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Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to take this opportunity to give you a very warm welcome to Solent Infant School. Thank you for making the first few transitional weeks, from pre-school to school as smooth as possible for your child.

From the very beginning, we encourage the children to be independent, especially with self-help skills. It would be very helpful, therefore, if your child could practise using a hanger at home to hang up their coat and practise doing up their zips as well. It is surprising how quickly they learn new skills. This way they will require little adult assistance and will soon be happy to say goodbye at the outer door.

There will be a staff member at the door every morning to take any messages you may have for the class teacher. However, if you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to see the class teacher at the end of the school day.

If your child is having a school dinner, you have the facility of ordering school dinners for up to 6 weeks in advance, online. A letter about registering has already been sent out to you via email and if you are having any difficulties then please contact the school office.

Please ensure that your child has their book bag in school every day. If your child wishes to have fruit at morning break please ensure it comes in a bag with their name clearly marked. As lots of the children have similar fruit bags we suggest that they are clearly labelled for them to see. Some of the children choose to add a key ring to their book bag and fruit bag to make it easy to spot amongst the others. Please could we encourage you to provide your child with a bottle of water with a ‘sports cap’ to drink in the classroom.

An overview of our curriculum for the first half of the Autumn term can be found on our website. You can find additional informal homework activities on the window next to the Reception door.

We will soon be announcing our class library days. Please keep an eye out in the Reception window for these. We ask that when your child brings home a library books this stays in their book bag so that they are able to change it weekly.

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursdays. Please remember to tie up long hair and ensure your child’s clothes are clearly labelled with their name. For safety reasons, if your child wears earrings, we will need to tape them up, or they could be removed for those days please.

We hope your child settles quickly and has an enjoyable year in Reception. Please keep an eye out for the first instalment of the EYFS Newsletter at the end of the half term.


Many thanks, The Reception Team



Executive Headteacher: Mrs Lucy Wilby
Head of School: Mrs Laura Peterkin-Aldred
Bursar: Mrs Elisabeth Hesling
Support Officers: Mrs Clare Winnicott & Mrs Alison O'Day
Admin Asst: Mrs Alison Price
  Solent Infant School
Evelegh Road, Farlington, Portsmouth,Hampshire
Tel 023 9237 1073
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