New Starters September 2020

In this section of the website you will find lots of resources to help support you and your child with starting school, whether that be transitioning into our Nursery or Reception class. 

We are so pleased that you have chosen our school and that your child will be joining us in the Autumn this year.  This is a very exciting time for families and we are looking forward to meeting you all. 

If you are joining us in September 2020, we’re really excited to welcome you!

As we are sure you are aware, this current situation of lockdown and social distancing makes it impossible for us to hold meetings and invite you to look round our setting, but rest assured that as always, we will work hard to ensure your child gets off to the very best start with us, feels safe, is cared for and has fun. We will not let that stop us from making sure your child has the best start to joining us at school.  To help with the transitioning into our school, this section of the website will contain lots of tools that you can share with your child to help them feel more confident about the school and their new teachers. 

Please watch the video link below which will give you a brief insight into our school https://youtu.be/IGf9Minz1jk 
 
Our EYFS Leader Mrs Eagleton has been working hard to put transitional arrangements in place. Please watch this information put together by staff to show you what our EYFS setting looks like both inside and outside.
 
Reception Class Tour – https://yourPBoxSUps6Atu.be/
Nursery Class Tour- https://youtu.be/2zUFYbOM2EA 
 
We have a wonderful staff team who will help ensure your child settles well into school and gets off to their best possible start of their education, working in partnership with you.
 
Meet the team video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn2Zu18MYN8&feature=youtu.be 
 
Here are the range of documents that need to be completed and returned to us. These will be posted out to you too and must be returned to the school office ASAP with your childs original certified birth certificate and Baptism certificate.
 
Preparing your child to start school – Click Here
Pupil information sheet 2020/21 – Click Here
Child collection form – Click Here
Applications for free school meals, free milk and a uniform voucher can be made online at www.bradford.gov.uk/schoolmeals
How to order school milk – Click Here
Tapestry A Parent’s Guide – Click Here
Tapestry Agreement Form – Click Here
 
For anyone who may need support doing this, we are soon to schedule a remote parent meeting where we will advise you of any paperwork that we need returning as well as an opportunity for Q&A. We will be in touch very soon to help put things in place but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to drop us an email admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk
 
Here are a range of school readiness activities for children to undertake:
 

50 things Bradford – https://bradford.50thingstodo.org/app/os#!/50-things-to-do-before-youre-five

Hungry Little Minds – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/using-the-hungry-little-minds-brand

 
Links to challenges for the children
Welcome to Reception booklet – Click Here
 
Welcome to Nursery booklet – Click Here

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