Welcome to Reception Class
Please use this page to find the out information about Early Years.
REMEMBER If you have any questions, please get in touch with a member of the team via the school office.
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Meet the Team:
Assistant Head (Leading Reception & KS1)
Frequently Asked Questions
The first day of the next academic year is Wednesday 2nd September; start dates for reception are usually staggered throughout that first week.
However, due to these unprecedented times we feel transition into school could potentially be very different this year.
You will receive a letter informing you of your child’s start date as soon as possible.
Your child will attend fulltime from their start date.
Your child can ‘meet’ their teachers virtually in a film on this page.
School uniform can be purchased from:
1-3 The Burges
Tel: 024 76555499
They have an online shop: www.catballou.co.uk
Although you can purchase all your child’s uniform from the above shop, skirts, trousers, polo shirts without any logo are also available to buy at supermarkets.
Please find further information on our School Uniform page
Your child will require a named PE kit which will be kept in school. It will be sent home every half term for a wash and must be returned on the first day back. Our Parent Association kindly donate a drawstring bag to every new pupil to keep their PE kit in. This must be clearly named.
Please send your child with velcro pumps and spare pants and socks (for any little accidents!).
Please make sure your child knows what is in their bag and practises taking the items on and off.
You are asked to label all of your child's clothing clearly (including shoes) to minimise the amount of time spent searching for and returning 'lost' items.
The Early Years Outdoor Classroom is a considerable size, often commented on by parents/carers and visitors to the school. It features a covered space and a wide uncovered area for the children to explore the outdoors.
We are also proud to boast extensive school grounds beyond the Early Years provision with a pond, woodland area, wild meadow and an immense area of grassland. This allows us to access ‘Learning Outside the Classroom’ so as well as going on meaningful trips to broaden and enrich children's learning across the curriculum, children also go outside and use our school grounds in planned, lesson time activities. We ask that parents/carers provide a pair of wellington boots and waterproof clothing which can be kept in school for outside learning
If your child has been prescribed an inhaler, then you are required to bring one into school on their first day, so that it can be administered if and when required. A form will also need to be completed giving the school authorisation to do so. Please advise school if this is the case.
Parents/carers will be required to provide 1 and preferably 2 epi-pens to be held in school. Please make sure that they are in date. A health care plan will also need to be completed beforehand with the Learning Mentor and class teacher. Please complete the medical needs section on the ‘Confidential Form’ which will be sent out in due course, alerting school to any medical needs your child may have.
School will contact you to discuss any medical issues that may require a health care plan to be completed. In the meantime, if you have any medical concerns you wish to discuss, then please contact the school by emailing: email@example.com.
The children experience a wide variety of educational visits arranged throughout the year. These have a specific curriculum area base and enhance the pupils' understanding of the appropriate subject.
Parents/carers will always be notified of any school trips their child will participate in. The letter will include all the details regarding where, when, time and any cost of the trip. You will be required to complete the permission slip at the foot of the letter and return it to school.The school operates a cashless system and uses an online payment service called SIMS Pay. Your child will bring home a letter on how to create an account during the first week of school which will include login and password details. This is used to pay for trips, clubs and school meals when they are in Key Stage 2.
We ask all parents/carers to complete a ‘Collection of Children at the End of the School Day’ form where you can list the adults who can collect your child from school. It is important that you please keep us updated of any changes to this list throughout the year. If someone else is collecting your child, for example they are going home with a friend, please inform your child’s teacher or the School Office. For safeguarding reasons, we will only let children go home with the named persons on the form unless we have been informed otherwise. This form will be sent out with other forms for completion in June and will need to be returned on or before Wednesday 2nd September.
The school uses a communication system called SchoolComms. This service connects schools and parents / carers, efficiently and reliably using modern technology, making essential communications much simpler for everyone.
Please ensure you add the school email address: SC3312117a@schoolcomms.com to your Address Book/ Contacts in order to prevent messages being blocked by your Spam/Junk filters.
Every Friday, the school sends out a newsletter by email, with important dates, information and news to share with parents/carers. This is an excellent way to keep in touch with what is happening in school and to receive information about forthcoming events. The newsletter is also available to view on the school website.
The text service is used to inform you of any urgent notifications, i.e. an extra-curricular activity is cancelled, school closures, a news reminder etc.
We hope you have found these questions useful. Lots of information can be found on this website and on this page.
If you have any further questions that may not appear here, please do not hesitate to contact school via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 02476 610165.