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Early Years at Merchants' Primary

Merchants' Nursery Application Form

Click the above link to download the Nursery Application Form. Once completed please email to gina.emery@merchantsacademy.org 

 


Welcome

A warm welcome to all new starters in Early Years and their families.

Here at Merchants' Academy Primary, we are delighted to welcome new pupils to both nursery and reception. This area of the website will have everything you need to help you find out as much as possible about the academy before your child starts with us.

In the current situation we want you to be as informed as possible, so this page will be regularly updated in the coming weeks as we prepare for September 2020. 

 

First, please watch our informative Induction video below, giving information to parents/carers of children starting in Reception in September 2020.

Click on below link to play presentation, delivered by Early Years Lead Miss Pink.


Early Years Transition Plans 2020-21

 

Reception Transition Plan 2020-21

Week Arrangements
WB 22/06/2020
  • Parents of children with offers not yet accepted will be called
  • Induction video for parents available to view
WB 29/06/2020
  • Welcome ‘goodie bags’ for children will be delivered
  • First interactive transition video will be available for children to watch
  • Staff will have socially distanced outdoor games with children currently attending the nursery
WB 06/07/2020
  • 1:1 phone calls and/or video calls for parents and children starting in Sept (with teacher)
  • Second interactive transition video will be available for children to watch
  • Staff will have socially distanced outdoor games with children currently attending the nursery
WB 13/07/2020
  • Dates given for starting school schedule in September
  • Third interactive transition video will be available for children to watch
  • Staff will have socially distanced outdoor games with children currently attending the nursery
WB 01/09/2020
  • Families invited in to see the classroom and meet the staff 1:1
  • Video/phone calls offered
WB 08/09/2020
  • Phased induction begins

 

Nursery Transition Plan 2020-21

Week Arrangements
WB 22/06/2020
  • Acceptance letters sent
WB 29/06/2020
  • Video tour and welcome available to view
WB 06/07/2020
  • 1:1 phone calls and/or video calls for parents and children starting in Sept (with teacher)
WB 13/07/2020
  • Doorstep visits (replacing the usual home visits)
WB 01/09/2020
  • Families invited in to see the classroom and meet the staff 1:1
  • Video/phone calls offered
  • Interactive video available for children to watch
WB 08/09/2020
  • Phased induction begins

Please scroll down and click on the list of headers to view further documents, videos and useful links to help your child prepare for September.

Virtual Tour & Welcome from Head of Primary

A Virtual Welcome to Early Years

Meet Head of Primary Mr Woodburn and see a virtual tour of the facilities.

 

Nursery Rhymes with your teachers

Click on the link below to join in with your Early Years teaching staff and sing some Nursery Rhymes together.

 

Dough Disco fun with your teachers

Click on the link below to join in with your Early Years teaching staff and some dough disco together.

Useful Links for pupils preparation for Early Years

Links for Reception pupils

Here are some useful links to help you and your child prepare for Reception:

Government Guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-aged-2-to-4-to-learn-at-home-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Starting Primary School:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1

Advice to Parents about Transition:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrynnrd

 

Links for Nursery pupils

Information about Child Development and How to Help:

https://foundationyears.org.uk/2019/09/resources-for-parents/

Nursery Rhymes:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/curations/nursery-rhymes

Potty Training Guide:

https://www.eric.org.uk/guide-to-potty-training

Supporting Early Communication and Language:

https://www.yor-ok.org.uk/Downloads%20Old/EarlyYears/Phase%20one%20resources/Booklets%20-%20CLLD%20%20Parent%20Leaflet%20York.pdf

 

Stay informed about our news & events

Follow us on social media to stay in touch with news and events at Primary

Merchants' Primary on Facebook 

@MerchantsAc on Twitter

(Please note: You will need a Facebook account to access the Facebook page)

 

Contact Us

Contact us on info@merchantsacademy.org for further information on Early Years.

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