Welcome to The Links Primary School

We are delighted that your child is due to start school with us in September 2020.

Normally at this time we would be inviting you to attend a welcome meeting at school to find out all about your child’s start in Reception. Unfortunately due to current circumstances we are unable to do this. If and when we are able to, we will organise this meeting. We also hope to be able to organise transition days, including trying out lunch, before your child starts Reception. We will let you know as soon as we are able to do this.

If you wish to get organised early, our uniform is available from Motif8 and Elizabeth’s Embroidery. Children will need a school jumper or cardigan, white polo shirt, grey trousers or skirt and black school shoes. Reception children are not required to wear a school tie. They will also need a suitable school bag. For PE, children will need a white t-shirt, navy shorts and PE shoes with velcro. They will also need a named PE bag.  Everything needs your child’s name on please!

We have included sheets which show some of the things the children will be learning in Reception such as sounds, tricky words and letter formation. There are also some links to website below which you may find useful when helping to prepare your child for Reception.

Jolly Phonics Sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2HYM9VXz9k&t=387s

Phonics Play

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Ten Town – there is a cost to use this site

https://www.tentown.co.uk/

ebooks for supporting reading – register as a parent then you can access a range of ebooks for free. Use your child’s age as a starting point for choosing a book.

https://oxfordowls.com

We look forward to meeting you and your child. We will be in touch as soon as we are able to organise our parents meetings and transition days for the children.

Kind regards

Miss Calvert – Reception Class Teacher

Miss Brown – Reception Class Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hutchinson – Early Years Lead

 

Other Helpful Resources:

Welcome Booklet

Reception Presentation for Parents

Preparing for School

Cursive Alphabet Letter Form