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Welcome to Early Years!

We are really looking forward to meeting you all very soon. We hope the video above gives you an insight into what it is like in Early Years at Christchurch Infant School.

What Do Our Current Children Love About School?

Watch This Video To Find Out! 

Meet the Early Years Team 

(Your child's class teacher will be allocated over the next month and once allocated, a letter will follow informing you of this information.)

Please find below a list of the current Early Years team and some 'Welcome' videos for you and your child to share.

Starfish Class  -  Miss Sneddon - Mrs Langshaw

Dolphins Class - Mrs Ladyman/Mrs Holbrook - Mrs Jones

Seahorses Class - Miss Peckham - Miss Roberts

Turtles Class - Miss Bennett - Miss Branscombe

Head of Year- Mrs Ladyman/  Miss Sneddon

Welcome to Starfish Class

Welcome to Seahorses Class

Welcome to Dolphins Class

Welcome to Turtles Class


          Meet Our Headteacher, Mr Baxter And Our Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Simpson. 


What Do I Need To Know? 

Please take the time to read the following documents which should hopefully answer any questions you may have. 


School Readiness
Please find below a leaflet to help support you in preparing you child for school.
You will also find a tick sheet you can work through with your child

 General Class Information        A Typical Day in Early Years 

           Please find below an information sheet regarding                                          Please find below an idea of what your child will do in a typical                                       general class information.                                                                                              day at Christchurch Infant School .

F A Q s

Please find  below a  document outlining a list of our most common frequently asked questions. 

What Happens Next...

Information Evening - 15th  June 2022.

Please come to the main school office.  

School Visits
Week Beginning: June 20th   20th/21st  Stay and Play Sessions 
During this session, parents and children come into the school hall where the children can play and you can meet other parents and their class teachers. 

Week Beginning: June 27th   27th/28th  Class Visits

During this session, the children come into their new classroom, on their own, to have time with their new teachers and friends. Parents are invited to stay and enjoy a drink with other parents. The SENCO and Pastoral Worker will be available to chat through any concerns you may have about your child starting school. 

Week Beginning: September 5th    5th/6th/7th    Home Visits
Your child's class teacher and teaching assistant will come and visit you and your child at home. We find this really helps your child feel more settled about starting school, as the teachers will often chat to the children about the home visit which the children love!   
 It will also give parents an opportunity to ask any other questions or queries they have. 

In May, a letter will be sent home informing you of your child's stay and play session date, class visit date,  start date and class teacher.

We will also be holding curriculum evenings, early on in the academic year where you will find out much more information about the Early Years Curriculum. 


Other Documents 
In this section we will upload any other documents we have or will be referring to that you may need.  

All About Your Child Form

This form will help the teachers support your child when they first start school. You will be sent a copy of this form to fill in.

All About Me Bag

(At the home visit your child will receive an all about me bag. In this bag your child can place a few special items that tell us a little bit about themselves. For example, a picture of their pet or their special toy car. On the first day, bring this bag into school and the teachers will use it to get to know your child and ease any nerves about starting school.)

We cannot wait to meet you and your child in the very near future!

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