New Starters 2020

Firstly, welcome to Ashlands Church of England First School. We are so pleased that you have joined our very special school and we look forward to seeing you in September. Due to the current Covid-19 situation that we find ourselves in, we will be adapting our normal induction process. We believe in gaining a strong understanding of our children and parents.  As a school we focus on transferring the secure attachment your child feels towards you to the teachers in school, so they are able to settle quickly and confidently into school life. This process will be harder to achieve this year, but we are determined to do our very best to provide your child with the best transition into our school.

Please see below a copy of the letter emailed out to all our new starters.

We will shortly be sending out a welcome back. This will include a number of documents that will need to be signed and returned to school.

Our Ash Class Team

Mr William Pearse – Ash Class Teacher

Mrs Leigh Chick – Ash Class Teaching Assistant








Here is a great free book to share with your children, it is all about starting school for the first time. See link below

Useful Websites: Here are some links to different websites which have a range of activities, games and clips that you may find useful.


Letters and Sounds Activities – Have a look at the Phase 1 resources and activities


Numberblocks – A fun CBeebies programme looking at different numbers
Topmarks – This link leads you to fun maths and literacy games
Oxford Owl – Reading resources and materials for ages 3-4 Years
CBeebies Literacy page – Lots of games, activities and clips linked to literacy
Letters and Sounds for home and school – Daily phonics sessions, introduced by celebrities, adding a fun element to learning phonics.
Being school-ready-Pacey
School readiness, what is all the fuss about?
Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)