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Community Church School and Nursery

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New Intake Information

Head Teacher Welcome! 

9th May 2022

 

Dear Parents,

 

I wanted to write to say thank you for choosing to send your child to Knights Templar Community Church School in September and to offer you a very warm welcome.

 

We are so looking forward to meeting you and starting to get to know you and your child. The start of school is a big step but is very exciting!  

 

Currently, we are working on class structures and staffing arrangements for September 2022. We would like to welcome you to a meeting on Friday 17 June at 3pm in our school hall where we can introduce you to key members of the staffing team and distribute our information pack.

 

However hard we try to simplify the packs, the fact is that the start of school is an important milestone and there is so much to say! Please take time to read through the information you are provided with and if you have any questions, there will be opportunities for you to ask questions.

 

Next half term, your child’s class teachers will also be in contact with each of you via a TEAMS meeting so that we can have a more personal chat and share any information that would be helpful to know about your child and your family. This replaces the traditional home visit.

 

We would urge you to use the coming months to help your child prepare for school, by supporting them to be able to do the following activities independently, where appropriate:

 

  • use the toilet, understand that pulling the flush and washing hands is important
  • hold a knife, fork and spoon properly and feed themselves
  • undress and dress themselves, including putting on shoes and doing up zips and buttons
  • understand and use the common polite social skills of “thank you, please and excuse me.”

 

In addition, the best thing that you can do to help give your child the best start to school is to read lots of stories with them. Talk about the stories and build a love of books – this will have an enormous benefit on all their future learning.

 

The other thing seems simple, but it too has a massive impact on the life successes for your child. Talk, talk, talk and listen, listen, listen to your child!  Ask them questions, explain what you are doing when you are pottering around the house and garden, sing with them and build up their language confidence. The more words that they hear and use, the better start to their learning they will have.

 

If you have any questions in the meantime, you can always email the school office or call me here at the school, if you would prefer. I am always out on the gate in the mornings, so if that is a time when you are coming up to Nursery, I am happy to chat then.

 

We will be in contact with further details soon.

 

With kind regards

 

David Frowde

Head Teacher 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

We usually have the chance to meet all of our new parents in the summer term and we are then able to answer any questions that might be a concern. Starting school is a big step and for some parents the “letting go” is a hard thing to do, even if you already have siblings in school already.

We have put together a list of questions which parents have asked in the past and have put answers with them which might be of use to you as your child is about to start school. If you can think of any others, please let us know!

 

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