New Intake 2020

Welcome to our September 2020 Reception intake!

Welcome and a big hello to all the children and families who are joining us in September. Due to the current situation, we are managing transition differently this year and we are planning how we move forward with the current guidance. Our Reception Team are making contact with the nurseries and we will be in contact soon to keep you updated. Please keep checking this page on the website for any new updates.


Contact us

Should you have any questions about your child's transition into 'big school', please contact us by emailing

newintake@cri.tamat.org.uk


Getting ready

We recognise that starting school is a big milestone for you and your child. There are many ways you can support your child at home and help to prepare them to allow the best possible start at school. You can find the following documents at the bottom of this page.

  • I am independent

  • Steps to starting school

Please also take the time to read the Early Years Foundation Stage Booklet, which you will also receive shortly as hard copy with an acitivity pack for your child. This booklet provides details about life in Early Years and contains important information about routine, school uniform, how to notify us of a child's absence, etc.  Some information, particularly surrounding routine, may be subject to change - very much depends on the evolution of the current Covid pandemic.  Should changes to our normal routine be necessary come September, we will be in touch to let you know.

Please also find links to useful websites below

  • PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) 

https://www.pacey.org.uk/working-in-childcare/spotlight-on/being-school-ready/

  • At Hungry Little Minds you will find useful advice and activities to prepare your child for starting school.  This website provides lots of great ideas for activities that you can do with your children to support all the different areas of learning

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

Please enjoy the following videos together - a 'welcome' from Mrs Samuels, Head of Early Years, and a virtual tour of the school.

 


Story time

Whilst children in Reception and Year 1 are gradually returning to school part time in small 'Bubbles', some children are still doing their learning at home.  Each of our teachers has been busy preparing fun things for them to do at home and we thought you might also enjoy listening in to Story Time where they read some of their favourite books.  Go to the Parents / Story Time tab.


School Uniform

Until the end of September, Brenda‚Äôs, which supplies items of uniform with our school logo, will be supplying school uniform via online purchase only, for either home delivery or click and collect from outside the front of the store.  Please refer to their guide to purchasing summer uniform, which is posted at the foot of this page. 

The Crawley Ridge Infants school uniform list is also posted below, with details on how to order nearly new items of uniform from our PTA.


Coolmilk

Children under 5 can be registered to receive a portion of milk each day free of charge from our milk supplier, Coolmilk.  From their 5th birthday, children can continue to receive a portion of milk at a subsidised cost.  Should you wish your child to receive their portion of milk each day, you will need to register your details directly with Coolmilk through their website.  If you decide to register your child, please do so by the end of the second week in July to ensure that your child receives their milk from their first day at school.  By that time you should know your child's starting date and Class name. 


School lunch

Our Autumn 19/Winter 20 lunch menu, which is posted at the foot of this page, is a just an example of the menus that are offered to our children by our caterers, Twelve 15.  Twelve 15  also caters for children with special dietary needs.  Should your child require a special diet for medical or ethical reasons our Admin Team will contact you to discuss their requirements by the beginning of the autumn term.  


Timeline   

Wednesday 29th April Email school@cri.tamat.org.uk to accept/decline 
  your offer and (if relevant) provide the information 
  requested in 'Welcome 2020 intake' 
  letter (SEE foot of page)
   
Thursday 30th April Formally accept/decline your offer with the 
  Local Authority
   
Beginning of May Our Reception Lead, Mrs Samuels, will contact 
  your child's nursery provision to assist with your 
  child's transition to infant school
   
Monday 4th May Registration Forms were placed in the post
   
Friday 22nd May Please complete and return your Registration Form by this date
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Useful links

Get Ready for School Booklet, Surrey County Council

Brenda's School Uniform Suppliers


Letters sent home and other relevant information

  1. Letter to new intake Jun 2020
  2. Foundation Stage Booklet July 2020
  3. Steps-to-starting-school
  4. I-Am-Independent-School-Preparation-Checklist-For-Children-Editable
  5. Covering letter - Sep 20 Registration Booklet
  6. 1 School uniform list and supplier details May 2020
  7. Brenda's guide to uniform purchasing summer 2020
  8. 2 Nearly New Uniform
  9. 3 Welcome letter from our PTA
  10. 4 Autumn 19 Winter 20 lunch menu
  11. 5 'Ready to Learn' leaflet
  12. 6 General information for prospective parents
  13. Welcome 2020 intake