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Induction

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

School Handbook

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

New Prospective Parent/Carer Presentation SlidesSee below

General  induction information

Including:

Induction letters

Skills for starting Millfield

Staff photographs and messages

Learning environment images

HCC Starting School Booklet 

Nursery 2020-21: https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/nursery-2/

Reception 2020-21: https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/reception-2/

 

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/eyfs-1/

EYFS Induction Presentation Slideshttps://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/eyfs-1/

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-lunches/

Wrap Around Care Information

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

Handwriting/Letter Formation Sheet (solid)

https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/phonics-reading-writing-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/school-development-plan/

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

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.

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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Please see the Outdoor Learning section on the school website to view our wonderful school grounds at Millfield, as well as the exciting learning opportunities all Millfield children experience: https://www.millfield.herts.sch.uk/outside-learning/ 

   

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

Before Nursery/Reception applications: Presentation and tour of MillfieldThese are carried out by the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and the EYFS Team Leader in the Autumn and early Spring terms
Once notified of your child's school place at Millfield: Induction meetingThese are also carried out by the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, as well as the EYFS Team Leader and teaching team
Individual home visits for Nursery/Reception children. (Please note these home visits are for children new to Millfield and take place at the beginning of the Autumn term)These are carried out by the Teacher and Early Years Practitioners
Visits for Nursery/Reception children starting Millfield. This includes opportunities for parents/carers to attend with their child e.g. stay and play sessionsOrganised and shared by Class Teachers
Meet the Teacher sessions in early Autumn - for Year 1 to Year 4 children and their parents/carersOrganised and shared by Class Teachers

 

Due to COVID-19 we have amended our induction procedures. Please see the table below with the induction process for children joining Nursery or Reception in September 2021:

Before Nursery/Reception applications: Presentation and tour of Millfield These are carried out by the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and the EYFS Team Leader in the Autumn and early Spring terms
Once notified of your child's school place at Millfield: Virtual Induction MeetingThese are carried out by the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, as well as the EYFS Team Leader and the Nursery/Reception teaching team
Individual phone calls for Nursery/Reception children in the Summer Term prior to the September start date. (Please note these phone calls are for children new to Millfield)These are carried out by the Teacher and Early Years Practitioners 
Visits for Nursery/Reception children starting Millfield. This includes opportunities for parents/carers to attend with their child e.g. stay and play sessionsOrganised and shared by Class Teachers

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.
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.

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.

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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