Starting School

Starting School

Starting Reception is an exciting time for all children as they begin their school journey.  This year has been very different, and we have not had the opportunity to do all the transition activities that we would normally be able to do with your child.  With this in mind, the Reception staff have produced a wonderful video which can be found in the Reception 2020 tab on the website.  Please watch the video with your child as it will allow them to see the classrooms, playgrounds and forest school area and will also give you an insight into the wonderful time the children are going to have once they begin at Coppice.

What else are we doing to support your child’s successful transition to Coppice Primary School?

  • We are ringing all our families. By now you will have hopefully received a phone call from your child’s new class teacher to introduce themselves and chat to you about your child, allowing them to get to know them a little before they start. If you have not yet received a call then please email
  • Your child will receive an invitation to a Teddy Bear’s Picnic on Wednesday 26th August 2020. This will provide your child with an opportunity to meet their class teacher and give you a chance to chat to the class team (social distance guidelines will still apply). If you are able to attend then please book a place using the booking form below.
  • For each child, we will be setting up our online learning journal This will be up and running over the summer holiday and will allow you to upload photographs and videos for your child’s class teacher to see.  The teachers will also be reading and uploading stories with their class teddies for your child to listen to. This will be our main form of communication.  Please complete the Tapestry form which was included in the pack that you received from school and then email it back to us by Wednesday 15th July. This is required before we can create your child’s login. (The form can also be found via the link below)
  • Our wonderful PTFA have enabled us to produce a Special Starting School pack for your child. In each pack you will find a book to share with your child, a pot of playdough, a fine motor activity sheet, a pencil and a selection of fun activities that you can complete with your child if you wish.

Don’t forget there is further tips and information it the pack that has been sent to you.

The document below gives you some handy tips to prepare your child for September.  Please be aware that there is no expectation for you to purchase the books advertised

Tapestry Permission Coppice

Oxford Owl Starting School Guide 2018

Teddy Bear’s Picnic Booking Form Please click on the link bellow

Teddy Bear’s Picnic RE

Teddy Bear's Picnic RMc