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NEW RECEPTION INTAKE 2021

Welcome to Reception 2021

We are delighted that you have accepted a place for your child in Reception at Frith Manor School for September 2021. We very much look forward to working in partnership with you to secure the best education for your child, and we hope to meet and answer any queries you may have through the documents on this web page.

As the first part of our induction process we would like to invite all Parents and Carers (please do not bring children to this event) to a meeting.

It will be held on Wednesday 30th June at 7pm in our school hall.

We highly recommend that all parents attend this meeting. You will be given important information about starting school, find out which class your child will be placed in and meet the teachers and teaching assistants who will be working with your child. You will also be given your child’s individual dates and times for their in-school visit and their start date, along with the time for your stay and play session. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and to visit the reception classrooms.

As part of our Transition and Induction Programme for Reception Children we operate a staggered start system over the first week. 

We will be starting children between the 6th and 9th of September

This enables us to spend a little of quality time with all children and their families at this very important time (also very exciting and sometimes worrying!).  The children will start in groups of 6 and will spend their first session just in that group of 6, becoming familiar with the setting and the routines etc.

In their next session their group of 6 will join together with the other children who have started until the whole group of 30 are together on the Friday morning.

In the second week (beginning 13th Sept) each group of 6 will progressively begin to stay for lunch and in the third week (beginning 20th September) build up to staying full-time within this week.

Please note - we treat each child as an individual with their settling and, in consultation with you, we may decide that your child needs longer to settle in, to feel secure and manage the longer day.

Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus we will not be visiting you in your homes this year.
Instead we will be inviting you to a short personal meeting in school with your class teacher.

Your meeting date will either be on the 2nd or 3rd of September

This is a good opportunity for us to find out about your child, it also gives you a great opportunity to talk to us one to one about your child, ask any questions and get to know us!

We have a class visit for you to bring your child to ‘Stay and Play’.

The stay and play date will either be in the morning or afternoon of Monday 19th July

You and your child come together to explore and play in their Reception classroom and outdoor area, getting to know staff, the environment and some of their new class members.

This is before the summer break so that the children can visualise where they will be going when you talk to them about school in preparation for starting.

We strongly encourage you to attend all of these events to support your child to make a smooth transition into school.

We look forward to meeting you on Wednesday 30th June where we will give you all your individual dates and times and answer any questions that you may have.

We have contacted all families via email If you have not received this email please telephone the school office - 0208 346 2388 (ext. 2) or email janehill@frithmanor.barnet.sch.uk

Attached to your email is the link to a questionnaire. Your answers will support us to plan  our two reception classes for September 2021. In our planning we aim to create 2 equal classes, taking into consideration the age, gender and needs of the children we will be welcoming. Please complete the questionnaire to share information about your child that will support us to plan the classes well. Press the link in the email to complete the questionnaire.

The Reception team are contactable by using the email jane.hill@frithmanor.barnet.sch.uk please don’t hesitate to email any queries, questions or concerns as we will be more than happy to help.

Kind Regards,

The Reception Team​