Reception New Starters 2021

 Welcome to The Bishops'
C of E Learning Academy
We are delighted that you have been successful in being allocated a place for your child to join our school family in September 2021.
The Reception year is such a special time and transitioning into this first year at school is important not only for your child, but also for you as parents/carers.
The next few months is one of our favourite times of the year, getting to meet you and your children and starting their school journey with you.  In this section of the website, you will find regular updates regarding your child's transition into school.
We look forward to meeting with you all soon. 
The EYFS Team
Meet the Team
Here are some short videos from the adults who will be working with your children during their first year at school.
Our Welcome Video
Preparing your child for
The image below gives some ideas of the different types of activities and tasks that you could use to support your child in their preparation to start school. This is not an exhaustive list and plaese do not worry if your child is not able to do some of these things before they start. Just let the school know if there is something they find tricky and we will continue to support them and build on their learning from their nursery experience.
There are also some great stories that you can share with your child based around starting school. Below are the links to each story on Youtube. Just click on the heading above each image and the link to the story will open in a new window. 
Starting School (Picture Puffins): Ahlberg, Allan ...
Going to School (Usborne First Experiences): Anna ...

As well as keeping up to date with the Early Years section of our website, there are some other great websites to visit that can offer support on how to help your child prepare for school.