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Induction

Thank you to all those who attended our 'New Prospective Parents and Carers Tour' for admission for September 2021. It was fantastic to be able to provide this opportunity for our school community.

 

Please see below videos of our Early Years setting showing an example of how we set up for our children so that they are ready to learn on arrival. In addition please see below the presentation slides that we shared during the tour.

Induction Modifications

Currently, due to COVID-19 there are unfortunately limitations in what we can offer regarding inductions for parents/carers and children who will be joining us. Email communication will provide parents/carers with relevant information and we will endeavour to modify our normal practice to best support your child during this time. Our website provides a wide range of information to support this process - please see below:

Information

School Website Link

Prospectus/Handbook

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/prospectus/

New Prospective Parent/Carer Presentation Slides See below

General  induction information

Including:

Induction letters

Skills for starting Millfield

Staff photographs and messages

Learning environment images

HCC Starting School Booklet

Nursery: https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/nursery-2/

Reception: https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/reception-2/

EYFS Induction Presentation Slides See below

Uniform List

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/school-uniform/

School Academic Term Dates

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/term-dates-1/

School Diary Dates

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/diary/list/

Attendance Information

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/attendance/

School Meals

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/school-dinners/

Wraparound Care Leaflet/information

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/school-clubs/

Handwriting/Letter Formation Sheet (solid)

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/phonics-at-millfield/

Tapestry Learning Journal Information and parental guidance

See below

https://tapestryjournal.com/

Schoolgateway link is located at the top of the homepage to make online payments to school

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/

Governor Information

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/governors/

PTA Information

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/pta/

School Development Plan

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/action-plan-priorities/

Rib Valley Schools Information

See below

Ofsted Report

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/inspection-reports/

Home-Learning Policy

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/policies/

Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/policies/

Correspondence & Communication Policy

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/policies/

Guide to the Use of Images

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/policies/

Privacy Notice/GDPR

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/gdpr/

Click the link below to view our school prospectus
Click the link below to view presentation slides for prospective parents/carers:
The videos below show our Early Years setting at Millfield.

Reception - Cherry Classroom

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Reception - Apple Classroom

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Nursery - Seedling and Sapling Classroom

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Nursery - Seedling and Sapling Classroom

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Outside learning environment for Nursery and Reception

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Three Tier School System

Millfield is a First School within Rib Valley Schools. We are part of a three tier school system. See leaflet below for more information.

Transitions
Please click the link below to view information about inductions/transitions when joining Millfield, when moving between year groups and when leaving Millfield for the next stage of education.

Normal induction events for the induction of Nursery and Reception children:

Before Nursery/Reception applications: Presentation and tour of Millfield  These are carried out by the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher in the Autumn and early Spring terms
Once notified of your child's school place at Millfield: Induction meeting These are also carried out by the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, as well as the EYFS Team Leader and teaching team
Visits for Nursery/Reception children starting Millfield. This includes opportunities for parents/carers to attend with their child e.g. stay and play sessions Organised and shared by Class Teachers
Home visits for Nursery/Reception children in the Autumn before school starts   These are carried out by the Teacher and Early Years Practitioners 
Meet the Teacher sessions in early Autumn - particularly for Year 1 to Year 4 children and their parents/carers Organised and shared by Class Teachers

 

Please see our presentation slides for the 2020-21 new Nursery and Reception parent/carer induction. These would normally be presented to parents/carers during an induction visit by the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and EYFS Team Leader.

Tapestry

Tapestry is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us.

 

This system allows us to work with parents and carers to share information and record the children’s play and learning in and outside of the classroom.

 

Tapestry is a website which can be accessed on a computer or laptop, and also on any Apple or Android device such as a tablet or smart phone.

 

What is the Tapestry website address?

The Tapestry website can be accessed by going to tapestryjournal.com

 

How does Tapestry Work?

Tapestry provides each individual child with their own Learning Journal held online. Parents and carers are given their own log-in using their email and password (which is pre-set by us but can be changed by you to make it more secure). All our staff are given a secure log-in. They can then upload observations, photos or videos; recording children’s achievements and assessing their learning in reference to the EYFS curriculum.

 

Since beginning to use Tapestry, parents find Tapestry:
- Easy to use
- Informative of their children’s learning and development
- An enjoyable insight into their school life.

 

Parents are also able to upload their own photographs and videos, as well as comment on observations added from school. Please do take advantage of this feature as the children enjoy sharing their home experiences with their peers. 

Click on the PowerPoint below to see slides from a Tapestry workshop.
Click the link below to view information from the Tapestry website.
Please view the Hertfordshire County Council Starting School Leaflet below.

The School Nursing Service

Please view the link below to find out more about the professional roles within the School Nursing Service, as well as how to contact them. This is a service that is offered to children and their families from Reception and continues throughout their education. 

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