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St Margaret of Scotland Catholic Primary School


Help for Parents

Is your child starting school in September 2018?

Starting school is an important time for you and your child. To help you and your child to get ready for school, please find below a link to the 'Flying Start' website, where you will be able to access lots of information and resources to prepare for the exciting year ahead!

Click here to access the Flying Start website


Important dates for your diary.

We know how important the first days of school are for you and your child, so we have lots in place to help make their transition into school a smooth and happy one. Please see below a list of important dates for transition:


Induction meeting for new parents - Wednesday 20th June 6 - 7pm

A chance for you to find out lots of important information about our school provision and curriculum, meet the staff and take a look at our Early Years environment! We will be running a creche for children and you will be able to collect or order school uniform.


Stay and Play sessions - Wednesday 27th June and Tuesday 3rd July

3.15 - 4pm

A chance for you and your child to explore their new classroom, meet the EYFS staff and begin meeting and making new friends!


Summer Fete - Friday 6th July 3- 5pm

Why not come along and join in the fun at our Summer Fete, to welcome you into our school community and help you and your child become familiar with our school environment.


Coffee morning for new parents - Monday 9th July 8.30 - 10am

This is a drop-in session, so you can come at any time while the coffee morning is on and stay for as long as you like. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet the family workers and EYFS leader and talk to other parents, as well as some of our current Early Years parents, to discuss what to expect for the upcoming year and ask any questions you may have! Refreshments will be provided free of charge.


Story time  - Tuesday 10th July 3.15 - 3.45pm 

A lovely opportunity for you and your child to share a story with your child's teacher in their new class.


Common Transfer Day - School Taster morning

Friday 13th July 9.30 - 10.30 am 

All children are invited to come for a play in their new classroom so that they can become familiar with being without their parents in their new surroundings and meet their teachers, ready for September! 


We hope to see you all there!



How to pronounce sounds phonetically

Here is a video to show you how we pronounce the pure sounds, which you can practise at home with the children when you are reading and writing together!