Week 6 - week commencing 12th July 2021

How to help your child before starting school.


  • name EVERYTHING.
  • practise getting dressed
  • practise putting on shoes and socks
  • practise putting on a coat.
  • teach how to toilet independently 
  • help to recognise their name (lower case letters not capitals)
  • talk about letter sounds not names.
  • share stories and books.
  • sing songs and nursery rhymes
  • let your child experience losing a game
  • practise taking turns/ waiting for a turn  
Travelling to and from School 

Children are encouraged to walk, cycle or scoot to school. Incentives are available to reinforce this message. Parents should not bring cars onto the school campus at any time. This is in line with clear signage at the bottom of the campus road.

What to bring to school every day
  • Book bag
  • Coat – we go outside every day 
  • P.E. kit – to be kept in school
  • Hat and gloves when cold
  • Sun hat when sunny 
  • Lunchbox and drink (if staying to lunch)
  • Fruit snack in a small named container
The School Day
Honeybees, Caterpillars and Ladybirds

Monday 6th September onwards

8.45 am - 8.55am  Arrival Time   

3.15pm : School Ends

Please line up outside the classroom door - the route will be clearly signposted for you.  The class teacher or teaching assistant will open the door to you at 8.45 am and 3.15pm.   Children can come into the classroom and join in with a variety of activities until registration takes place at 8.55 a.m.


A typical day in the Foundation Stage……

8.45 - 9.05 am

Entry activities, registration and morning greeting.

9.05 – 9.30 am

Phonics – Phase 1 or Phase 2 depending on individual children’s school starting points.

9.30 – 11.40 am

A mixture of and child-initiated learning and adult-led small group activities either classroom, outside or octagon based.

11.45 – 11.55 am

Assembly – classroom based

12 noon – 1.10 pm

Lunch and lunch time play

At the start of the term, the children may start their lunch earlier than 11.55 am to ensure that they have ample time to eat and while they get used to new lunchtime routines.

1.10 – 1.30 pm

Settling in after lunch, afternoon registration and afternoon greeting.

1.30 – 2.45 pm

A mixture of and child-initiated learning and adult-led small group activities either classroom, outside or octagon based.

2.45– 3.05pm


3.05 – 3.15 pm

Getting ready for home time

End of the Day Routines

We ask parents and carers to wait outside the classroom door in a queue at the end of the day.  The class teacher will open the door at 3.15pm and then call each child when she sees an adult is there to collect them.  (Please advise the teacher or teaching assistant on the door in the morning or phone the school office if somebody new is picking up your child, who is different from any of the adults we have permission for.)  If you need to speak to the class teacher at the end of the day, please wait until all of the children have left the classroom.  We request that you do not let your children play on the equipment in the Foundation Stage Garden before or after school.