School gates will be open by 8:45 am. The children can come straight into school between 8:45 - 8:55am. They will head straight to their classroom to wash their hands.
Lunch is at 11:50 noon 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.
Children will be dismissed at 3:30 pm from the back of school. Please wait on the astro turf for your child to be sent down the steps to you. 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.
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 is labelled correctly with the child's name and ideally the class they are in.
What do I need to bring to school?
Water bottle (water only, please)
Book Bag Water Bottle P.E. Kit
PE is on a Monday afternoon for Redberry and Tuesday afternoon Laurel Class.
We will be changing books on a Monday.
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 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 all about phonics to help you read and write
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
Some of the fun things you might get to do in our Foundation Unit!
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.
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.
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 (Share on Dojo)
You can bring things from home to show us, such as swimming certificates, wow notes, photos of achievements, and we will put these in your busy bee file.
Kipper likes to read 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!