A Staggered Start:
At Andoversford, we use a staggered start in September to ensure that we get to know our new young people really well. Over the last few years, we have noticed that the 1 to 1 meetings with the teacher are such a valuable time for us to get to know you as a family and your child as an individual - and for you to get to know us better too! Over the first 2 weeks, we build up the amount of time the pupils spend in school to ensure they are ready for each step - it can be quite an adjustment even for those who have been at pre-school. Below you can see the staggered dates from September 2021 to get an idea of how this works:
Preparing for School
Mrs Warren has put together some useful information about getting ready for school. You can also find some fab advice on Oxford Owl (follow the link) or use the checklist in the picture below.
You can find extra information and helpful advice about getting ready for school from Gloucestershire County Council here: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/getting-ready-for-school/
A Day in Ash Class
Watch the video below for information about what happens in Ash Class. You can also find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage and get to know what your child will learn here.