Welcome New Intake 2022!
This is your "go to" Year R/EYFS page.
When your child starts school they learn through the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). You will also hear the first year referred to as the Reception Year (Yr R).
Also see our Reception Curriculum Page:
The countdown to starting school is on. We are looking forward to welcoming you all.
The signs and rainbow/star/smile trail will be ready for your first day. See you soon!
Reading Tips - visit our main Reception page, click the link below.
Take A Look Around...
Your first day at school.
Follow the stars, smiles and rainbows.
Part Time Timetable Routes -
In the morning at 9am and at the end of the day at 3.10pm; enter the main gates, follow the path past the car park (keeping school on the left) and go all the way around the school grounds to the bottom playground.
Midday day pick ups at 11.30am and drop offs at 12.40pm, school is partially closed for safety; enter the main gates and turn immediately left and follow the path down to EYFS playground.
Part Time Timetable runs from 8th September - 15th September. Full time school starts on 16th.
The school pack you received on the New Intake evening has more information.
When your child starts full time (16th September) - school begins at 8.50am and ends at 3.10pm.
Parents/carers - please arrive on time for morning registration, please be waiting ready to collect your child at 3.10pm. Thank you.
There is no longer a one way system in place, but please continue to be considerate of others and maintain social distancing.
Items You Will Need:
BOOK BAGS, WATER BOTTLES & P.E. BAGS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE.
Children can bring their own packed lunch or order hot meals/sandwiches via our provider - Kingswood Catering. More information will be provided when your child starts school.
Click on the image to visit their site.
Phone/Email 01536 201203 or email@example.com
Kingswood information video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIwl-vMUncU
Pupil Premium Information
What is Pupil Premium? The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress. For more information, and to see if you qualify, visit our dedicated PP page by clicking the link below:
Cool Milk Scheme
The partnership between schools, local authorities and Cool Milk supplies free milk for under-fives and Pupil Premium Children. It also provides subsidised milk for children aged 5-11 years at a price of 23p per 189ml portion daily. Should you wish to pay for your child to have milk daily, please click on the Cool Milk logo below to place an order.
Starting School - Support & Ideas from:
Learning To Read At South End Infant School:
We follow a scheme called "Sounds Write." The scheme is effective and well structured. It promotes quality teaching/learning and consistency across classes and year groups. All our teachers are fully trained in delivering the phonics programme.
Click the link to listen to how we pronounce the letter sounds a-z (initial code).
Visit the official Sounds Write Page:
Learning To Write At South End Infant School:
Children are taught to write in lower case. Capitals are taught later and/or only used to begin names or to start a sentence. We will be using a programme called "Kinetic Letters."
Kinetic Letters® material is subject to the normal copyright rules and so must not be copied without permission.
For more information/parent pdf downloads, please visit our Handwriting webpage https://www.southendinfant.com/handwriting/
Meet Our EYFS Team:
Each year the team changes, we will update this video soon!
Governors are responsible for overseeing the management side of a school: strategy, policy, budgeting and staffing. They enable their school to run as effectively as possible, working alongside senior leaders and supporting teachers to provide excellent education to children. If you would like to join the Governing Body, please visit our Governors webpage:
Join our wonderful PTA -
FOSEIS (Friends of South End Infant School).
We have a Facebook page, a dedicated webpage or you can phone the school to find out more.
We are excited about meeting you! See you soon!