We offer you all a very big welcome to our school! If you are looking to join us at Meadows First School, then please CLICK HERE. If your child already has a place at our school, please read on. Click on our very own Meadows Mouse to access links below:
For NURSERY induction please see class pages - on the Ducklings page
Phonics Information for Reception parents and carers. Unfortunately due to the continued restrictions of COVID-19 we have been unable to offer our usual 'parents' phonics workshop'. Here is the powerpoint from the meeting along with lots of ideas and resources to help you with supporting phonics at home. (powerpoint from the phonics evening)
if you are unsure about anything or need further support you can email the class teachers using: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some more website links that will help you with supporting Phonics:
Top Marks have some fun games for phonics, including skywriter which teaches you how to write letters correctly.
Here are some of our resources that you can use to help support phonics - please ask if you would like paper copies of these instead:
Signs for reading Silly Soup Phase 2 corrrect letter sounds video Phase 3 Sentences Phase 3 Tricky Words Dan the Rhyming man (stick this onto a box and cut a hole for the mouth - use to post through rhyming objects or words) Writing box leaflet Play Doh Recipe (great for developing fine motor control).
NUMBERS: Here are some ideas to help with numbers in the Early years. We try to do as much practical work as possible - children love to use numicon, real objects, play-doh, conkers, acorns, egg boxes etc to learn about number. We love to sing lots of number rhymes and songs as these will help too! Click on Meadows Mouse for our number help sheet.
Transition into Reception September 2020
In the light of COVID-19 guidance we are altering our induction arrangements into Reception 2020, as regrettably we cannot offer our usual visits to school. We hope that you will find this information useful to help you and your child prepare for school. (All of our arrangements will be subject to change in the light of new guidance from the government). Please click on each Meadows Mouse picture to download the different information packs:
The teachers and teaching assistants have posted a video of themselves reading a welcome story to you. Now that you know your classes - click on the teachers' names to watch the story:
You might like to click on this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrynnrd which offers some really useful information on starting school and how to prepare. There are some useful links to follow for learning, but the most important thing is to talk positively to your child about getting ready for school and teaching them to be as independent as possible (see our INFO booklet above)
The following leaflets are from NAHT and offer some guidance in starting school:
We are also very proud to celebrate with you our Early Years achievements: OFSTED 2019 2018 Quality Mark 2016 Quality Mark