring your completed booklets on your child's first day in September.
Whitchurch CE Infant & Nursery Academy - EYFS / KS1 Winter / Summer Uniform
Navy blue V-neck sweatshirt or cardigan with the school logo
Light blue short sleeved polo shirt with or without the school logo
Grey short or long trousers (plain style without adornment)
Grey skirt or pinafore dress
Navy blue and white checked summer dress
Grey, black or white socks or tights
Black shoes (not trainers). NB Some shoes are totally unsuitable for wear in a busy, active school; for example, the children should not wear high-heeled shoes/slip on shoes that will easily fall off and open toe sandals (for health and safety reasons) or trainers. Trainers are only appropriate for PE/Games. Please make sure your child comes to school in sensible black school shoes. School shoes are available from all of the local shoe shops.