September 2020 Robins
It was hoped that we would be able to carry out our usual transition arrangements for our new children starting Newchurch in September. This would start with a meeting for parents early in June. Unfortunately, this is not going to be viable due to the health and safety restrictions imposed on schools at this time. Instead, we are going to do things a little differently this year.
Please see below three greetings from myself, Mrs Sizer (your child's teacher) and Miss Sullivan (your child's teaching assistant). We have included a virtual tour of the classroom and also a PowerPoint presentation with key information we would have communicated to you had we been able to hold the parents’ evening on 10th June as planned.
We have a beautiful transition pack for you and your child which includes activities for them, resources to help prepare for their first day back at school and documentation for yourselves to read, fill in and return to school. We will be hand delivering these to your home in the week beginning 29th June. We will ring you in order to organise a time which is convenient to you as a family. If you have not already done so, please could you ensure we have your contact details so we can telephone in advance. Please email them to: email@example.com
Usually, prior to the children starting in September, they would come on two morning or afternoon visits to spend time in the learning environment and get to know their teachers. Due to the current situation, we do not feel that it is appropriate for the children to visit as the classroom will look different to how it will be in September. The virtual tour of the classroom is there for you to share with your child as many times as is needed in order to prepare them for starting school in the absence of a school visit in the summer term.
As the children cannot visit us, we have decided to bring the children in four groups over four days rather than over the two days we usually have. The dates are as follows:
Group 1: Wednesday 2nd September
Group 2: Thursday 3rd September
Group 3: Friday 4th September
Group 4: Monday 7th September
Your letter will indicate the group your child is in.
In September, Mrs Sizer and Miss Sullivan usually hold individual parental conferences so you are able to speak with them about your child on a one to one level. This year they will done virtually, on 16th and 17th July using Google Meet. We will require an email from you as the invite to join the meeting will come via an email link. Again, if you have not already done so, please can you ensure we have your details. When we visit you to drop off the welcome packs, we will organise a time that you would like the parental conference to happen in order to fit in with your personal circumstances.
Finally, can I take this opportunity to welcome you once again to the Newchurch Family. We are delighted to have you join us and can’t wait to see you all very soon.
With kindest regards,