Our September new starters

Thank you for choosing Hamstel Infant School!

We would like to warmly welcome all new families and the children who are due to start with us in September. We hope that the information on this page will answer some of your questions you may have about your child starting school in September.


Transition from Pre-schools and Nurseries

We have been visiting as many pre-school and nursery settings to find out a little bit about your child and where they are with their learning.

A letter will follow shortly to let your child know who their new teacher will be, which class they will be in as well as dates and times for all our transition events.


Transition Events:

Teacher Zoom Meetings: We will be arranging zoom meetings from the new teachers to you and your child so we can introduce ourselves and find out more about your child.


Induction Meeting for Parents: We will be holding an induction meeting for new Reception parents on Wednesday 29th June at 2.30pm or Thursday 30th June at 7pm in the school hall

Home Visit’s: Home Visits will take place on Friday 2nd September, Monday 5th September or Tuesday 6th September.


Stay and Play Sessions: every child will be invited to three stay and play sessions on Wednesday 7th September, Thursday 8th September and Friday 9th September.


School Taster Day: Your child will be invited to attend school for one full day on either Monday 12th September or Tuesday 13th September, 2022.  Children will be with half of their class, allowing them to get used to the daily school routine in a smaller group.  Children will need to wear their school uniform on this day and will order a school lunch that will be eaten in the School Hall with their classmates.


Starting School Full Time: ALL children will start in Reception on Wednesday 14th September 2022.

We are very keen to get to know the children as much as possible and have therefore set up a Facebook page just for parents with children joining us in September. We would love you to share photographs and information about what you have been up to and we will be posting ideas of activities you can do at home in order to prepare them for school. The Reception teachers will be part of this group and will be responding to your posts as a way of getting to know you all before the summer.

To join our Facebook group Hamstel Infant School - Reception 2022 please click here.

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We have compiled a list of activities to prepare your child for big school.


BBC Resources: The BBC have put together a range of articles, videos and games to help you prepare you child for starting school.