New to Reception

Reception Letter 

Dear Parents,

As your child is due to start in Reception at Brentnall Community Primary School in September, we would like to share some information with you about some of the things we have in place.

Starting dates

Your child will start school, 9.00am – 3pm on Wednesday 8th September 2021.

Transition with your child’s current nursery

Your child’s new class teacher is busy making phone calls to your child’s current Nursery, if they are currently attending one.

If your child does not currently attend a nursery or childminder and you feel there is some information that we need to know regarding their education or health needs, please contact the school and we will arrange for someone to speak with you to discuss this.

Visits to school

Due to the current government guidelines around COVID-19, we are unable to plan our ‘stay and play’ sessions for the children to visit the school with their parents and see the classroom and meet the teacher.

As an alternative we have uploaded a short video to our website, which shows the Early Years environment here at Brentnall. This can be found by going to the ‘Information’ tab and then to the ‘New to Reception’ section. We will upload any information to this section of the website.

Home visits

At Brentnall, we value the opportunity to carry out a home visit for every child starting at our school. This is a great opportunity for your child to meet their class teacher in an environment that is familiar to them. It also gives your child’s teacher the opportunity to get to know you and your child before you join us in school. Unfortunately, this is not something that we can arrange at this time.

However, your child’s new teacher will be in touch to arrange either a phone call or a video call during week beginning 6th September 2021. We do hope that you will take this opportunity to meet some of the team.

Contacting school

If you have any questions regarding your child starting at Brentnall, please contact the school office on 0161 792 4317.

Accepting your place

If you haven’t done so already, and you still require the place for your child to attend nursery in September, please log on to the portal which you used to apply for the place to accept your place at Brentnall.

Data forms

In the information pack being sent in the post, you will find the school data form for you to complete. This must be completed before your child starts school. Some parents have already completed this and handed it in to the school office. If so, please disregard this form.

In addition, there is a ‘Here I Come’ sheet and a ‘Target tracker’ sheet which we would like you to return before your child starts school.

We would appreciate you dropping the forms off at the school office before we finish for summer on Thursday 22nd July.

Alternatively, you can send all completed forms back to school in the post. The school postal address is:

Brentnall Primary School, Northumberland Street, Higher Broughton, Salford, M7 4RP.

And finally…

On behalf of the staff and governors of Brentnall, I would like to thank you for choosing us as the school for the next phase of your child’s education. I am incredibly proud of all of our children and I am pleased to be welcoming both you and your child to join the Brentnall family.

Have a wonderful summer and I look forward to meeting you very soon,

Kind regards,

Mr. Thompson

Headteacher

Starting Reception

Please click here to read the information above in one document.

Please click here for information on starting Reception, including information on ordering school uniform.

Please click here to read information about Reception Baseline Assessment 

Please click here for an order form for school uniform.

Please click here to see some helpful tips on how to support your child to prepare for starting school.

Please click here for information on how we will observe children in class.

Please click here to view the school holiday dates.

Additional Information

  • The BBC have a fantastic website called Tiny Happy People which provides information on how to help your child’s communication skills through simple interaction and play – click here to visit their website. 
  • The BBC also have an excellent website page containing information about starting Primary School – click here to view
  • click here for some tips and advice from the NDNA about your child starting school
  • For more information on how to support your child with toilet training at home – click here
  • The Government have a campaign called Hungry Little Minds – click here to view

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