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Hello and welcome to St Pius X Catholic Primary School! We are aware that this is not quite the start you imagined for your little one, so we are going to do everything we can to help you and your child settle into our school.

 

On this page you will find updates about transition days and other information you may find useful before joining us full time in September.

 

We hope you are all ok and that this page is helping to answer some questions and put you a little more at ease.

Meet The Foundation Stage Teachers

 

 

Hello!  I am Mrs Hitchen and I will be the EYFS class teacher in September. I will be in school Tuesday – Friday, with Mrs Moore covering the class on a Monday.  I am looking forward to helping your little one grow over the year and am excited to make memories with them that they will cherish forever as their first year of school.

 

 

 

 

 

Hi! I’m Mrs Wiseman, your class teacher assistant.

I can’t wait to meet you all in September

In your welcome pack you will be given all relevant information and dates for induction, due to the current situation the start of school could be ever changing, we will keep you updated of any changes.

  • Thursday 3rd September 2020 9:30am- 11:30am stay and play with parent/carer + parents workshop Group A children only
  • Thursday 3rd September 2020 1:15pm- 3:15pm stay and play with parent/carer + parents workshop Group B children only
  • Friday 4th September 2020 9am- 11:30am stay and play with parent/carer parents workshop Group c children only
  • During the first 3 weeks we stagger the entry time in order for the foundation children to acclimatise themselves to school life.
  • Monday 7th-  Friday 11th September 2020 Half days 8:45- 12:pm (no lunch)
  • Monday 14th- Friday 19th half days 8/:45 – 1:30pm (stay for lunch)
  • Monday 21st Full time 8:45- 3:15pm

 

 Please return paperwork to school as soon as possible.

 

Welcome Packs have been sent out. Inside there are many forms that need to be completed and returned. 

We are currently trying to visit, call or zoom your child's nursery or pre school provider to find out more about them. The information you provide, along with talking to their current early years practitioner, enables us to gain as much information about your child to ensure a smooth and successful start to their educational journey. 

 

We have been made aware that some nurseries remain closed at the moment. Do not panic! I will ensure before September I acquire as much information as I can. If there are any questions that you feel you need to ask or there is any other extra information that you feel needs to be included on the webpage, please email me on: 

j.hitchen@st-piusx.essex.sch.uk

 

Thank you

Mrs Hitchen

 

Tour of the School

 

We have tried to do a tour of the EYFS learning environment, however due to the current Covid-19 learning environment, this appears a little daunting. For now, please have a look at how our classrooms looked previously, on our Foundation stage page, to give you an idea of the learning areas that your child will be able to access. We will get a tour of the classrooms ready to show you where the toilets, cloakrooms, outdoor space and hand-washing areas are.

 

A common question asked is which reading scheme we use within school. We use Oxford Reading Tree. They start as picture books and gradually adding consonant-vowel-consonant words such as sat, pat, tin etc to them. Children should aim to recognise the letters individually, then blend them together to form the word. We have been looking online and at the moment Oxford Reading Tree have got a free sign up where you can log in and read some of their books for free.

 

 

A Book to read with your child

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