Getting ready to start school
Starting school is an exciting time for young children and their parents. It can be a daunting time, too. But with a little preparation and encouragement, most children will settle in easily at school.
The Reception Team
These are key staff members who will be supporting your child during their first school year in Reception.
|EYFS Assistant Principal
|Reception Class Teacher
|Learning Support Assistants
Support your child's independence
The most useful thing you can do to get your child ready for school is to make sure they are comfortable doing simple tasks by themselves. Please encourage your little ones to practice these self-care skills before they start school in September.
|Going to the toilet||Support your child to be confident about getting to the toilet on time.|
|Washing their hands||Explain the importance of good handwashing with soap and water.|
|Dressing and undressing||Practice putting on school uniform and getting ready for P.E.|
|Feeding themselves||Children having school dinners need to be able to use a full size knife and fork and carry a plate or tray.|
|Using a tissue||Introduce your child to catching their sneeze or runny nose in a tissue, and putting it in the bin straightaway.|
Teach your child the habit of hanging their coat up, putting their toys away, clearing the table to prepare them for doing these things at school.
All children must wear the correct school uniform throughout the school day. You can purchase uniform from Lyons School Shop, Enfield or online. Please note that branded items are only available from Uniform4Kids. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the academy.
You can find reception uniform requirements here.
There are several ways parents/carers can communicate with the school.
- Informal chats with the class teacher between 8:30 - 8:50 or after 3:20pm on a school day.
- Scheduled meetings with the teacher if there is a concern or the need for a private discussion
- Informal chat or scheduled meeting with Senior Leadership
- The school will send text messaged and emails to update you about school events vis My Child at School App.
- The school website offers guidance and information.
- We also run parent workshops throughout the academic year.
Tracking and Assessment
Baseline observations completed in the first few weeks of term to establish children’s starting points and next steps. This information is fed into planning to ensure all children are suitably challenged.
At Oasis Hadley we believe that children learn best when they are excited about their learning; for this reason, we teach a themed approach where possible. Through making strong links across curriculum areas, children begin to make connections and the learning experience is much richer.