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Starting School 2021

Achieving Our Best Together


A very warm welcome to Scantabout Primary School. We very much look forward to your child joining our school community.  


I would like to provide you with an insight into transition arrangements. These are still subject to the government’s road map.  During the next few weeks, Mrs Allen, class teacher, will be contacting pre-schools to find out how your child is in their usual child-care setting. We are hopeful, that later in the summer, we will also be able to visit pre-schools.


We have planned our induction programme which we will adjust dependent on restrictions.  


8th July 2021

Induction evening for parents  - 6.30pm 

This is an opportunity to meet the staff and find out about life at Scantabout. The evening will be hosted virtually via Microsoft Teams and the invitation to join can be found below:

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New Date for Teddy Bear's Brunch - 19th July 

Children with surnames A-D 9.30am-10.15am

Children with surnames E-Z 10.30am-11.15am

You and your child are invited to attend a picnic story time session with the class teacher, Mrs Allen. If your child would like to, they can bring their favourite teddy along too! Regrettably, due to covid-19 restrictions we can only allow one parent per child to attend this session (no siblings).


Stay and Play – 21st July

Play Session and Tours for Parents 

9.00am-9.45am / 10.00am-10.45am / 11.00-11.45am

If restrictions are eased, this will be a short stay and play session on the field for the children and small group tours of the school for parents. We will be using the time slots that were given for the original stay and play date on 8th July. Confirmation of your time will be sent separately.


Class Blog

Last year we set up a class blog for the new year R children so that they could begin to see who their classmates are and we could find out a little bit more about them.  The children can post pictures and parents can write short messages with their child to the other children and staff. The blog is a secured platform that can only be seen by the class community. We will be setting this up and will send details through shortly.  This will include a story time videos with the classroom staff. 


Inductions arrangements for the first two weeks in September

2nd and 3rd of September

Children with surnames A-D 2nd September

Children with surnames E-Z 3rd September

The children will do a taster morning – 9.15am to 11.30am (half the class on the 2nd and half the class on the 3rd). This will be an opportunity for them to try on their school uniforms and get ready for school.  


w/c 6th September

Children will do a morning session (times to be confirmed but usually 8.40 to 12.00)  


Mrs Allen will be holding either 1-1 parent meetings or home visits on the afternoons from the 2nd September through to the 8th September. You will be given a time for this meeting at one of the sessions throughout July.


9th September – The children will do a morning session and then stay for lunch. We are hoping that we are able to invite parents to this. 


10th September – Children can stay for a full day if you wish. (8.40 to 3.20)


w/c 13th September  - Children start full time


Mrs Allen will write to you in the next few weeks, with further details. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your child to Scantabout. In the meantime, should you have any questions please do let us know.  We are always happy to help.