Information for parents with children starting in Reception in 2022
Welcome to Paulton Infant School
Thank you for choosing Paulton Infant School as the educational setting for your child to join in September. We are looking forward to welcoming them, and you, into our community. Please direct all enquiries to the general school email address at email@example.com.
Over the coming months we will be adding information to this page to help you and your child get to know the school and understand the transition process. We will also provide you with details on opportunities to visit us. Please explore other pages of this website to help get a feel for the school too.
Transition into Reception
Transition details for the summer term will be published at a later date.
Induction into Reception in September
It is very important to us that our children experience as smooth a transition into school as possible. We want to ensure we have time to get to know the children and they get to know us. Also, as we have such a large number of children all joining Reception at the same time, it is imperative we establish routines and expectations in a calm and measured manner. For these reasons, we offer a staggered start to the year in September. Children will attend for parts of the day and build up to full days. We usually expect children to begin attending full time in their fourth week of school. Full details to be published at a later date.
Learning in Reception
To find out more about how we learn in EYFS at Paulton Infant School watch this video. You can also check out our EYFS page and the EYFS termly pages which have become increasingly detailed since the need for home learning.
Meet the Reception Teachers
Please click on each photo to watch them reading their favourite stories.
Mrs Upham Miss Ireland Miss Light
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 Starting School Book to enjoy with your child.
If your child is feeling anxious about starting school here is a social story that might help them.
Important Documents to Read (to be updated soon for 2022)
Uniform is available from https://www.pbuniform-online.co.uk/paultoninfant
Our school dress code can be found here.
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. This link Pupil Premium Funding takes you to the Government online application form.
Due to Covid restrictions, our 2021 cohort were unable to visit their new classrooms just before summer so the teachers recorded a story and a classroom tour for their new classes:
Welcome to Opal Class
Welcome to Jade Class
Welcome to Ruby Class
Meet the EYFS Team 2021