Transition dates

Parent Information Evening


There is an evening meeting for you to come and find out about starting school. This meeting will take place on 22nd June 2022, at 5pm. There will be an opportunity to meet the adults who will be working with your child, to tour the classrooms and to ask any questions. As your child has other opportunities to visit us, we ask that this is an adult only event. Come to the main office at 5pm and we will let you in.


EYFS Stay and Play Snack Sessions


We would like to invite both you and your child to join us for stay and play snack sessions in the classrooms. To ensure that these sessions are really successful, we ask that parents stay to support their child’s transition. This will allow the children to feel confident with their familiar adult as they get to know their new environment, new teachers and new teaching assistants. You are welcome to attend just one or all of these sessions. Please just choose the dates and times that suit you best. You can indicate on the google form which sessions you would like to attend. Come to the EYFS Gate (Gate 1 - opposite the park) at the time the sessions start and we will let you into the EYFS area.

  • 6th July 1:30-2:30pm

  • 7th July 10:30-11:30am

  • 13th July 1:30-2:30pm

  • 14th July 10:30-11:30am


EYFS Stay and Play Session with Lunch

We would like to invite both you and your child to join us for a stay and play session followed by a free school lunch. Again you need to attend this session with your child to allow them to continue to gain confidence in their new environment. We ask everyone to attend just one of these sessions but you can choose which one you would like to come to. Please indicate on the google form which sessions you would like to attend. You will also need to select what your child will have for lunch on the google form so the kitchen can prepare the food. This will be a brilliant opportunity for you to see what the school lunches look like and to talk through what happens at lunchtime with your child. All children in Reception-Year 2 are given a free school lunch everyday at school. Come to the EYFS Gate (Gate 1 - opposite the park) at the time the sessions start and we will let you into the EYFS area.

  • 29th June 9:30am-12pm

  • 30th June 9:30am-12pm



Little Forest School Transition Sessions


We would like to invite your child to join us for Little Forest School Transition Sessions. For these sessions we ask that the children come without a parent/carer. We hope by then they will have really gotten to know the EYFS staff and will feel confident enough to spend a little bit of time with us on their own. Your child is welcome to attend just one or both of these sessions. They are totally optional. Again you can indicate your preference on the google form if you would like your child to attend the sessions. Please come to the EYFS Gate (Gate 1 - opposite the park) at the time the sessions start and we will let your children into the Little Forest School area.

  • July 5th 10:30-11:30am

  • July 12th 10:30-11:30am


Little Forest School Sessions - £10/half term


If you and your child would like to attend our weekly Little Forest School session to get them used to our EYFS staff and Forest School site some more you can email littleforest@castlehillprimary.org.uk to register an interest in these sessions. We may have just a couple of spaces left. They are every Wednesday from 10:30am-12pm and cost £10 per child each half term. You can find photos of the sessions on Facebook if you search for Little Forest School at Castle Hill.


Transition Dates in September


This is an exciting but sometimes unnerving event for you and your child, so to ensure a smooth transition into school we have staggered the start days so that your child will build up to being at school for a full day. In these initial days they are only with half the class so that they get used to their new environment with a small number of children before all the children are together on Friday 9th September 2022.


  • September 5th - first group do half a day and lunch (9am-12pm)

  • September 6th - first group do a full day (9am-3pm)

  • September 7th - second group do half a day and lunch (9am-12pm)

  • September 8th - second group do full day (9am-3pm)

  • September 9th - all children in for a full day and officially start school full time (8:30-8:45am drop off - 3pm)


We will send out further correspondence in due course to inform you whether your child will be in the first group for transition in September or the second group.