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Information for Early Years intake September 2016

We are thrilled to welcome new families to the school who will be joining us in September 2016.

We are delighted if you have accepted the place for your child to attend Emsworth Primary School and we look forward to getting to know you and your family. Our transition programme aims to settle children into their new environment, share key information, meet staff and help you and them to get to know classmates and other families. 

Songs and Rhymes sessions

These are fun and informal sessions where there are practical activities, stories and songs. Your child will also be able to choose their own book bag! You and your child are invited to attend up to three sessions on the following dates from 2.15pm – 3pm. You may attend all or some and any family member or friend may accompany your child if you are not available. 

Children with surnames beginning with A - M

 Mon 13th June

 Mon 20th June

 Tues 5th July

(all children)

Children with surnames beginning with N - Z

 Tues 14th June

 Tues 21st June

 Information Evening

We would like to invite you to an information evening on Tuesday 17th May 2016 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. This will give you the opportunity to meet key members of staff and we will provide you with practical information about school lunches, uniform, what to do if your child is sick and so on! 

Pre-School Visits

To help us to make your child’s start to school as happy and enjoyable as possible, we like to meet your child in a familiar setting and obtain useful information from those who know them well. Over the next couple of weeks members of the Early Years teaching team will be visiting pre-schools to liaise with key workers.  We make these arrangements directly with them.

Home Visits

Between Monday 5th September and Friday 9th September 2016 we will be visiting children at home. The aim of this is for you to share any personal transition information and for your child to feel they have a special relationship with the adults who visit. We have found this an invaluable part of settling children into school. The visit will be no longer than half an hour and arranged at a mutually convenient time. There will be more details to follow later. 

September start dates and arrangements

Your child’s first day of school will be on Monday 12th September 2016. On this first day, only, their start time will be 9am – this will allow you to gather on the playground after all the other children have entered the school building. This first week will be mornings only, including lunch, and your child will need to be collected at 1pm.  Your child will then start full time from Monday 19th September 2016, 8.45am to 3.15pm.