Starting School

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UPDATED - 1st July 2020

Induction Meeting

We will be holding our starting school meeting on Wednesday 3rd June 3-4pm. This will be via Zoom. This will be an opportunity for you to find out about the EYFS curriculum and information about your child starting school. You will have received details of this meeting in your welcome letter from us.

September 2020


First week in school (Mon 7th - Fri 11th Sept):
In the mornings, you are welcome to come into the classroom to settle your child. Please help them to put away their coat, reading folder and water bottle and to self-register. You can then help them settle to an activity set up in the classroom. Please collect your child from outside the office main door at 12pm.

Second week in school (Mon 14th – 18th September)
8.50am-1pm (to include lunchtime)
From this week in the mornings, we will lead the children in from the wooden gate of Rainbow’s outside area. Please collect your child from outside the main office door at 1pm.

From Monday 21st September, your child will be full time in school. There will be an opportunity to discuss this if school or home feels that your child should continue part time.

Welcome visits in school (July)

We are pleased to be able to invite you to a ‘Welcome visit’ to Rainbow Class on Tuesday 14th July or Wednesday 15th July. This visit will be for 25 minutes and will give both you and your child a chance to meet Mrs Baldwin (one of Rainbow’s teachers) and Mrs Macklin (TA). This visit is instead of the phone call discussed in the Zoom welcome meeting. Social distancing will be maintained between yourselves / your child and us and cleaning will also take place between visits. We must also ask that only one parent attends with their child. We will phone you shortly to arrange these visits.

Contacting nurseries, pre-schools and childminders

As part of our induction process, we will be contacting your child’s nursery /pre-school / childminder to find out all about your child when in their setting.

Class zoom meeting

We will be arranging a whole class zoom meeting on Thursday 3rd September at 3.45-4.15pm. This will be a lovely opportunity for your child to see and ‘meet’ the other children and to play some games together before starting school the following Monday. Details of this will be emailed to you at the start of the new term.

All About My School

Please find to the right a booklet to share with you child – “All about my school”. In it, you will find pictures of the school and the staff who work there including your child’s teachers. It is a great way for your children to become familiar with school before they begin.

  • All-About-My-School.pdf

Welcome to Rainbow Class

Please find below a booklet all about your child starting school. In it you will find lots of useful information about Sutton Benger School including uniform, structure of a school day and teaching and learning in Rainbow Class.

  • Starting-School-2020.doc

School Information

Below you will find general information about the school that you may find useful. There is also the power point shared with you at our welcome meeting on 3rd June.

Information for New Parents
  • Welcome-meeting-2020.ppt

  • new-parent-brochure.docx

  • safeguarding-volunteer-leaflet-nov-18.pdf

Sutton Benger CE VA Primary School
40 Chestnut Road
Sutton Benger
SN15 4RP

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