Is it possible to make students feel little friendly and comfortable on their first in school so that they can discuss their problems and can even share their thoughts with the teacher without hesitation throughout the session.
Well I think yes, when new batch starts I do introduction with my students. This process makes us comfortable and we got to know various habits, things, views of each other.
You can also interact them by telling a story so that they can adjust and make them comfortable in the new environment. After that you can start the introduction session and by doing this I think children will be more comfortable than they were before.