New Reception Families – September 2021

Welcome to Balgowan

The presentation and handouts below will provide you with some of the information and ideas 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.   The school email address is

As lockdown restrictions are easing, we will be adapting some of our usual induction processes. Some aspects are still being confirmed. 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 by completing the Child Questionnaire below.   Child Questionnaire

Reception Ready  For those of you that were unable to attend one of our Reception Ready Sessions on May 21st, please find the PowerPoint presentation here which may be of interest.  Reception Ready

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.

Miss J Owen – EYFS Lead 

Other useful information:


Physical Development


All about me

Induction Meeting Presentation from July 1st , 2021 meeting