St Bonaventure's Catholic Primary School
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Reception 2022 - transition period

'One-to-one' meetings between Reception teachers and parents will take place this week so that staff can find out more about your child and plan a successful settling in period for them. Children are encouraged to attend this meeting. Slots will be available for you to book at the parent information meeting on 6th July. If you are not able to attend this meeting, we will be in touch afterwards to book a slot with you directly.
Reception pupils will not start school this week whilst the meetings are all taking place. The transition period below will start from Monday 12th September.

For the first week (w/b Monday 12th September), children will attend school for either morning or afternoon sessions, as detailed in your starter pack. 
In the second week (w/b Monday 19th September), children will attend a short day which will include lunch. You can pick children up at 1.30pm. 
From the third week (w/b Monday 26th September), all children will attend school full time.

Morning sessions:  8.50am to 12.10pm
Afternoon sessions:  1.30pm to 3.10pm
Short day including lunch: 8.50am to 1.30pm

Benefits of the transition period: 
Smaller groups enable staff to quickly build up positive relationships with the children, enabling them to get to know them really well, right from the start. The transition period also provides:
  • A quieter, more calm environment to enable quicker settling in
  • An enhanced opportunity for children to learn rules and routines in smaller groups
  • An opportunity for children to develop a strong sense of belonging and the development of friendships
  • An optimum environment to support children’s social and communication skills.