Welcome to all our new Reception families! 

We are very excited to meet all of you and are making preparations for your start in September.

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

We will be sending out some forms by email shortly (approx 06/05/22) for you to complete and return to us. Don't worry if you can't access them, you are very welcome to pop into school for a paper copy. 

On Wednesday, June 22nd we would like to welcome parents/carers into school at 7pm for an information evening about starting school. You will be able to see the classrooms, meet the staff and ask questions.

There will be an opportunity for the children to come in for a Stay & Play session and spend time with their new teachers on either 28th June or 1st July from 9.15 until 10.30am. You will be able to state a preference when you receive your form pack.

We offer a home visit, which is entirely optional, to give you the opportunity to have some one-on-one time with the class teacher. These visits will be offered on three mornings, either the 6th, 15th or 18th July. You will be contacted to book one of these visits.

To help you plan possible childcare, school starts for all children on Monday 5th September 2022. Your Reception children will be in for half days for the first three days, then on Thursday 8th, it will be their half day session plus lunch and on Friday 9th they will be in full-time (8.50am - 3.15pm). More precise information and timings will be provided in due course.

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), 

 

Welcome handbook

New parents information evening powerpoint Sept 2021

 

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