New Reception - Transition arrangements - Summer 2021



Reception 2021-2022 Summer transition for new starters


Dear Parents,


We are delighted that you have chosen English Martyrs’ Catholic Primary school for your child and we are excited to welcome them into our school family in September.


I’m sure you will all be aware that the current Covid restrictions were extended beyond 21st June so we have had to make some changes to our plans for transition events and end of year activities. We have received additional guidance from Health and Safety and Public Health about Covid safety measures.  Unfortunately, as a result of the new guidance, we have had to curtail plans for events where we would normally have parents/family members in attendance.


We know that one of the best ways to get to know a school is to visit. Sadly the changes to the guidance prevents us from being able to host any ‘stay and play’ sessions or visits for ‘new starters’ before the end of term.


We are however delighted to be able to share with you a virtual tour and an information video that we have filmed of the school's early years’ provision and information from our EYFS Phase leader, Mrs S. Foster.  You can find this information by clicking here


In addition, we have arranged for a virtual story time which will be led by your child’s class teacher. This will be a great way for your child to meet their teacher and share a story with them.


We have also created some activity packs with some fun and exciting tasks for your child to do in preparation for September. Your child will be able to watch a video of their class teacher explaining all about the activity packs and what to do with them.


We appreciate that these changes are not what we had hoped for however, We do hope that this helps support with your child’s transition into school and we look forward to welcoming them into our school properly in September.


Information regarding the dates and times of the virtual story time can be found below as well as a link to our school website with all of the information and videos to accompany the activity packs - keep checking the website as additional videos and further information are uploaded.


The story time will be hosted on ZOOM meetings and we will send you the link in advance. 


 RF - Virtual Story time:  Friday 9th July - 1.15 pm

RDA - Virtual Story time: Friday 9th July - 2.00 pm


You can find the new Reception information page of our website by clicking here


We wish you a safe and happy summer and look forward to meeting you all soon,


Miss Elliott and the Senior Leadership team.