Reception 2020 Parent Page

We are delighted that your child will be joining us in September 2020.  If you are a new family to the school we extend a special welcome to all of you.

Due to the current circumstances around temporary school closures we are not able to confirm how our induction programme will look this year at this point in time.  However, rest assured we will put plans in place to make sure your children settle into our school community happily and that we support you through the process too.

Our Starting in Reception Induction Booklet is available for you here.


We are often asked how parents can best prepare their children for starting school.  The most important things you can do to support your child’s transition are:

Read stories to/with your child and learn nursery rhymes together.  This makes the most significant difference to your child’s start at school.

Promote their independence – dressing/undressing/putting on coat

Encourage them to eat with a knife and fork and carry plates to and from the table and clear their own plate

Practise recognising and writing name (using correct pencil grip and letter formation)

Improve familiarity with numbers – hunting for different numbers when out walking, pairing socks together.

Play games (memory games, rhyming games and board games with dice).  This makes a really significant difference to children’s cognitive ability and ability to recognise number and word patterns.

Spend lots of time with and have lots of fun with your child.

Our induction slides are available below.  These will provide an important reminder of the key things that make Esher Church School special.  We hope to have the opportunity to go through them in person with you before the end of the summer term.

Induction Information 2020