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New Reception Starters

Introduction to EY at Botley

Our Early Years is a busy, happy and playful place to be. Children are free to choose between a wide range of inside and outside activities e.g. painting, playdough, sand and water play, construction toys, role play, stories and rhymes, singing and dancing, climbing, mark-making, number and problem-solving activities.

Our highly trained staff get to know the children very well and we aim to provide personalised learning, development and care. We carefully observe and assess children's interests and progress towards the 'Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.'

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 6 years and is the Ladybird teacher in Reception.

Becky Adey – Teacher

Becky has worked in Nursery at Botley School for many years and is Dragonfly Teacher in Reception

Nicki Davis – TA

Nicki has worked at Botley School for three years and works full-time in Reception.

Tracy Au - Teaching Assistant

Tracy has worked at Botley School for many years and works full-time in Reception except Wednesday afternoons.

Sharon Hemsley – Nursery Nurse

Sharon has worked at Botley School for many years and joins us in Reception on Mondays and Tuesday.

Virtual tour

Coming soon

Virtual events - New dates added

PowerPoint from our meeting

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.

How to support your child in preparation for starting school

Further information

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.

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