Welcome to our 'New Reception Starters' page for parents and carers. We hope that you find all of the information here to help your child have a happy and successful start at West Jesmond Primary School. Starting school is such an important time for each child and we will do all we can to help you and your child feel welcome, confident and excited about this new adventure.
In order to support this transition from Nursery into Reception, we will be holding Parent Welcome meetings which will focus on talking you through everything you will need to know about West Jesmond Primary School, the arrangements for the start of September and useful information on details such as uniform, milk and PE days. There will also be a separate opportunity for you and your child to visit the classroom and meet their class teacher.
Throughout this time, we will communicate with you via this webpage and Weduc. We will also add to this page with stories from class teachers and more photos, so please keep checking in!
Over the next few weeks, we will make every effort to visit all of the children at their Nursery, so we can be a familiar face and also have conversations with each child's key worker.
On this page, there is a short video showing a Day in Reception and lots of photographs. These may be useful to share with your child so they can begin to feel familiar with their new school.
At any point through this process, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or the office and we will be happy to help.
Miss Liz Thompson
Early Years Leader
Virtual Tour Of Our School
If you were unable to attend the Welcome Meeting, or if you would like to revisit any of the information we covered during the meeting, here are the slides from the presentation and copies of all letters that were included in the welcome pack. If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to get in touch.
welcome meeting June 2022
family fun day.doc
Uniform Letter 2022.docx
Letter to prospective parents Reference French and Spanish Classes From Ruth Gibson.docx
Weduc is our parent communication app. All communication from school will come via Weduc, so please ensure you have enrolled. Attached is some guidance on how to download and use the app. You will have received your enrollment code via the email address you completed on your registration forms.
If you need any help with getting online with Weduc, please contact the school office. There will also be staff to help you with Weduc at the Welcome meeting.
Parent/Carer Welcome Meetings
All parents/carers will be able to register to attend one of our welcome meetings. At the meeting you will meet your child's class teacher and receive your induction pack. It will also be an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.
Monday 20th June 5.00pm - 6.00pm OR
Wednesday 22nd June 9.00am - 10.30am
Click on the links-
Friends of West Jesmond - Website & Bog
Stay and Play
During June and July you will be offered an invitation to a 'Stay and Play' session where you and your child are invited into school to see your new classroom and to spend time with your child's class teacher. Your child will have the opportunity to meet their classmates and explore the Reception area. Each class will have the option of 2 dates, please sign up for the session you would like to attend via Weduc.
R1 - Tuesday 28th June 1.30pm-2.45pm OR Thursday 7th July 1.30pm-2.45pm
R2 - Thursday 30th June 1.30pm-2.45pm OR Friday 8th July 1.30pm - 2.45pm
R3 - Wednesday 29th June 1.30pm - 2.45pm OR Wednesday 6th July 1.30pm-2.45pm