Starting School 2021
Welcome to Brockhurst Primary School. We are excited for you to join us in September!
At Brockhurst Primary School we have two classes in each year group and an admission number of 30 in each class. In Early Years, each class has a teacher and learning support assistant- sometimes classes may have additional staff for children with learning or health needs. Children are taught in smaller groups for phonics, English and maths.
There are two classroom bases in Early Years (Owls and Puffins) and a shared outdoor space. Our Early Years classes work together as one ‘setting’. This means that children are able to spend portions of the day ‘free flowing’ in the environment to access the whole of our indoor and outdoor provision. The environment is planned carefully to engage children through their interests and help them to develop particular skills. The classrooms have areas which are zoned in a similar way to pre-schools.
Enabling a Smooth Transition
We receive children from a wide range of pre-schools and child minders. We spend time speaking to key workers and those who know the children best. These discussions take place in the summer term so that we can gather as much information as possible before September. Usually we would visit the children in their pre-schools in the summer term, invite parents and children into school for songs and rhymes as well as offering home visits before the children start with us in September. Due to coronavirus, we ran transition sessions online and in small groups last year. This year we hope to offer more sessions on site, but this will depend on the preventative measures still in place.
Below is our starting school timeline for September 2021. For the first week (9th -13th September 2021) children will either attend mornings or afternoons and this will be communicated with individual parents over the next few weeks.