New Starter to Reception Information
Welcome to Our School!
On behalf of the children, staff and governors I would like to welcome you to St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary School. We are delighted that you have chosen St Teresa’s to be the place where your child begins their formal education and we hope that this will be the beginning of a fruitful partnership between your family and our school in providing the best possible education we can for your child.
As parents/carers you are the primary and principal educators of your child and your home and family experiences have been their first significant learning environment. The importance of the parents’ role cannot be overstated. However, whilst this role does not diminish, a new and powerful influence is about to enter your child’s life – our school. Your child is about to enter a little world of their own. However, it is our intention to open up that world to you as much as possible, for we see the next phase of your child’s education very much as a partnership between you and ourselves. We look forward to sharing your interest and enthusiasm for all that happens at our school.
The Governing Body and I have an immense sense of pride in the children, staff and the successes we have achieved and we are always excited by the opportunities we will embrace together in the future. At St Teresa’s we aspire to motivate all members to, ‘Live life to the full, Love like Jesus, Learn from every opportunity as we Grow in faith together’. We hope that all the information we provide will give you a little taste of our wonderful school and support you as your child begins their formal education journey.
Please find documents and links below which we hope will help prepare your child for starting school at St Teresa's.
A Little Taste of Our School!
Welcome Booklet 2021
Class Newsletter 2021 - 2022
How we Communicate with Parents/Carers
Please see below a list of useful links which can be used to support your child in preparing for school.
The National Literacy Trust’s new project, Small Talk, aims to support the language development of 30,000 children under the age of five by equipping parents with the skills and confidence they need to chat, play and read with their child every day.
Early Years Foundation Stage
A guide for parents to help navigate through the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
Bitesize and CBeebies have some activities and games linked to starting school;
A Bedtime Story
Tom Hardy reads a bedtime story, Don't Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton. It's all about a little crab overcoming his worries with a little help and encouragement
The Book Trust
Book trust has information about supporting bedtime routines.
Music activities with young children support their physical and mental wellbeing by encouraging movement and providing a means of expression. The songs on CBeebies music time are varied and fun for everyone.
Try out some yoga and mindfulness to help your child to relax and sooth any anxieties