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Swans - Reception


We are so glad that you have chosen The Gateway to start your child's education and we look forward to working with you in the future. We very much hope that your child enjoys their time at The Gateway and we know that the first year of your child’s education is very important in making sure that they enjoy school to the fullest.


Here are some of the ways in which you can help us:

- Encourage your child to be independent so that they can put their own coat on and take it off, and go to the toilet unaided, washing their hands afterwards.

- Always tell us who will be picking up your child if it someone other than you. If we do not recognise the person or have not been informed beforehand then we will need to contact you.

- Make sure that we always have an up to date telephone number so that we can contact you if your child is ill or has an accident.

- Always tell a member of staff if your child is worried about anything which may have happened either at school or at home so that we can ensure that we can help them in any way possible.


What can I do to help my child at school?

Do your best to make sure that your child has a good routine and they go to bed at a regular time so they are ready to learn each day. When your child is given a reading book, make sure that they read with an adult every night.


Children’s progress?

The adults within Early Years will gather evidence on your child’s progress, make observations and use this to create a profile for the children on our online observation assessment tool called 2Simple. You are always welcome to discuss any questions or problems with Mrs Rafter, Mrs Taylor or Mrs Mahoney.