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Dear Parents/Carers,


We are so pleased that you have accepted a place at Coten End for your child and are looking forward to welcoming them into Reception in September.


Unfortunately due to the current Coronavirus situation, we are unable to give any idea of key dates and transition information which is both frustrating to parents and ourselves. As soon as we have more information about time scales for re-opening nurseries and schools, we will be in touch again to let you know the transition process and begin to answer any concerns you may have.

In the meantime, the BBC have produced some useful information for parents with children starting school this year.



We will also keep this page updated with any news or information so keep checking for updates over the next few weeks.



As a school, we know that children will all be having a huge range of different experiences during lockdown and are missing time in their pre-school settings. We will endeavour to make the transition as smooth as we can and cater our curriculum to support this. Our first term is always focused on personal and social skills but of course this year it will be more important than ever. We advise you to focus on independence skills such as ensuring your child is toilet trained, can dress themselves correctly and using cutlery appropriately. Playing games and taking turns is incredibly important to all school children and will be a great skill to practise.


Please take a look at our 'Early Years' webpage on our school website:

The ‘Intent, implementation and impact’ document gives a clear outline of the Early Years curriculum at Coten End. It explains our goals, values and the ethos of Early Years at our school.

We will be doing whatever we can to make the children's transition to school as smooth as possible and modifying our curriculum to take into account of missed pre-school experiences of all children.


Please email any queries or concerns you may have and we will do our best to answer these, but ask for your patience and understanding if there is a delay in replying to you.


Kind Regards,


Sarah Sheepy, Headteacher

Marianne Carter, EYFS and Key Stage 1 Phase Leader.