Information for parents with children starting in Reception in 2020
Thank you for choosing Paulton Infant School as the educational setting for your child to join in September. We look forward to welcoming them when schools are open again.
Over the coming weeks and months we will be adding information to this page to help you and your child really get to know the school and become part of the community. We recognise that circumstances are different at the moment and it may not be possible to visit the school so we will do our best to re-create the experience virtually on here. Please explore other pages of this website to help get a feel for the school too.
We can confirm that from September 2020 there will be three reception classes: Ruby, Jade and Opal, so your child will join one of these.
To find out more about how we learn in EYFS at Paulton Infant School check out our EYFS page.
Some of the teachers from Paulton Infant School would like to show you around. Click on the links below to explore different areas of the school. We will be adding to these over the coming weeks.
If your child is feeling anxious about starting school here is a social story that might help them.
Important Documents to Read
Uniform is available from https://www.pbuniform-online.co.uk/paultoninfant
Enquiries Email Address
We have set up an email address for any questions you have about starting school in September.
The address is: enquiriesforEYFS2020@paulton-inf.bathnes.sch.uk
As it is now summer holidays please direct all enquiries to the general school email address at .
If you have been offered a place at our school please complete the following form:
Please click on the above link to find out a little more information about life in EYFS (or Reception) at Paulton Infant School.
We were very disappointed not to be able to host our 'New Parents Meeting' this year. We have collated all the information into this presentation. If you are having difficulty playing the videos in the presentation, please use the following links below:
Our colleague and friend, Sonia Mainstone-Cotton from Brighter Futures has kindly let us share this wonderful book about starting school. Please click on the link above to enjoy with your child.
Meet the Teachers!
Please click on each photo to watch them reading their favourite stories.
Mrs Upham will be teaching Ruby Class and is the Early Years Lead for the school.
Miss Ireland will be teaching Jade Class.
Miss Light will be teaching Opal Class.
Your child may be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. This supports their learning and pays for activities such as swimming lessons and school trips. It also provides them with free school meals when they leave the infant school. The link above takes you to the Government online application form.
All plans are potentially subject to change depending on Government guidelines. We will update information on this page if the situation changes.
Please see Mrs Hogan's letter dated 15/7/20 for the most up to date information regarding full school reopening in September.
We are really looking forward to welcoming your children in September. We hope you all received your welcome packs that included information about which class your child is in and the timetable for the transition period to starting school. A generic copy of the transition timetable and accompanying letter can be found here. Please refer to the transition timetable in your own welcome pack to know which group your child is in.
Thursday 3rd/Friday 4th September: We are going to offer Zoom slots on these 2 days so that your child can say hello to their own class teacher and TA, have a virtual tour of the classroom and get a chance to connect after the long summer holidays. We want to help your child to feel as comfortable as possible starting school. These Zoom calls are entirely optional and we will also be recording short video tours so if you feel your child finds Zoom calls stressful you can opt to just watch the pre-recorded video instead. We will add sign up slots for Zoom calls to this website towards the end of August.
Week beginning 7th September: One adult will accompany the child to two stay and play sessions. Uniform is optional for this week.
Week beginning 14th September: Children will stay for two stay and play sessions in small groups. Uniform compulsory from now on.
Week beginning 21st September: Children stay for 2 full mornings, including lunchtime, in half class groups
Week beginning 28th September: Children stay for 2 full days in half class groups
Week beginning 5th October: All children will be in full time, 8:30 - 2:45, if Government guidance allows