New Starters - Reception 2021

Welcome Osborne Reception 2021-2020

Parents/Carers and Pupils!


We are so excited to welcome you to Osborne Primary School in September 2021!

As you will be aware, we are unable to complete transition days as we would usually. However,  we have put together a plan which we are confident will help your child's transition to Osborne  be a smooth one.


Please make sure you have returned your admission forms to our school office by 10.7.21.

If you have any queries and would like to have a virtual meeting with Reception staff on 20.7.21,  please send an email to

A member of staff from Reception will email you with an invite to a virtual meeting.


Week beginning 

Documents to be received by parents 


  • Parents will receive admission forms – please return these ASAP via email or post.  

  • Parents will be invited to join Tapestry and Marvellous Me, enabling messages and images to be sent of the tasks children can complete at home.  

  • Parents may be aware of this provision from the Nursery setting. 

  • This means staff will have an up to date understanding of your child’s abilities, so we can plan accordingly for September. 

  • Staff can also send individual messages to the family.  

  • Parents will receive Parent Information Handbook  Parent Handbook (click on link for downloadable copy)



  • School website will have a page dedicated to Reception containing induction materials.  

  • The following videos will be available on the website: 

  • Head teacher – Michelle Gay  

  • Early Years Lead – Helen Salt  

  • SENCo  - James Heathershaw

  • Reception staff in September. 

  • Virtual tour of the school (please be aware that we are awaiting further guidance before the end of the term about COVID measures for September which we will inform you of before your child starts school.) 



  • Parents will receive class information booklet  and September information including induction date (if admission forms have been returned and nurseries have sent transition information). 

  • Parents can request 1:1 virtual meeting with class teacher by emailing if they have any further questions. This will take place during the day on 20.07.2021.


  • Parents of pupils with additional needs will be contacted by SENDco. 


  • Parents will receive any new information related to COVID measures that will apply in September.  


  • Five children from each class will have an induction day (you will have received your child’s induction day date if you have returned your child’s admission forms).  

  • These induction days will enable your child to spend more individual time with their teacher and for the teacher to assess your child to identify their personal, social, emotional and educational needs 


  • All Reception pupils attend school. 



Have you signed up for Tapestry? This is essential so we are able to effectively communicate with parents/carers.                 Tapestry Online Learning Journal - Posts | Facebook



Virtual Tour of School

The School office, Hall and Main Playground


Reception and Year 1



The Quiet Playground, Year 2 and Year 3


Year 4 Classrooms


The Annexe



Mrs Gay - Head Teacher


Miss Salt - EYFS Leader (click on the link)


Mr Heathershaw - SENco (click on the link)


What can you do to support your child with the transition to Osborne Primary School?


Here are some links to websites with useful information:

Oxford Owl

Family Lives