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New Starter Information for Pre-School & Reception

Pre- School - Robin Class

Robin Class caters for children aged from two to four years. 

We take on new Robins in:     

  • September (apply by 30th June)
  • January (apply by 30th November)
  • April (after Easter half term) (apply by end of February)

If you would like to apply for a place please download the new starter form below. 

If you would like to arrange a visit to look around the provision, please email Claire Lynch at earlyyears@mauldenlower.com. 

PLEASE NOTE SESSIONS ARE NEARLY FULL AND THERE ARE LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

Please have a look at Robins Class page to find out more information

Our Sessions

Sessions

Start time

Finish time

Fees

Morning session

08.45

11.45

£12.50

All day

08.45

15.15

£25.00

Afternoon session

12.15

15.15

£12.50

 

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When your child starts Robin Class they will first be allocated a date for a settling in session. This is a shorter session lasting 2 hours and it gives your child the opportunity to get to know the Early Years staff and to meet their peers.  Every child is an individual and children may settle in straight away or may need a few more sessions to settle into the Robins routine. Early Years staff will work with you and your child to ensure their start is a happy and calm experience. 


Your child will be allocated a Key Person, this is someone you can talk to about your child's progress.  However all Early Years staff work together as a team and we all like to keep informed about all of our Robins so please feel free to talk to any Early Years member of staff about your child's progress.


If you have any concerns, questions or wish to arrange a more formal meeting please email Claire Lynch earlyyears@mauldenlower.com


You will be contacted a few weeks after the application date closes and will be informed of sessions available.  Once confirmed you will be emailed details of settling in session and start dates.


The start date is the date when payment/funding will start.  Invoices are issued half termly.  Funding for two-year-olds and thirty-hour funding is subject to eligibility.  If you would like further information regarding your invoice or funding enquiries please email mauldenoffice@mauldenlower.com or speak to Mary Latchem in the school office on 01525 402246.

In Robin Class, children can choose to have school dinner or home-packed lunch.


School dinners cost £2.30 and you will need to register with the school dinner provider.


If your child has any allergies please inform the school office and you may be required to complete an allergy form.

Maulden Lower School logo or plain blue sweatshirt/cardigan.


Plain grey trousers/shorts/skirt/pinafore and white polo shirt and black shoes.


In the summer girls can wear a gingham blue/white school dress.


Maulden Lower School book bag.


Maulden Lower School sweatshirts/cardigans and book bags are available from our school uniform supplier https://price-buckland.co.uk/                                                                                                                                                          

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Reception - Wren Class      

                                                   

Children start Wren Class from the September following their fourth birthday.

Starting school is an exciting time for young children and their parents. It can be an anxious time too, but with a little preparation and encouragement, most children will settle in easily at school.

You will need to apply for a school place through Central Bedfordshire Council school applications 

If successful, you will be contacted in the summer term prior to your child starting school and you will be invited to an Early Years Information Evening for parents and a Transition Morning for your child to attend Wren Class.  Please note these events may need to be held virtually and/or information emailed following government guidance due to coronavirus.

In the summer term, you will be given information regarding dates for home or school visits and the dates your child will attend school before starting full time. Transition into school is a gradual process and this offers your child a positive and calm start to life at Maulden Lower School.  During the first 1-2 weeks of school, your child will attend on a part-time basis to settle in.  

Please have a look at Wrens Class page to find out more information

 

If successful you will be contacted in the Summer Term prior to your child starting school and you will be invited to an Early Years Information Evening for parents and a Transition Morning for your child to attend Wren Class.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, these events may need to be held virtually and/or information will be emailed/put on the school website. 


In the Summer Term, you will be given information regarding dates for Home Visits and the dates your child will attend school before starting full time. Transition into school is a gradual process and this offers your child a positive and calm start to life at Maulden Lower School.  During the first 1-2 weeks of school, your child will attend on a part-time basis to settle in.  Please note home visits may need to take place virtually depending on the situation at the time.

Children can choose to have school dinner or home-packed lunch

In Wren Class, school dinners are funded by the Government and so there is no charge.


You will need to register online for school dinners with our dinner provider.


Maulden Lower School logo or plain blue sweatshirt/cardigan.


Plain grey trousers/shorts/skirt/pinafore and white polo shirt and black shoes.


In the summer girls can wear a gingham blue/white school dress.


Maulden Lower School book bag.


Maulden Lower School sweatshirts/cardigans and book bags are available from our school uniform supplier https://price-buckland.co.uk/ 


Help maximise your school's income


All children in reception class and years 1 and 2 are eligible for a free school meal, but schools receive extra funding called the pupil premium for children from families who receive a qualifying benefit for free school meals.


If you have a child joining reception class, year 1 or year 2 and you get a qualifying benefit for free school meals, please contact us on 0300 300 8306. The information you provide will only be used to increase the school’s income and will remain confidential.



Routine In Pre-School & Reception  (Early Years)

Children LOVE routine.  In the Early Years, we follow a routine every day. 

 

Morning

  • First, we talk about the date and report on the weather
  • Next, we learn our letter sounds and do reading and writing activities. 
  • After that, we practise our numbers and do number, pattern and shape activities.  We also explore measuring length, weight and capacity and talk about time and positional language.  

 

Lunchtime

  • After our busy morning, we eat a healthy lunch and we go outside and run around. 
  • When we come in from lunch, we practise MINDFULNESS.  We lie down and listen to relaxing music and we focus on our breathing, taking big slow breaths in and out.  This helps our little minds to feel calm and peaceful every day.

 

Afternoon

  • In the afternoon we find out about the World and we enjoy exploring and being creative.  We LOVE to talk about what we are doing and we LOVE to share all the things we have found out and all the creations we have made with a grown-up. 
  • At the end of the day, we feel happy and tired and enjoy listening to a story.  

 

  • We also LOVE being active and enjoy developing our fine and gross motor skills.  We live our School Values and work together as a team.  We LOVE following our interests and sharing our thoughts and ideas with our friends.  On some days we enjoy active learning, Physical Education and Woodland Explorers.

Early Years News

Early Years

  • Please check your WEDUC newsfeed for weekly updates on what we have been learning, including photos of the children. Log into your Google Classroom account for information about the early years and your new classroom.
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