A huge welcome to the new EYFS starters 2020-2021
We are so pleased to hear that you have chosen our school and that your child will be joining us from August this year. We know that this is a very exciting time for children and parents alike and we very much look forward to meeting you all.
Next year the class teachers will be Miss Katie Stansfield (4 days) and Mrs Laura Meredith (1 day). Both Miss Stansfield and Mrs Meredith are very experienced EYFS teachers and are skilled in ensuring an exellent transition into school. As I’m sure you are aware transition may have to be a little different this year, but we will not let that stop us from ensuring your child makes the perfect start to their time with us at Gaddesby.
To assist with your child transitioning into our school, this section of the website will contain lots of tools that you can share with your child, to allow them to become more familiar with our teachers and our school.
We have also attached lots of lovely ideas and activities that have been published by our Multi Academy Trust. These documents also give guidance on how you can support your child, in the home learning environment, to help with school readiness.
If you do have any questions, please feel free to make contact using the email address
Take care and stay safe
Leigh Fox Head teacher
Katie Stansfield EYFS Co-ordinator/SENCo
Laura Meredith EYFS Teacher
EYFS Transition Tools
Transition letter Updated 04/06/20
Transition letter Updated 09/07/20
Important letter from Mr Fox regarding Autumn 2020 term.
Term dates 2020-2022
School re-opening Information 2020
Multi Academy letter regarding Autumn term.
Virtual Tour of the school– hosted by a current EYFS and Year 2 pupil we have in school.
Where to go? — on your first day at school, this video will show you which route you will take into school. If your child is on the school bus or Kiss and Drop scheme, they will be walked into school by a member of staff, using this same route.
EYFS Parents Information Powerpoint video— this video, hosted by Miss Stansfield and Mrs Meredith, gives further information on the EYFS and your child starting school.
EYFS Parents Information Powerpoint-– a spot of bedtime reading.
Welcome Booklet — to share with your child at home. We will also be sending you a hardcopy of this booklet in Mid June to your home addresses.
ICAN Transition Statements— Please have a look at these ‘I can’ statements. We will be contacting you at the start of July and it would great to discuss the wonderful things your child can do, with you!
- Mr Fox’s Office
- The library
- Gaddesby values
- Kid’s kitchen
- School hall
- KS1 library
- Reading nook
- Busy Bee toilets
- Busy Bee class
- Carpet area
School Readiness Booklets
These booklets give parents information on how to prepare your child for transition in their new school.
EYFS Starter Packs
- Easy ideas to do at home
- Ideas to support early writing
- Stages of early writing and how to support
- Top tips for reading with children
- Play dough recipe and finger strengthening
Ideas and activities based around children’s texts