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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

September 2021 Reception Admissions

We are pleased to be welcoming you to Fawbert & Barnard's in September either as a new or existing family.  We look forward to your child starting their educational journey with us. 

We sent an e-mail to you on 16 April 2021 with our offer acceptance letter for acknowledgement.  If you have not received this, please check your junk e-mail box.  Further information will be issued shortly, please see below.

There are several stages involved in making the admission process a successful transition in your child's life and we are sure you will agree how important it is to try to make this as smooth as possible.

When communicating with parents, we aim to be as paper-free as possible.  Therefore, please have a look around all areas of this website, in particular items on this class page and items on the school information tab above.

School uniform can be found on the "Information tab".  Please note that PE tops are in our House colours which you will be informed about upon admission.  No PE kit is required for at least the first term and you will be informed when this will become necessary.

With COVID-19 restrictions beginning to ease, we are preparing for a safe way to hold our induction meeting for both you and your child and will be writing to you to confirm a date shortly.   

Please click on this link which provides parents with activities, helping their babies, toddlers and pre-school children to build up the knowledge and skills they need for school.

The DfE had published a new guide for parents, produced by Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre. ‘What to Expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ (formerly ‘What to Expect When’) guides parents through what to expect with their child’s development. It aligns with the new Development Matters to help practitioners engage with parents about their child’s development.

Please see below some further useful information and attachments.

Please see link below for the YouTube video produced by Essex Child & Family Wellbeing Service for parents of our incoming Reception Year cohort. The video is also available to view from the ECFWS website.

Our induction and admission timetable is as follows:

Date Event What you need to do
Letter issued on 17 May 2021   

Complete and keep safe the pupil information forms until their first day at school.  Return the Nursery details by Monday 7 June 2021.

Familiarise yourself with our website

w/b 14 June 2021

Nursery contact
(via telephone)

A member of our teaching team will contact all nurseries attended via a telephone call. This gives staff the opportunity to discuss the children and assist our transition process.

Induction Meeting   Please click here to see our recorded Induction meeting.  A powerpoint presentation could also be viewed alongside this, click on the highlight above.
Dates and times of appointments were issued in our letter dated 17 May 2021

Home Visits

(Via Zoom)

Our Reception team will arrange a Zoom meeting with you and your child at home for 20 minutes to get to know you both a little better in your own surroundings.  The meetings also provide an opportunity to share information, ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have. 
We ask you to make every effort to be available at the agreed time.  Under the present circumstances it is not essential that your child attends the Zoom meeting as it may be difficult to engage, so you may wish to keep to their routines at nursery.

A link for the meeting will be issued before 30 June 2021 via e-mail.  Please let us know if you would prefer a telephone call.

Groups of 8 from
6 September.

All children from
10 September

First session in school 

We have a phased admission period in September which helps the children to settle. 

Details were attached with our letter dated 17 May 2021 and will be discussed further at the induction meeting.  

TBC Class Meeting

Once all the children have settled in, there will be a meeting to discuss class routines and expectations in more detail.  All classes have a meeting like this at the beginning of each year.  Look out for details of the meeting on the Reception class page.