Information for New Starters-September 2023
We are delighted and excited that you have been able to secure a place for your child at The Cambridge Primary School. We are looking forward to starting our journey together.
The Cambridge Primary School is a special learning environment that fosters the hopes and dreams of all our pupils. School is more than reading, writing and maths; it is working in a partnership with families to equip children with skills, attitudes and values necessary to be successful learners in all aspects of their life. The Cambridge Primary School keeps this vision at the core of everything we do.
Transition Dates and Details
Making every child’s first experiences of school a happy one begins before they step foot into the classroom on their first day. We strive to make sure that when children enter the Cambridge, they are full of positive emotions – excitement, confidence and happiness, so they settle quickly into school, learning and developing from day one.
Pupil and Parent Visit to school: Wednesday 5th July 2023 (a 45-minute time slot will be allocated soon)
The aim of the visit is for the children to spend time playing in their class and the outside area whilst getting to know their peers and the adults in their class. Staff will start to form bonds with the children and get to know their interests and needs. The children will visit in groups of six and should be accompanied by parents or carers. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate siblings.
At this visit, you will receive an information pack explaining school routines in addition to ideas for preparing your child for school.
We ask that your child brings a family photo to the visit.
Parent Information Talk: Wednesday 5th July 2023 at 6.00pm-7.00pm
This will take place in the school hall this year. We will share information such as uniform, daily routines and the curriculum. You will also receive the PowerPoint by email. Following the presentation, there will be the chance to ask questions and meet with other parents.
Virtual Bedtime Stories: Thursday 6th July, Wednesday 12th and Wednesday 19th July 2023 at 6pm.
These virtual story times will take place via Zoom and are specifically for our new starters. Each week a different teacher will read a story. You will receive the link to Zoom before the first story.
Teddy Bears Family Picnic: Wednesday 12th July 2023 at 3.30pm to 4.30pm
The whole family are invited to picnic in the Reception outside area.
5th to 8th September 2023 – Home Visits (30 minute time slots signed up for on 5th July). Your child’s teacher and a learning support assistant will visit your child in their home environment. This is another opportunity for your child to bond with their teacher and gives you the opportunity to ask questions.
11th September 2023 – Reception Pupils’ First Day (From 9am-12.00pm)
Start times are staggered. You will be informed of these on your first visit to school (5th July).
12th September 2023 – Morning and Lunch (8.35am-1.30pm)
13th September 2023 onwards – Full Day (8.35am-3.10pm)
If you have any questions or concerns about transition or any other matter, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
School Office: Tel 01252 314884 email email@example.com
Miss Tancock (Assistant Head Teacher -Lower School) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our website contains lots of information you will find useful, so please take some time to look through it.
- You might like to access a free, short course with some great information about supporting children as they transition into school. https://www.hub.primarysteps.co.uk/courses/steps-to-school. There are also parent guides and an exciting ‘100 days until school challenge’ to take part in.
We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming your child to The Cambridge Primary School very soon.