Dear Parents, Guardians and Carers,

We look forward to your child(ren) joining Swanmead in September. As part of the transition process in these extraordinary times, we have set up a series of challenges and fun tasks intended to increase your child’s familiarity with Swanmead. They will be updated weekly and publicised on our school Facebook page. A transition pack answering many questions and offering a lot of information about your child’s start to life here at Swanmead, will be sent to you in the near future. We also want to be able to answer any questions you may have so we have created an email address that you can use to ask any transition related questions the email address is:

We hope you find this section of our school website useful and we look forward to working with you to bring out the best in your child’s education.

Mrs Julia Oaten, Mr Andrew Whitfield and Miss Rachel Cox.

The Year 5 Team.

Year 5 Family Presentation Evening – The following information in this presentation is our current expectation for how we will return to school from Tuesday 8th September 2020. However, this may be subject to change due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We will keep you informed of any changes to this information.

Swanmead School year 4 transition presentation from Mr Walker

Dear Year 4,

How are you? We hope that you and your family are well.

This week, we would like you to draw a self-portrait. Around your picture we would like you to write down some of the things that you love. For example: your favourite book, the names of the people in your family, your friends’ names, your favourite food etc. We have an example of a self-portrait to show you of Mrs Oaten which has information about Mrs Oaten around the outside of the drawing.

Please send a picture of your wonderful drawings to so we can find out more about you ahead of September.

We look forward to seeing your portraits and finding out about your favourite things.

With very best wishes,

Mr Whitfield, Miss Cox and Mrs Oaten