Mereside Academy

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Starting in EYFS 2023

Welcome to Mereside!
Welcome Meeting and Welcome Packs

We will be holding a parents only Welcome Meeting on Wednesday 7th June, 2022 from 2.00 p.m. to 2.45 p.m. This will give us an opportunity to meet you all, share additional information with you and answer any queries you may have. It will also give you the chance to have a look around the school if you have not already done so and to meet the Early Years teaching team. School uniform will be available to look at during this session.

You will be given a welcome pack at the meeting on Wednesday 7th June. Please complete and return the forms to school by Friday 16th June, 2022.

Email return

Our Early Years Leader Mrs Rachel Harper will soon begin the process of transition by visiting your child’s pre-school setting to discuss your child’s needs and, if possible, meet your child for the first time. To assist with this process, please could you email school, using the email address, no later than Monday 16th May, 2022 with the name of your child’s pre-school setting. If your child does not attend pre-school please let us know by email.

We would also like to ask for your permission to use your email address to set up `ClassDojo’, our online platform which we will use to communicate with you throughout transition. Therefore please could you include in your email to school, whether you allow permission for us to register you with `ClassDojo’.

Home Visit

We will also be offering you a home visit. The home visit is a short visit of about 15 minutes, where you and your child will be able to meet the class teacher and teaching assistant, who will be working with your child in September, in the comfort of your own home. This has proved to be a very positive way of developing the relationship between home and school. It also provides an opportunity for you to ask any questions or disclose any sensitive information. You will be given the opportunity to book a home visit at the Welcome Meeting.

 School Visits

School visits are another essential part of the transition process. They give children the opportunity to explore the reception environment alongside their teacher and future class mates. These visits take place on the dates below:

Tuesday 11th July

4.00 - 5.30 pm

After school drop in session for children and parents - a chance to meet other parents

Thursday 13th July

1.30 – 2.30 pm

Afternoon tea & stay and play session for children and parents

Wednesday 19th July

9.30 – 10.30 am

Final session for children to spend time in their new class. Parents to drop children of and return to collect them at 10.30


If you or your child have concerns and would benefit from a `one to one’ visit after school or if your child has any additional needs and you would like to meet with our school SENCO then please call or email to arrange this.

In the meantime we look forward to meeting you and your child in the near future.

Getting to know EYFS

Below you will find some Powerpoints & videos that we hope will help prepare you and your child for starting in Reception

  • A Welcome Video
  • Parent Information - Preparing your child for starting Reception
  • Virtual Classroom Tour


We are looking forward to meeting you!

Watch this video to meet some of the Mereside staff and to take a look around school:

Virtual Classroom Tour

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