Key Dates for Term 1
Monday 5th Sep - Allocated slots to explore the classroom and meet the teachers. Uniform optional.
Tuesday 6th Sep - 'First Day' for children attending either in morning or afternoon. Uniform compulsory.
Week beginning 12th Sep - Children attend 8:40am-12pm.
Week beginning 19th Sep - Children attend 8:40am-1:15pm. First Lunches.
Monday 26th Sep - All children start full time. Children attend 8:40am-3pm.
Week beginning Monday 17th - A pumpkin themed week. All donations of pumpkins or other squash very welcome!
Friday 21st Oct - last day of term
*NEW* Reading meeting for EYFS Parents - An introduction to phonics and reading at Paulton Infant School
What will my child be doing in school?
Click here to see the Knowledge Organiser for Term 1 including ideas for how to support your child at home.
A significant part of the beginning of Reception involves us really getting to know your child. We will be conducting the new statutory Reception Baseline Assessment within the first few weeks of term as well as making our own assessments that we use to inform later learning. We will also be focussing on building positive relationships and helping all children feel safe and settled in school - a necessity for academic learning. Your child will be busy learning lots of new routines and rules at the start of the year. The use of routine and clear boundaries supports children to feel secure and comfortable at school and also enables everybody to stay safe and able to learn.
You will be able to stay up to date with our learning in school through the app 'Evidence Me'. We will soon give you information about how to download this and sign up. Updates will also be made to this page over the term.
What to bring
We are excited about welcoming you and your children on Monday before the children come into school on their own for the first time on Tuesday. On Tuesday, please can they bring their book bag and water bottle. (Please don't carry the water bottle in the book bag as leaks and condensation damage the books). If you don’t yet have a book bag, a plastic bag/tote bag or similar flat bag will do for now. Please avoid backpacks if you can. You can order book bags here https://www.pbuniform-online.co.uk/schools/paulton-infant-school.html . As a snack, fruit will be provided by school but your child may prefer to bring their own and put it in their drawer. This snack must be fresh fruit or vegetables. At snack time, all 4 year olds will also be offered a drink of milk.
While data is still being processed, please could you ensure that any significant medical need/allergy is communicated directly with the class teacher, if you have not done so already, before leaving your child in our care. Children will be offered milk, fruit and breadsticks so we need to know if they cannot have any foods.
All children will need a named coat.
All children should keep a pair of named wellies in school. These won't be needed on the first day but it would be helpful if these could come in over the first few weeks of term.
Parent-Teacher Meeting Video Calls
In the second week of term we are scheduling times when we can talk to parents via video calls. These calls are for parents/carers rather than children. There is a series of questions that we ask in order to build up a bigger picture of your child so that we can best support them in school. You can see a copy of the questions we discuss here. It is also a chance for you to share any other information you feel important and ask any questions you may have.
These calls will be in the afternoons of the week beginning 13th September. Please book using the tab above.