School gates will be open by 8:45 am. The children should line up at 8.45 and when the bell rings at 8.55 class staff will bring the children in.
Lunch is at 11:50am and is followed by a period of fun outside play, supervised by our midday supervisors. As we are a healthy school, please provide your child with a healthy lunchbox if your child is having a packed lunch. Since all children in EYFS and KS1 are entitled to Free School Meals, you can view the weekly dinner menu choices by clicking here.
Children will be dismissed at 3:30 pm from the ramp to the EYFS building. Please wait at the bottom of the ramp for your child to be sent down the steps to you. Please do not call your child to you - it is really important that staff know which children they have dismissed and to who. If your children are being collected by a different adult on a particular day then the teacher must be informed. Without this, children will not be allowed to leave the school grounds.
Across Beeston Fields School, we use an app called 'Class Dojo' to communicate with families via 1:1 messenger, Class Story and School Story. We usually post a summary of the week, along with some photographs, on a Friday evening for you to share with your child over the weekend.
This is a free app and parents are not required to upgrade to the 'premium' version advertised by the app itself; the standard version will offer all the features needed to engage with the content we share via Class Dojo.
Staff check their Dojo messages during working hours (8am - 4pm) and you can usually expect a reply to personal messages within 2 working days.
Online Learning Journals
A second app is used in EYFS purely to document and share your child's learning in provision. We do not communicate any key messages through here, nor send 1:1 messages, since all this is within Class Dojo. The purpose of Seesaw is to provide families a 'window into the classroom' and for us to be able to share the magical 'WOW' moments we experience with your child while they are learning in our setting. Where relevant, we will add a short comment to suggest their next steps and what you could do to extend and build on their learning at home too.
All children are expected to wear the school uniform:
- Grey/black trousers, skirt, pinafore or shorts.
- White shirt, blouse or polo shirt.
- During warmer weather, children may wear a blue check dress.
- Blue jumper or cardigan.
- Black shoes.
- Children have the option of wearing our school tie.
Please ensure all uniform and clothing is labelled correctly with the child's name.
Pease send the following to school every day:
Book Bag, with reading diary and books inside.
Water bottle (water only, please)
Book Bag Water Bottle
Physical Education (PE)
PE is on Thursday for both classes. Children should wear their PE kit to school on Thursdays.
School PE kit is black or grey jogging bottoms / leggings (or shorts in the summer), white T-shirt, and navy blue jumper, sweatshirt or fleece. PE kit should not have slogans or large logos please. Children should wear plain coloured trainers or plimsolls.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How can I look after my belongings?
Make sure your clothes have your name in them. Coats and jumpers are easily lost if they are not named.
Hang your coat on your peg.
Put your book bag, lunchbox and water bottle in their special places when you get to school.
What will I do in Reception?
share and take turns with friends
choose your own learning
do lots of group activities
learn how to be part of a team
learn how to read and write
learn about books and stories
learn to tell and act out stories
paint, draw and make models
learn about numbers and counting
learn about shapes, money, measuring and other mathematics
use lots of different things like sand, water, games, bikes, scooters, jigsaws, puzzles, puppets, books, whiteboards, pens, crayons, scissors, glue, toy animals, cars, trains, and many more
learn to be responsible for yourself and your actions
go on visits out of school
sing and dance
look after our classroom and our school
What should I do if I am worried about something?
Talk to a teacher
We want everyone to be happy
We will help you to make sure you are happy
Talk to your parents too. They need to know if something is worrying you.
Share the book 'The Colour Monster' together to help talk about what we might be feeling.
Will I have homework?
The most important homework is to share books and stories with your parents.
We will expect you to practise your reading every day at home. This should be recorded in your reading diary - there will be rewards for every 50 reads!
Other homework jobs will be in your book bag.
All the teachers are always interested to hear about other things you have been doing at home. We love to receive photos and messages from you on Class Dojo, sharing all the exciting learning you've been doing at home too!
Play at home!
Playing with your child is so important for the early development. Here are some documents for ideas you could do at home. Remember pop your learning on Tapestry so the teachers can see your amazing learning!