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St Peter's

CE Primary Academy

Strive Beyond; Defy Limits

Reception Class 2019 - Parental Information

This information is intended for parents who have been offered and have accepted a place for their child for September 2019. Until we have been advised of the final list of children for September 2019, we will not be sending out personalised letters.


Wednesday 19th June 2019 6-7.30pm, Information Evening for Parents: You are invited to join myself and Miss Murphy for an overview of life in Reception Class at St. Peter’s. We will cover everything from logistics to learning. Governors, our PTA (The Friends of St. Peter’s) and other staff (including the school SENCo) will also be in attendance. There will be an opportunity for you to chat to them and have a look around the school, as well as sample some of the school meals. Please note that you should not bring children to this event. The gate between the playground and Xanten Way will be open on the Evening so please make your way across the playground to the Reception Classroom. Signs will be up to help you find your way.


Monday 1st July 2019 1-2pm, Stay and Play: During this session, you are invited to stay with your child and explore the Reception classroom and outdoor area. Our Year 4 children will also take you and your child on a tour of the school while it is fully operational! Please arrive at the office reception. Parking is available next to the school on Xanten Way.


Thursday 11th July 2019 1-2pm, Leave and Play: Miss Murphy and Miss Lever (our Early Years Teaching Assistant) will spend an hour with your children. They will enjoy a number of story books, sing some songs and play some games. Please arrive at the office reception. There will be a space for you to have a cup of tea on site but away from your child. As ever, parking is available next to the school on Xanten Way.


 Friday 12th July 2019 3-5pm, Summer Fete and Teddy Bears Picnic: The whole school community will be enjoying the joys of summer at our first ever school fete. You are part of the school community now and we would love to see you there. As well as the stalls and games being run, there will be a Teddy Bears Picnic especially for the children joining us in September. 

Additionally, Miss Murphy and Miss Lever will be making home visits during the mornings of 22nd, 23rd and 25th July. These are not compulsory. Indeed, after multiple visits to the school, you may feel that your child is ready to start. However, we appreciate that some children may benefit from the opportunity so please contact the school directly should you wish to arrange a home visit.


 The school will shortly be making contact with your child’s current nursery to further complement and ease their transition into Reception Class. 

Monday 2nd September and Tuesday 3rd September 2019 are inset days. We are closed to pupils. Your child’s first day of school will be Wednesday 4th September. They will be full time from that date. We ran the same transition programme last year and although it tired them out, all the children coped well with the shift to being a full-time pupil from the beginning. 

Miss Murphy, Miss Lever and I all look forward to meeting with you at one of the many open days and transition opportunities. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact our school office.