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Winterbourne EarlsChurch of England Primary School

‘As each one does their part, we grow in love’


There is an Induction Evening on Tuesday June 22nd at school starting at 7pm.  

You will have been notified by email of the format for the evening as we have had to make changes due to Covid restrictions but the evening will include:

  • A presentation in the school hall from the Reception Class Teachers
  • A tour of the school, led by the Head Teacher
  • An opportunity to see the classroom and outdoor area and meet our class Teaching Assistant
  • A chance to meet and talk with members of the FOWES committee (similar to the PTA) and have refreshments.


We hope you enjoy the evening but if you have any questions, please do contact the school but otherwise, we look forward to meeting you on Tuesday evening. 

Websites worth a browse with your little preschoolers...


Two fantastic websites that the BBC have set up with ideas, activites and lots of generally interesting reading are worth taking a look through.


During the coming weeks, please think about how 'ready' you child is to start school. Please consider thinking about some of the things below and prepare your child before they start.

Things to practise before your child starts school

Its time to start practising for school in the coming weeks.  


Your child will be moving into a classroom with up to 21 other children and only 2 adults.  It is important that he/she can go to the toilet (and clean themselves with loo paper sufficiently), use a tissue to wipe his/her nose and be able to dress/undress with little or no help.  As we move into the Autumn term, after a Summer of good weather (hopefully) it is important that your child can put on and do up their own coat and shoes. 

It is also helpful if your child can recognise (read) their own name. We will label your child's peg and books using a capital, followed by lower case letters.  We do not label in capitals. When we have 22 identical jumpers, hats and sometimes similar shoes and coats, it gives your child a sense of identity within the group, as well as confidence, to be able to find their own clothing and bags.  (It also means that more of your child's items will return home at the end of the day! laugh

These are skills that will really help your child to be a confident member of the class.

**We are not expecting your child to be able to write stories, or do written addition or subtraction when they start school, but it does help if they are able to hold a pen/pencil correctly when they colour or draw pictures and have started to count aloud when they sing or play.

Please see the documents below for ideas and activities to do with your child, to prepare them for school in September.


Top tips from our Reception class Parents, for our New Reception Parents!

Diary dates

Parent Meetings

We will be arranging meetings with all the parents during the second and third weeks of term.  The office staff will be sending home appointment requests during the first week of term.


How do I help my child learn to read?  A meeting for Parents about phonics and reading in the Reception class will be held early on in the Autumn Term.