Starting school in September 2019
Welcome to Writtle Infant School! We're so glad that you and your children will soon be part of our school. Thanks to those of you who attended our induction meetings on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th June. If you weren't able to attend, please collect your induction letter and welcome pack from the school office. The letter states whether your child will be in Foxes class with Mrs. Fisk, or Squirrels class with Mrs. Giles, as well as a personalised induction timetable for your child.
A general timetable is below. Other important information for new parents can be found on the pages listed.
Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd, Thursday 4th July
Classroom visits, no siblings please, times detailed in letters.
Friday 12th July, 9.15 - 10.15 am or 10.30 - 11.30am
Classroom visits, no siblings please.
We hope uniform will be available for collection when you visit.
Monday 15th July, 2.15 - 3.00pm
All children in their new classes. Remaining uniform collections and refreshments in hall for parents. Ashlyns, our catering provider, will offer taster portions of their school meals. Children can try the meals from 2.40pm with their parents.
Thursday 5th - Thursday 12th September
Two morning visits, 8.45 - 11.45am and 8.45am - 12.30 pm (details in pack). Parent meetings will be held during the first week of term. Please ensure you note down your appointment time, or contact us to book a 15 minute slot.
Friday 13th September
All children in school full-time from this date onwards. Doors open 8.45am, children in school 8.55am – 3.10pm.
Parents are invited to our coffee morning in the school hall on Friday 13th September from 9 - 9.30am.
Further Picnic & Play/ Tapestry/ Phonics meetings will take place for parents.
In the meantime
- Fill in the "All About Me" sheets from our welcome pack.
- Start collecting things for your child's treasure box.
- Take a look at PACEY's Steps to Starting School.
- Have a go at TLC Essex's list of 50 things to do before you're 5!
- We also recommend What to expect, when? by Action for Children. You can buy a printed copy at their website.
- Ask your child's nursery/pre-school for their learning journey at the end of term, so that you can bring it to school on their first day.
The most important thing you can do to get your child ready for school is to read stories with them and talk to them about anything and everything!
We look forward to seeing you all again soon!