We want to wish you all a very warm welcome to Alver Valley Schools.
As we look forward to getting to know our new families joining our school community, and as we begin our transition activities for this year, we are once again going to use this webpage as a hub to hold all the information that you need as you prepare for September and your children starting school. Many of you will already have children in our school nursery and so will be familiar with some of the information about the school, but for some of you this will be the beginning of your journey at Alver Valley Schools. We hope that, whichever the case, you will find this page informative and helpful.
Please rest assured that we have a robust transition in place, which is tried and tested over many years that has received positive feedback from parents about how it has supported their child to settle into school life.
This year we will offer a blended transition as detailed below. This means that we are offering some in-person sessions for parents and carers and others for children whilst other activities such as our popular Alver Valley Adventurers sessions will be online. We are also in the process of arranging visits to preschools and nurseries so please do update us to let us know where your child currently attends if they do not attend our school nursery.
Monday 15th May, Induction Information Meeting for Parents & Carers
This will be a chance to meet the Early Years team and other members of the school community, to hear more about a typical day in school and our starting school arrangements.
The meeting will be held on Monday 15th May, 2:15pm to 3pm or 5pm to 5:45pm. Please note we cannot accommodate children in these meetings so please do ensure you organise child care should you require this. If you are unable to attend in person a video induction is available on our new entrants’ page on the school website.
June and July, Induction Visits for Children
- Thursday 22nd June, 9:15am to 10:15am – Children welcome to visit the Yr R environment with their parents/carers
- Thursday 29th June, 9:15am to 10:15am – Children welcome to visit the Yr R environment with their preschool or nursery if your child is unable to attend with their preschool you are welcome to bring your child for that session
- Thursday 6th July, 9:15am to 10:15am – Children to stay for a visit on their own, without parent supervision
Friday 14th July, Teddies Bear Picnic
Friday 14th July, 10.45am to 11:30am – Families are welcome to come and join us on the school field for an informal picnic where you can meet other families and the Early Years Team. You just need to bring a picnic rug, your picnic lunch and of course a Teddy!
July, Alver Valley Adventurers Online Video Sessions
The Early Years Team have recorded 3 Alver Valley Adventurer sessions for you to take part in at home over the summer holidays. These sessions are excellent for helping your child feel confident and excited about starting school. The sessions will be full of songs, stories and crafts and will give you and your children a special insight into school life as they will meet the teachers and see the school environment in a fun format especially for them. Everything you need to take part will be provided in your special Alver Valley Adventurers bag – these will be ready to collect from the school at the parents meeting in May. The sessions will be on the school website.