Welcome to all our new Reception families! 

PLEASE NOTE TERM 1 WILL NOW START ON TUESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2022 DUE TO AN ADDITIONAL TEACHER TRAINING DAY!

Here are a few bits of information for you that might answer some questions.

Reception children attending for morning sessions should be taken to the back playground and line up near their class gate where they will be greeted by the class teacher.

The morning sessions are 0915-1130, Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Thursday the session is 0915-1300, including staying for lunch. Please send a healthy lunchbox.

On Friday 9th September your children are in all day, 0900-1515. Please send a healthy lunchbox.

Reception children attending for afternoon sessions should be taken to the back playground and line up near their class gate where they will be greeted by the class teacher.

The afternoon sessions are 1300-1515, Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Thursday the session is 1130-1515, including staying for lunch. Please send a healthy lunchbox.

On Friday 9th September your children are in all day, 0900-1515. Please send a healthy lunchbox.

 

If you have any questions in the meantime please contact us at wpadmin@wyndhamstmarks.uk

 

Our Reception Classes are -

Ducklings - Mrs L Smith (EYFS Lead & Class Teacher)

Cygnets   - Miss H Bateman (Class Teacher) 

Owlets     - Mrs C Beckles (Class Teacher), Ms C Healy (Class Teacher), 

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Here are our Top Ten Tips for starting school. We hope you will find them useful.

 1. Reception children don't need to know how to read, write and do maths before they start school but they do need to do things like go to the toilet independently, put on their own uniform, PE Kit, coat and shoes.                                   

2. There may be accidents whilst they get used to the toilets, so pack a spare pair of pants and anything else your child might be likely to need (e.g. wipes) in their PE bags.                                                                                                       

3. Put their names in absolutely everything they bring into school, using name tapes or a permanent marker!                   

4. Practise school lunch situations, opening storage containers, yoghurt tubes, drinks bottles and using a knife and fork.                                                                                                                                   

5. Have at least five school shirts, to save yourself the hassle of midweek washing. Join the Facebook group – Wyndham Park and St Marks – school uniform swapshop to pick up a few spares.                                                           

6. Be positive about school and arrive on time for the best start to the day. As hard as it is leaving them, it’s easier for everyone if parents say goodbye and leave, then cry out of the sight of the children!                                                           

7. Take a snack and a drink when you collect them at the end of the day to avoid hungry and thirsty meltdowns.                      

8. Check their book bags because they will be bringing home letters that they've forgotten all about.                                     

9. Be prepared for an exhausted child for most of the first term: don't plan too many after-school activities.                                 

10. Finally, take a step back and trust the teachers to do their job. Let the children find their own feet and solve their own problems if possible. Your child is developing their own independence. If you are concerned speak with the teacher away from listening ears!                 School clipart                                                                                                                                       

 Starting school tips from other parents