September Return To School
September Return To School
We are so excited about returning to school and getting back to teaching and learning together; we have so much planned to ensure our wonderful school gets better and better and builds on the successes from last year. We are thrilled you are with us on this journey and as always, we appreciate and value your support.
All children from Year 1- 6 are allowed to bring in a pencil case, though this is not mandatory. Recommended items for your child's pencil case are: pencils, a black pen, colouring pencils, a rubber, a sharpener and a small ruler.
Reception to Year 1- transition
The new Year 1 class will have a period of time transitioning from Continuous Provision to formal learning in the Autumn Term. Parents can help with this over the Summer break by reading with them every day and giving them practice at sitting at a desk and writing or drawing. They could start a holiday diary or write us a postcard (see below). They can also practise their fine motor skills by cutting, sticking, weaving, cooking, drawing, playing with lego, making things and writing. However, please don't worry if they spend more time resting and spending time with friends and family!
All children are invited to send us a holiday postcard over the break! We'll make a display in the Hall with them to show where we all explored and adventured over the break.
Our address is: West Wycombe School, Church Lane, High Wycombe, HP14 3AH.
If there's something we have forgotten or you have an urgent issue, you can email the office on firstname.lastname@example.org or the DSLs (Mr Tang and Mr St Croix) on email@example.com.
New parents- if you haven't received the Admissions Booklet, please see below; it's a one stop shop for everything parents need to know too.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please email Mr Tang on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions we can answer here- thank you!
Do children bring in PE kit?
No- children wear PE kit to and from school. It maximises PE time and saves on having to have everything ready. Two days a week they will be in PE kit, three days a week in school uniform.
What days will my child have PE?
For most children it'll be Tuesday and Friday.
Do Reception children need a pencil case?
No- we'll supply everything for them. Years 1- 6 are allowed pencil cases but it's not mandatory- we can supply stationery.
Do children need book bags?
Yes please, but they do not need to be the West Wycombe branded bags.
When will Class Dojo start?
From Friday 1st September.
When will I meet the teachers?
On Wednesday 6th September at 6 pm in the Hall- all parents are welcome to attend.
What do I do if my child is anxious about the new year?
This is perfectly natural as the transition from the long break back to school can be overwhelming. We recommend modelling excitement for the new term, a strong focus on all the positives and have long chats on everything they are thinking about. Click here for tips on how to manage this transition: https://onlinefirstaid.com/7-tips-to-reduce-back-to-school-anxiety-for-parents-and-children/
Page last updated: 26/07/23