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Information for new Year R parents

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Welcome to Meonstoke Church of England Infant School


A very warm welcome to all those new parents and families joining us at Meonstoke Infant School.  We are very much looking forward to welcoming you into our School community and getting to know more about you.  We hope you enjoy browsing through our website and finding out more about our School.



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School readiness

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Steps to starting school

 Starting School in Hampshire booklet - March 2015.pdfDownload
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The Revised Early Years Curriculum 2021

and Development Matters


This year the new revised Early Years Curriculum has become statutory.  There are some changes particularly regarding the end of Year R goals which are called "The Early Learning Goals". It is hoped that the children will achieve the Early Learning Goals at an "Expected" level by the end of the Reception Year. 


Development Matters is a document which we will also be using to support us in delivering the new Curriculum and this has also been updated this year.  


You can find copies or links to both of these documents on our "Curriculum" section of the Parents tab page.


Baseline Assessment - Statutory from September 2021

Information for parents:

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Online Learning Journal "Tapestry"

While your child is at school with us in their Reception Year, we use an online learning journal called  Tapestry.  This is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.  It builds up a record of your child's experiences during their time with us.  You as parents and carers are asked to join and access this Journal and add to it yourselves, just like we do at school!  The Reception Class is the last year in the Foundation stage and it is important to build up a complete rounded picture of your child at school and at home.  This information then feeds into the assessment at the end of the year against the Early Learning Goals. 


(Further information about Tapestry will be sent out to you when your child starts with us in September but in the meantime if you would like to look into it further click on the picture link below.)



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School Year

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Uniform list and discount codes 2024

 % Meonstoke Infant.pdfDownload
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Cool Milk - free school milk for Under 5's

 Cool milk - Parent-Information-Leaflet-2021-A4-version-final.pdfDownload
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Hampshire county council education catering

 YearR-new-starter-guide 2023.pdfDownload
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Medical special diets are prepared for children at Hampshire schools who have been advised to avoid a certain food by a medical professional. Special diets are managed through Hampshire County Council Education Catering dedicated special diet portal:


Eligibility and how to apply | Hampshire County Council (

Become a member of FOMS (Friends of Meonstoke) PTA