Early Years Foundation Stage
Welcome to Wigmore Primary School
On behalf of all the children, teachers and governors we would like to thank you for choosing our school. As things are a little different this year, we have put together
this page with all of the information you need to prepare for starting school in September.
If there is anything we have missed or any questions specific to your family, please do not hesitate in contacting the school.
This can be done by calling the school office on 01582 616101 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Samin Qadri Mr Ben White
Foundation Stage Leader Assistant Headteacher for EYs and Key Stage 1
Useful information for Parents with children starting school in September
Starting School e-books -
Please take a look at these e-books, specifically created to support with Transition to Wigmore Primary School. When you receive information on the name of your child's class, you can select from the e-books below. They can be downloaded and printed and we recommend that you do this. If you do not have access to a printer, we can offer paper copies that can be collected from the school office. Please phone to organise a suitable time to collect. Please read this several times over the Summer to prepare your child for starting school. Children may also wish to bring their book to school on their first days at school in their brand new book bag.
Information for parents
Preparing for starting School
Starting school can be an anxious time for both child and parent and at Wigmore we aim to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone. If your child has previously attended a pre-school or nursery, then the set-up of the environment and routines throughout the day will hopefully be similar.
The partnership between school and home is vital in ensuring a child’s well-being, therefore, teachers will be available at the start and end of each day to talk to parents/carers. Parents/Carers can also arrange to meet with their child’s class teacher at other times in school day if necessary.
It is important to talk to your child about starting school and we would recommend completing some simple but effective strategies:
- Firstly, look at the photos on this page. Ensure your child can recognise their class teacher(s) and have an idea of what the classroom will look like.
- Take a walk to the school gates over the summer. This will support with the first few days and establishing a new routine for September.
- Support your child in some basic self-help skills to develop their independence – toileting, zipping up coats and changing.
For further information on starting school check out the Flying Start website which has a useful video and further resources to support with starting school.
The Flying Start website can be found here - https://www.flyingstartluton.com/transition/parent-transition-resources/
You should have received letters through the post containing information and forms to complete. There are copies here for your reference or for you to complete electronically if you would prefer.
Please ensure that all forms are completed and returned to school as soon as possible. For electronic versions of the welcome pack, please click on the files below Any electronic forms, please return to email@example.com
If your child has any specific needs (medical or SEND) that we need to be aware of then please get in contact with the school office who will be able to arrange for you to speak to the most appropriate person in school.
Read Write Inc Phonics
For more information on how we teach Phonics at Wigmore, please check out these handy videos: