Reception new intake information

Starting School

We are delighted that your child will be starting their school journey at St Barnabas School.

It is a shame that we have had to start your child’s transition remotely and haven’t been able to welcome you into the school to meet the Reception staff and see our lovely learning areas yet. However, we hope you have managed to share the photographs we sent of the staff, classrooms, craft and outdoor areas with your child. 

Thank you for all the information you have already given us through the questionnaire you completed, it really helps us to begin to build a picture of your child before they start with us.  We have been in touch with nurseries and pre-school’s to provide us with further information about what they enjoy and any extra needs or support they may require. 

We hope you have managed to share the welcome booklet with your child now that you know which class and teacher(s) they will have next year.  If you are able to take walks in the park near to the school to show your child where they will be coming it will help them to start to become familiar with the school.

We are hoping to begin face to face transitions in September but this is likely to be a longer process than in previous years as we haven’t been able to begin our normal stay and play events in the summer term.  A gradual introduction will help you and your child have a smooth and happy start to their school life. 

Transition into Reception Plan

INSET Tues 1st Sept

School Visit  (version of home visits but in school)- 2.9.20 - 8.9.20

Parent with child school visits Wed  9.9.20-Fri 11.9.20  - groups of 10 morning or afternoon for and 1hour 15mins stay and play session each day

Part time start for children Mon 14.9.20– 2.10.20

 Tues 29.9.20 – Rec info curriculum evening

Full time 5th Oct

Parents Eve TBC

Half term – 26.10.20 see term dates on website


Below are important documents for parents to read, some are to share with your child such as the special welcome message and story times from your new teacher(s). We will ask you to sign some of these when you come with your child for your school visit (your time slot will be sent out to you).

Welcome to Reception booklet

50 things to do with your child before they start school

New intake letter 


Welcome to Hedgehog Class


Welcome to Owl Class


Storytime with Mrs Minter, Hedgehog class teacher

Storytime with Miss Alex,  Owl class teacher

 Behaviour Agreement Children and Parents June 2020.pdfDownload
 Behaviour policy 2019-2020.pdfDownload
 Breakfast Club 2020.pdfDownload
 Collect consent.pdfDownload
 information sheet,uniform, milketc.pdfDownload
 Lets Get Reading.pdfDownload
 Permission taking photos email 2B a profile (Evidence Me) June 20.pdfDownload
 Photo Consent Form v2 (full options).pdfDownload
 School Brochure June 2020.pdfDownload
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