We would like to warmly welcome everyone who has been allocated a place to start in Reception at our school in September. We are really looking forward to you starting school and being a part of our strong school community.
Due to the Covid19 global pandemic we are unable to welcome you into the school building this Summer Term however you will see in your welcome packs that have been sent to you that we have planned for lots of great transition activities for September. We will keep you informed if any of these are due to change.
We look forward to talking to you over the phone in the next few weeks. During this call we will confirm the arrangements for home visits and "stay and play" sessions.
Please see the information below to find out more about Reception at Barons Court and your new Teachers. If you have any queries or questions at any time please do not hesitate to contact the school on 01702 331356, we are always happy to talk.
Click on the link above to find more information about Reception at Barons Court.
Getting Ready for School
We know the beginning of school can feel scary for you and your child. These are also difficult times and the uncertainty of lockdown means you might be worrying that your child may not be ready for Reception. Don’t panic!
Here are some things you can do with your child at home over the coming weeks to help make sure they are just as ready to start Reception as they would otherwise have been.
If you have any questions about these activities, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Robinson by either calling or emailing the school.
To help your child develop independence, get them used to doing the following at home:
Getting dressed independently every day- practise fastening buttons and zips, putting socks on and putting their shoes on the right feet. Don’t worry if they still find this tricky.
Going to the toilet and wiping their bottom on their own.
Cutting food and using a real knife and fork.
Tidying up their toys- giving them responsibilities will help them to become more independent.
Helping them to recognise their name in writing. You would create a box with their name on it for them to put their coat in, this will be similar to what they will have in school and will help us when we ask them to get their coat.
You can practise some of the activities your child would have done in early years in your own home to ensure they develop the same skills and feel more ready when Reception starts:
Do turn- taking activities such as playing a game such as hide and seek.
Get your child used to eating with others- even if it is just a snack.
Get down to your child’s level and enjoy playing alongside them and sharing their toys.
Practise basic phonics in everyday settings:
Use programmes such as Alphablocks on Cbeebies to engage the children in exploring with the sounds that letters make.
Recognise sounds and words in the environment around you to help your child hear the initial sounds in words- e.g. “look at that tree- t- ree.
Segment sounds in words orally while doing your usual dialy routine, e.g. “What is in your b-a g?”
Play “I spy”.
Explore rhyming words in poems and books.
Routine and consistency helps children to adapt and this will help ease the transition into Reception. About 4 weeks before the start of Reception, try to set out a morning routine, you can start with small steps and gradually add to the routine.
Get up at the same time daily and have breakfast.
Get dressed in the school uniform and out on “school” shoes.
Look up the route to school and if it is in walking distance try it out- point out the school and tell your child that they will be going there soon.
This is Mrs Robinson. She is reading one of her most favourite books, it is called "Stanley's Stick". If you had Stanley's stick what could it become?
Barons Court Primary School and Nursery has a uniform, however we believe children need to be free to run, climb and get their clothes wet and dirty with sand, paint, glue, mud and water.
The uniform allows you to protect their own clothes.
Our school uniform:
Black trousers or skirt
White polo shirt with the school logo
Barons Court sweatshirt or cardigan
(possibly with their name embroidered on the front)
Black shoes/trainers with velcro straps
PLEASE put your child’s name in all their belongings.
Barons Court T-shirt with the school logo to match the colour of the child’s house (Red - Rowan, Yellow - Oak, Green - Spruce, Blue - Hawthorn). We will let you know which house your child is in during the phone call with your child's homegroup teacher.
Black tracksuit bottoms
Indoor & Summer Kit:
Barons Court T-shirt with the school logo to match the colour of the child’s house (Red - Rowan, Yellow - Oak, Green - Spruce, Blue -Hawthorn)
The uniform can be bought from:
PAULS DISCOUNT CLOTHING STORE
38/40 Southchurch Road
T: 01702 466431