Welcome to Birkdale Primary School and our Early Years Setting
Thank you for choosing Birkdale Primary School as your chosen educational setting for your child. We really hope to be able to invite you to our welcome meeting in June 2021 where you will be able to meet the teaching staff, visit the classroom and find about the day to day arrangements of starting Reception.
In the Summer term, you will receive a letter welcoming you to our school, our 'Welcome to Reception' booklet and the staggered entry dates and times for starting school September.
The teaching staff in R1 will be ...
Mrs Eden (Class teacher and Early Years Leader),
Mrs Hales (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Jones (shared Teaching Assistant with R2)
The teaching staff in R2 will be ...
Mrs Ellis (Class teacher)
Mrs Abram (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Jones (shared Teaching Assistant with R1)
Visit Dates and Staggered Entry for September
We will inform you of the visit dates in the summer term 2021. The visits will include a visit with a parent, short visits on their own, half day sessions where they will stay for lunch through to coming to school full time. Our transition program will last no longer than two weeks.
Children should wear a royal blue jumper or cardigan with the school logo on it. Plain yellow polo t-shirts and grey skirts and trousers can be purchased from Matalan, Whittakers, Zips and Snips and supermarkets. PE bags should include a white t-shirt and navy shorts and slip-on pumps. PLEASE CAN PE BAGS BE A SMALL BACKPACK RATHER THAN A DRAWSTRING BAG. THE CHILDREN FIND THEM VERY HARD TO OPEN, CLOSE AND HANG UP.Please can everything be named.
At the start of the year, the children will be given a homework book. At the start of each term, an activity sheet will be sent home with a selection of activities on there for your child to choose from and complete at home. Activities will be from the areas of Language, literacy and communication, Mathematics, Understanding the World and PSED. Other home/school learning themed activities will be sent throughout the year to support the class topic. To support their reading progress in school, the children will be given an Oxford Reading Tree book and a list of reception high frequency words to learn at home. We will only send home a reading book when your child can read the majority of the 26 letter sounds and are able to begin blending and segmenting to read. To begin with, most children will start with a picture book. All children become 'ready to read' at different times and the ability to talk about books is just as important as the ability to decode the words.