New Starters 2023
July 2023 - updated
Welcome to Excalibur Primary School. We are delighted that you have chosen our school and we look forward to meeting you soon.
What's going to happen next
We have visited the children in their pre-school settings and are enjoying welcoming them into school for their transition visits. We are looking forward to seeing the whole class together at our Teddy Bear's Picnic.
Below you will find information about starting at our school. Please take time to look through everything as there is a lot of useful information about our school and the routines of the school day. There are two handbooks; one for you and one for your child. (You will have received the one for your child in your welcome pack.) It may be useful to share it with them a few times between now and when they start school. There are also some information leaflets and activities that you can do to help your child get ready for school. At the bottom of this page you will find a video from 2020 showing our enviromment. We will make a new one soon. The presentation from our New Starters meeting can be found below. Look out for some supporting films on Seesaw too.
We have a really wonderful Early Years environment here at Excalibur and we can't wait for you to see it.
'Let's Get Ready For School'
Cheshire East Libraries have launched 'Let's Get Ready for School' an exciting initiative for families whose children will be starting primary school. They have created 10 different book bags each containing four picture books. The books have been specially selected to share with younger children, to help them cope with change and prepare them for school.
The bag also contains useful leaflets outlining some practical ideas for supporting children's communication at this important stage. The book nags are free to loan and available at your local library. They can also be reserved online at https://cheslive.koha-ptfs.co.uk/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl.
You can find more books about starting school by clicking the links
A wealth of information and further resources about starting school can be found on the CBeebies webpage
We can't wait to meet you all and welcome you to our school.