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Update to Year R 2021 Transition - 29.06.21

Unfortunately, due to the latest Government guidance, we are unable to offer face to face class visit transition this term. As we take in a large number of children from different settings within the local community, we've had to consider how we can best minimise any possible transmission of Covid-19.

Tapestry accounts are now live and you should have received notification of this via email directly from Tapestry (please check your junk mail if you have not received this yet). If you have not received your email yet, please contact the school office.

Your child's class details will uploaded onto Tapestry on Monday 5th July 2021 and a social story will follow on Tuesday 6th July.

Further information, including videos of the teachers introducing themselves are currently available for you to view on Tapestry.  Please keep checking Tapestry as we are uploading information regularly.

Late applications for September 2021

We appreciate that this has been a very different year for you as parents and carers and are aware from Portsmouth City Council that there may be families with children due to start school in September, who may not have applied for a school place.

If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 and you haven't yet applied for a school place, we have limited spaces available so please contact the school office directly. 

We would be more than happy to support you with an application.

If you have any admission queries, please phone the school office and they will be happy to advise on the admissions procedure.

Induction to Year R in September 2021 Schedule

Date Activity Description & Link

10th May 2021

Parent/Carers 'First Steps to School' Virtual Meeting 

You are invited to view our 'First Steps to School' meeting with the Headteacher and current Early Years Leader. 

Supporting documents can be found attached.

17th May 2021

Songs & Rhymes with the current Year R

Your child can listen to and join in with a variety of action stories, nursery rhymes and songs led by the staff from our Early Years team.


7th June 2021 Infant Staff Story Sessions

Each day throughout the week, a new set of stories will be uploaded to the website read by different members of staff.






21st June 2021

Activation of Tapestry Accounts This will enable your child to view videos to help them get to know staff, there will be activities to join in with and parents can upload video clips of your child to share with their new teacher.
28th June 2021 Virtual Talk

A video talk with the Early Years Leader to provide some ideas and suggestions for different ways to support parents with pre-school learning over the summer to help prepare your child for school.

Please see accompanying documents attached.

w/c 12th July School Video Tour

Your child can view the classrooms, playground and other areas of the school.


  Notification of Class & Teacher Your child's class and introduction to the teachers videos have been uploaded to your child's tapestry accounts

6th Sept,   7th Sept & 8th Sept

Home Visits

We believe it is important that your child meets their Class Teacher and Early Years Assistant in their own home. Visits are 10 minutes duration and will give you and your child an opportunity to talk about starting school and discuss daily routines.

Confirmation of your child's home visit will be sent via tapestry on 21st July 2021.