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YR Transition Events

Transition Events


Parents will be notified of their child's allocated school on 15th April 2024. 

We will then write to all parents to welcome them to the Newtown C of E Primary School family and detail all our Ready Steady School programme transition events for you to attend:


As part of our Ready Steady School programme of transition events, we would like to invite you and your child to ‘save the dates’ for the following important events and sessions which will prepare your child, and you as a family, for your child to start school with us:





Booking Arrangements


Meet the Year R team and collect your child’s welcome Chatterbag Bag of Goodies


Date: Thursday 2nd May

This will be a meet and greet event outside in the school grounds (weather permitting!)

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm


No need to book, just arrive within the event hour.

(Please bring any completed registration forms, if you have not already sent these back to us)

Stay and Play

For all pre-schoolers, toddlers and parents/grandparents


Every Tuesday in the School Hall


No need to book, just turn up and play! Ideal for children to get familiar with the school building and staff

Ready Steady School Drop Ins

Explore the Year R classrooms with your child, meet the staff, play with your new friends, and meet other parents.


Thursday 9th May

Tuesday 14th May

Thursday 23rd May

Tuesday 4th June


Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm


No need to book, just turn up at any or all of the events!





Ready Steady School Taster Sessions


Within school time to have a taster of school.



Wednesday 12th June:

9:15am-10.15am - Child & Parent to attend


Wednesday 26th June:

10am-11.30am including food tasters - Child & Parent to attend


Thursday 4th July or Friday 5th July (Please choose one, either 4th or the 5th)

9:30am-10.30am - Child to attend independently in class, parent(s) to have coffee and cake in school event room




IMPORTANT Grand Welcome Event

Presentations by the Headteacher & Year R Team.

Meet the Senior Leadership Team and key school staff.

Stalls manned by Nursing team, Gosport Discovery Centre, Skoolkit (uniform).

(Crèche facilities available at this event)


Date: Thursday 13th June


Home Visits

w/c 8th July 2024

Sign up at the Grand Welcome Event


Teddy Bears Picnic

Bring your picnic and teddy bears to this family picnic event on the school field with the Year R staff team


Friday 30th August 2024

12noon – 1pm

Starting school week

Part-time: w/c Tuesday 3rd September

Full-time: w/c/ Monday 9th September

TBC at home visit


As you can see we are planning a full Ready Steady School programme of transition events for your child, to ensure your child starts school happy and familiar with the new environment.