Pattern of Entry for Sept 21

Pattern of Entry for Sept 21

The aim of our pattern of entry is to ensure all children become happy, confident and secure at school. Our induction reflects this by building on routines. You will have be notified of your Child’s Class and Class Induction Group by email. The classes have been split into 2 groups A & B only to limit numbers at the induction sessions and for the staggered start; these are:

Wednesday 21st July and  Friday 3rd September – Children are not in school 

Each family will have a Teams meeting ‘Home Visit’.  This session will give you and your child the opportunity to ask any questions you have, discuss school routines and share any information that you think might be useful to support a positive start to school.  It is also an opportunity for staff to get to know you and your child a little more and hear about your child’s interests!  A TEAMS link will be sent to you nearer the time.

 Week Beginning 6th September

Staggered start times (by Induction Group A or B) on Monday and Tuesday will enable the children to be welcomed into the classroom in a calm way allowing more time for staff to talk to your child.  They will be shown morning routines, learning where their belonging go and to prepare them for their first mornings.

  • Monday 6th – 8.50am- 12.00 noon (Induction Group A)/ 9.00am- 12.00 noon (Induction Group B) 
  • Tuesday 7th 8.50am – 12.00 noon (Induction Group A)/ 9.00am – 12.00 noon (Induction Group B) 
  • Wednesday 8th – 8.50am – 12.00pm
  • Thursday 9th – 8.50am – 12.00pm
  • Friday 10th   – 8.50am – 12.00pm

 This week your children will become familiar with their new school, teachers and friendship groups. They will also learn morning routines and the structure of the school morning.


Week Beginning 13th September    –    8.50am – 1.00pm

This week your child will experience and establish the lunchtime routine, this will include choosing their lunch, developing their independent skills by collecting their lunch and sitting in the school hall. Children will also meet their lunchtime supervisor. At the beginning of the year, Year R staff will be available to support the children.

After lunchtime your child will have the opportunity to play on the playground with the rest of the school children.

Week Beginning 20th September     –    8.50am – 3.20pm

This week your child will experience a full day of school life, learning and building on morning, lunchtime and afternoon routines.

We feel this pattern of entry allows children to build on routines at a steady pace but also inducts them into school life quickly. We understand that some children may need to have a more flexible pattern of entry and as always we work closely with you in partnership to establish what is best for your child.  Please discuss any concerns you have with your child’s teacher.