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Our September new starters

Thank you for choosing Hamstel Infant School!

We would like to warmly welcome all new families and the children who are due to start with us in September.

We hope that the information on this page will answer some of your questions you may have about your child starting school in September.

Transition from Pre-schools and Nurseries

We have been talking to all the pre-schools and nursery settings to find out a little bit about your child and where they are with their learning.


A letter will follow shortly to let your child know who their new teacher will be and what class they will be in.


We will also be setting up phone calls from the new teachers to you and your child so that we can introduce ourselves and find out more about your child.


These conversations would normally take place at stay and play sessions and during Home Visits, however, due to the current situation we are unable to carry these out before the Summer Holidays.


We are very keen to get to know the children as much as possible and have therefore set up a Facebook page just for parents with children joining us in September. We would love you to share photographs and information about what you have been up to and we will be posting ideas of activities you can do at home in order to prepare them for school. The Reception teachers will be part of this group and will be responding to your posts as a way of getting to know you all before the summer.

Welcome to Reception


We have compiled a list of activities to prepare your child for big school.


BBC Resources: The BBC have put together a range of articles, videos and games to help you prepare you child for starting school.

YouTube stories: Enjoy listening to stories every day.

RWInc: Parents guide to understanding phonics

Tel: 01702 468461  / office@hamstel-inf.southend.sch.uk   /  Hamstel Road, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 4PQ

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