New starters

Welcome Parents and Carers of New Puffins and Sparrows

A big and very warm hello to our new Keep Hatch families! We are so excited that you are going to be joining us in September. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 situation, your child’s start to school life has been slightly different and you have been unable to come into school to meet us all yet. However, we hope that this ‘New Starters’ page both provides you with useful information and allows your child to become familiar with their new teachers and classroom.


Hello Puffins and Sparrows!

Hello Puffins and Sparrows! Unfortunately, you cannot come in to school to meet us all yet so we have made some videos for you so that you can see your new classroom and meet the teachers who will be looking after you when you come to Keep Hatch. As you can see, there are lots of exciting and interesting activities waiting for you such as construction, sand, water, small world, painting and lots more. We know that we are going to enjoy learning together and we cannot wait to meet you very soon.




School Starter Pack

Art and Craft Activity


Stories and Songs with your Teachers


A Story with Miss Smith  –  ‘Marvin Wanted More’ by Joseph Theobald


A Song with Miss Smith

A Story with Miss Hickey  –  ‘Detective Dog’ by Julia Donaldson


If you would like to listen to more stories which the teachers recorded during the school closure, please click on the links below:

A Story with Mrs Cartwright – ‘The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water’ by Gemma Merino

A Story with Miss Hickey – ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr

A Story with Miss Smith – ‘Tiddler’ by Julia Donaldson

A Story with Miss Smith – ‘Barry the Fish with Fingers’ by Sue Hendra

A Story with Miss Smith – ‘After the Storm’ by Nick Butterworth

A Story with Miss Smith – ‘The Rescue Party’ by Nick Butterworth

A Story with Miss Smith – ‘Mr and Mrs Pig’s Evening Out’ by Mary Rayner

A Story with Miss Mendak– ‘Cuddly Dudley’ by Jez Alborough