Reception Starters - September 2020

Welcome to Dunalley 

You will find a timetable for our September starters HERE.

View a warm welcome from some of our children HERE. 

We have put together a booklet for our families which provides lots of useful information, you are able to access the booklet by following the link below.
View/downlaod our Dunalley Familiy Booklet HERE.

As part of our introduction to school we ask families to fill in ‘All About Me’ booklets during the summer for sharing in class in September.
If you have not yet recieved one, the booklet will be available to collect from the School Office.
Dear Families,
We are absolutely delighted to have had confirmation from the School Admissions team that your application for a Reception Class place has been successful and that you and your child will be joining our Dunalley community in September.   We hope that you will take a keen interest in all that we do throughout your journey with us, we very much welcome and celebrate the involvement of our families to the life of the school.

A message from our Early Years Team
The Early Years team at Dunalley are delighted to welcome you to our school. This is the beginning of a very exciting journey and it is important that your child feels happy and secure as they begin their school life.

At Dunalley, we recognise the importance of the relationships we have with our families and value the information you share with us about your child. You have been your child’s first teacher since the day they were born and you know them best. By working together, we can help your child to become the best they can be. With this in mind, please know that you are welcome to ask us questions and please be as open as possible with the team, as this will help us to support your child.
Our Reception team currently consists of an Early Years’ Leader, two class teachers and two teaching partners.
Our usual transition programme includes information sessions for parents, story time sessions for children, school readiness support for parents and visits to children in their current nurseries. This year our transition activities are, of course, going to look a little different. However, please be reassured that we will do all we can to enable a smooth start at Dunalley. We are looking forward to meeting you all, in person, as soon as possible.

When we are able to, we will be let you when there will be opportunities for you to come into school, get to know the team and spend time in the classrooms. Until this is possible, we will contact you with information and would encourage you to keep an eye on this website for updates.
We look forward to seeing you all very soon.
The Early Years Team at Dunalley

Further Information
Information about starting school with us will be available in our September Starter Welcome Pack as soon as possible.
Other important information can be found by following the links below:

Apply for Free School Meals here
Find our School Uniform information here

Register for Free School Milk here

Our partnership with parents and carers before your child even arrives.

School Readiness
Our Reception teachers usually hold sessions for parents of new starters providing information about School Readiness, but due to the current situation we are unable to plan meetings for our 2020 starters at this time.

School readiness includes:
* Social Skills – able to take turns and cooperate with others
* Communication Skills – able to talk about thoughts, ideas and needs
* Physical skills – able to dress and undress and manipulate pencils and scissors
* Literacy and Maths foundations – writing their name and counting carefully

Immunisations
Is your child ready for school? Are they up to date with their vaccination?
* Before they start school they should have had their 2nd Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) and their vaccination for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio(DTaP/IPV)
* Unsure? Check your child’s vaccination status with your GP Surgery

Thank you once again for choosing Dunalley Primary School as your child’s school.
We look forward to meeting you all as soon as we possibly can, look out for further correspondence from us.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 01242 512 391.