New Reception Starters September 2021

UPDATED ! New Starter Meeting PowerPoint
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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. 
Our Transition Team

Our role is to oversee the whole year group and to support all of the children and families throughout their Reception year. A huge part of that role is of course the transition from Nursery to Reception, and we wanted to let you know how we will approach this in the current difficult circumstances. 

 Due to the restrictions with Covid 19 we are having to change our induction process for this year. We will be contacting families to let you know what is happening and updating this web page with details. All of the information will be included in an induction pack which you will receive over the next few weeks.

Watch the video below for the routines of a day in Reception.


  • Miss Liz Thompson

    Director of Early Years

  • Mrs Nicola Robinson

    Director of Early Years (Acting)

  • Mrs Dianne Sanderson

    Transition & Class Teacher

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Virtual Tour Of Our School
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.  We will inform you of the dates for the meetings very soon.
Meeting Dates
Wednesday 30th June @ 4pm
Wednesday 30th June @ 6pm
Thursday 1st July @ 9:30 am
Our 'New Reception Starter' meetings are now Virtual!
Wednesday 30th June @ 6pm
Thursday 1st July@ 9:30 am
You will be contacted with further details. 
Useful Links
Click on the links-
Friends of West Jesmond - Website & Bog
Click on the images for links to :
Information about Tapestry - the online learning journal
West Jesmond Facebook page
West Jesmond Twitter page
Stay and Play
In July you will be offered an invitation to a 'Stay and Play' session where you and your child will get to know the new environment and meet the Reception staff.  Your child will have the opportunity to meet their classmates and families too. We will inform you of these dates soon!
Unfortunately, it has been necessary to cancel the 'Stay and Play' sessions due to Covid Guidance!
We will send alternative arrangements via the Weduc App!
Useful Information