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GLF Schools

Posted on: 14/06/2021

Cancelled Reception Transition Day

In light of the recent rise in Covid cases both nationally and locally, and the uncertainty surrounding the lifting of restrictions, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Reception transition day scheduled for the 30th June 2021. We understand that this will come as a disappointment to yourself and the children, however the safety of all of our Forge Wood families has to remain our priority.

Our staff and Reception team will be working over the coming weeks to organise a welcome pack for our new children that will give a taste of what daily life in Forge Wood Reception will look like, as well as a tour of the key areas around the school that the children will use from September onwards. Children will also receive a letter from their new teacher, a welcome booklet for their new class and a pack of activities and ideas to support their transition and preparations for their new adventure.


The scheduled parent information evening will now take place virtually and more details will be sent regarding this prior to the 30th June. Our Early Years leader is in the process of speaking with all preschools and nurseries to ensure that an accurate, well-rounded picture of each child is built prior to September.


The phased transition plans for September have been amended in line with the changes made. Key dates for September will now be as follows:


  • Monday 6th September- Children will be invited to visit their new classrooms for a 60 minute play and stay session. Sessions will be in groups of 10 in their new classrooms and give you a chance to meet and speak to the key members of the Reception team.
  • Tuesday 7th- Thursday 9th September- Our Reception team will be making home visits to the new members of their class. Timings for these will be sent out in July.
  • Friday 10th September- Children will enjoy a full morning session with all the children in their new class. This session will give the children a great opportunity to meet new friends and get to see what their learning will look like for the coming year. Children will be collected before lunchtime, with timings to be confirmed in July.
  • Monday 13th September- Children to start full time learning at Forge Wood.


We look forward to meeting you soon. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any worries or questions.


Yours sincerely

Jo Newton                                                                                                      

Executive Headteacher