New Parents – Reception 2020

Welcome to Balgowan

The presentation and handouts below will provide you with some of the information and ideas that would normally be shared to help you prepare your child for starting school. Please remember, we are not expecting you to go and do everything suggested.  All children are different and they will all progress in different ways. We are here to help support that progress when your child starts school. You might want to choose a couple of ideas to try and focus on based on your child and where you think they may need a little more support. If you have any questions or would like more support or advice please do get in touch with the school.

As you will be aware, due to the closure of schools we will have to conduct some of our transitions in slightly different ways, such as emailing you the workshop. However, we do not yet know when schools will open and therefore I am unable to provide you with exactly what our transition will look like. For now, I and other staff will be emailing updates and will let you know information as soon as possible. I would be very grateful in the meantime if you would be able to help us get to know you and your children a little more. Below is a sheet ‘All About Me’ it would be helpful if you could fill this out with your children, take a photo and email it into the school office. Alternatively, a written email with responses is fine and we can collect the sheets with your children’s drawings at a later date. We are really keen for children to have the best transition possible and know many things can contribute to children finding their first few days or weeks easier. If there are any factors that you believe may be good for us to consider please let us know. The school email address is .

I look forward to getting to know you and your children more.


Reception Ready hand out

Physical Development


All about me

Induction Presentations

Please see links below to videos showing our Induction presentations. We have broken the videos down into different sections, so you can watch them when it is convenient for you. If you have any questions please sign in to Google Classroom and message one of the teachers on an assignment. Please watch Mrs Veysey’s video first and then our introduction video. After this the videos don’t have any particular order.