Introduction to EY at Botley
We pride ourselves on our relationships with our parents and this is supported through the use of our learning journey tool ‘Tapestry’ where observations are captured and shared. This is a great tool as parents can easily see the learning taking place in school as well as upload their own observations, comments and photos that can be shared in school
Introduction to key staff
Laura Jones – EYFS Lead
Laura has been the EYFS Lead at Botley School for 5 years and is one of the Reception Teachers.
Becky Adey – Teacher
Becky has worked in Nursery at Botley School for many years and has joined the Reception team this year.
Nicki Davis – TA
Nicki has worked at Botley School for two years and works full-time in Reception.
Sharon Hemsley – Nursery Nurse
Sharon has worked at Botley School for many years and joins us in Reception on Mondays and Tuesday.
Molly Crawford – TA
Molly has recently joined the EYFS Team at Botley School and works across Nursery and Reception throughout the week.
Transition for starting school
Once your child has been allocated a school place with us, you will receive a welcome letter which will outline the events for the summer term along with the induction pack. The induction pack will be full of information about the school and Reception, including details about the school day, uniform etc. You will also receive details about your child’s class teacher and a date for a meeting to discuss your child on a one-to-one basis. In the Summer term, the teachers will contact your child’s current Nursery/Pre-School and hopefully organise visits your child in their current setting. We will invite you and your child to our transition days where they will be able to spend time in the environment, meet the staff and the other children who will join their class.
Message from FOBS (Friends of Botley School)
We are the Botley school PTA and our main activity is raising funds for the school. Recently we have supported the refurbishment of the school central quad and funded IT equipment.
The FOBS annual meeting is on Tuesday 8th December at 8pm via Zoom (joining info below). It would be great to see as many parents and carers as possible. Come along and find out what we get up to! The more members we have, the less everyone has to do and it would be great to have a rep for each class! We would love to hear from people about ideas they may have for fundraising especially now that our usual events are not possible due to COVID. We look forward to meeting you.
Meeting ID: 868 1464 1940
Please take a look at the Early Years section of our website for further information. You can visit our Reception class page for regular updates about the learning taking place each term.