We are delighted that you are interested in applying for a place for your child at Northern Primary School in September 2021 or that you have already chosen Northern as the school for your child in September. We are excited about welcoming you to our Northern community, and hopefully the information below will help you understand more about what your child's journey with us will be like from September 2021.
I know that this is a really important stage in the journey for your family and I would like to reassure you that even in the current situation of social distancing, we will ensure that both you and your child receive a transition to Northern which ensures you both feel happy and confident about September. We are trying to be creative in the way we share our amazing Northern ethos with you and are planning ways for your child to experience their new classroom and meet their new teachers and friends in the safest way possible. On this web page you will be able to discover what life will be like for your child in the Reception class. Our wonderful Reception class of 2020 are now all thriving in school, and we are looking forward to your child being in our Reception 2021 class.
We believe it is important that you have an insight in to how our children thrive, not only in Reception, but also throughout their journey through Northern. Therefore we have asked our children and staff to share with you their thoughts about being a part of the Northern community.
There is also a wealth of information throughout our website so please take your time to explore the different sections. If you have any questions at all then please do not hesitate to email me on email@example.com and I will respond as soon as I am able to. If you have a specific question about the Reception class then please feel free to email our current Reception class teacher firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you once again for entrusting Northern with nurturing your child on the next stage of their amazing journey.
Children are interested in all sorts of things and enjoy learning and exploring. Starting school is a big moment for children and you as their parents or carers.
Have a look at our video for some hints and tips to help you support your child to be ready for starting school. The video was filmed before the Covid-19 outbreak.
Here are a few comments from our parents and children about what they think about Northern.
Child - I always go up the traffic lights to get over the rainbow. I have enjoyed doing work and having a great teacher and Mrs Marr always making me smile.
Parent - My child has been in great care and had an awesome class to play with. He has really enjoyed doing maths in groups.
Child - I have enjoyed my teachers and my friends - I really missed them during lockdown. I am proud of myself because I have learnt to draw without a ruler.
Parent - I am so proud of my child because he has been amazing! He has done every piece of work set for him. He has kept trying despite really struggling.
Child - I am proud of myself because I try my hardest and have done well in my learning. I enjoyed completing Bikeability.
Parent - My child has enjoyed the social aspects of school and has developed some strong friendships. I am proud of my child because his teachers have commented on the fantastic way he tries hard and is a role model for others.
Child - I am proud of myself because I have made lots of friends and achieved so much in my learning.
Parent - My child has achieved and learnt so much since being at Northern. He has made so many friends. His confidence has become a lot stronger. My child has loved playing football for the school in competitions. He has always liked his teachers and will really miss them.
Child - I am proud of myself because of how far I have got on Reading Eggs. I have enjoyed music with my teacher.
Parent - My child has enjoyed everything about school life. He loves school and always talks positively about it at home. I am proud of my child because of all the wonderful comments about his hard work and his example setting behaviour.