Reception Induction 2020

Welcome to our Induction page for new families!

We are delighted that you have chosen to join the Charleton family and we would like to take this opportunity to warmly welcome you to the Learning Academy Partnership.  We are really looking forward to working in partnership with you to ensure that your child has the best possible start to their primary education.

We believe the induction of a new child to our academy family is important, and crucial to ensuring their future success.  Here at Charleton, we do everything we can to ensure our families are fully informed about the journey ahead; the curriculum that will be taught, the approach to teaching in the Foundation Stage, as well as the practical arrangements of starting school.

Given the current Covid-19 pandemic, how we support induction into our school may look a little different to what we’ve done in previous years; however, please rest assured that we are here for you and we will do all we can to ensure that your little one is ready, confident and excited about starting school in September.  Although we are unable to share dates for our induction process, you will find all of the information that you need here to make this transition a success.  We appreciate your patience and understanding with this.

Please visit other pages on our website, our Twitter page @CharletonLAP or Facebook page to find out more about our fabulous academy; we work extremely hard to keep everything up to date, sharing all of the fabulous learning that takes place each term.

Remember, if you have any questions or queries, no matter how small they may seem, please feel free to contact the academy office and ask to speak to Miss Kingston (Hub EYFS Lead) or Miss Coombe (Head of Academy) and they will be able to help.

A few helpful leaflets to support your child’s transition to school…

Here a few handy leaflets full of advice and tips to support your little one as they get ready to start school.

Preparing your child for school

Talk with Me

Move with Me

Read with Me

Write with Me

Count with Me

Starting School Stories

Starting school can be a big transition for many children (and parents too).  We understand that for some families there might be more anxieties due to the COVID-19 situation and the fact that the normal transition processes could not take place.

Reading and sharing stories with your child can make such a massive difference.  Books can be shared to help the transition process into school.

Here are just some of the many starting school stories you could share together:

  • I am too absolutely small for school by Lauren Child
  • Starting School by Allan Ahlberg
  • Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School by Ian Whybrow
  • Little Rabbit Goes to School by Harry Horse
  • Fuzzypeg Goes to School by Alison Uttley
  • First Day at Bug School by Sam Lloyd
  • Starting School: Do I have to go to school? A first look at starting school by Pat Thomas
  • The Colour Monster Goes to School by Anna Llenas
  • The Wolf who wouldn’t go to School (Whiffy Wilson) by Caryl Hart
  • Lucy and Tom at School by Shirley Hughes
  • I Have to Start at School Today by Simon Philip
  • The Koala who Could by Rachel Bright
  • Boris Starts School by Carrie Weston and Tim Warnes
  • Come to School Too Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester Clarke

Remember, if you do not have copies of the books, then it is really easy to find ‘read alouds’ on YouTube.

Finally, why not complete the Summer Reading Challenge whilst you are sharing stories?

Some useful videos to watch with your little one…

The BBC have produced some really fun and helpful videos and songs that you can watch with your little one as you get ready for ‘big school’ together.

Time for School

Topsy & Tim’s First Day

Learning through play

Learning with our friends

Being curious and following our interests