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We come to school to love, learn and share in the light of Jesus

EYFS Induction Information

 

“We come to school to  love, learn and share in the light of Jesus”

 

This is at the heart of everything we do. 

This is simply the way we do things in our school and forms our foundation and provides the justification of our behaviours. 

Our values

Love; We grow in the knowledge that God loves us no matter who we are or what we do and wants us to follow his way showing love, care and respect for all around us. 

Learn ; Through our daily curriculum, underpinned by our Gospel Values, all children in our care develop a thirst for learning, are eager and ready to learn and will grow to become lifelong learners.

Share;  Through our faith community and in the spirit of giving, we share our learning experiences, our care and respect for others and our resources.

 

 

Who will be teaching and caring for my child?

We have a dedicated and experienced Early Years team who ensure that all the children are supported and are able to achieve their very best.  

 

Other People you may meet are:

Mrs J Kirkham – Head Teacher

Mrs E Whalley —Deputy Head Teacher

Mrs Gill Myles—Home & School support worker

Mrs J Wood— SEND leader

 

We work as part of a wider multi agency team to support all the children and to meet the needs of all individuals.  We have strong links with the Health Visitor team, School Nurse and Social Workers and other support services should families and children require this level of help.

 

Our Induction Process

 

Before starting in our Foundation Stage, children are invited to bring their family for a couple of induction sessions with the staff. This gives them a chance to meet other children who will also be starting in their class whilst exploring their new surroundings and meeting the team, all the while having the added security of familiar grown-ups being around.

 

We also aim for a member of our team to visit all the children new to our setting either at their current nurseries or at home.  We will arrange this with you for the Summer term before your child starts with us. 

 

School Uniform:

 

All items of clothing, including shoes,  must be clearly labelled with your child’s full name.  Please check  that this remains readable throughout the year. 

Nursery Uniform:

Red school jumper/cardigan

White  shirt

Grey skirt/ pinafore / trousers

Black school shoes— please ensure your child can take these on and off independently for outdoor play  -  No trainers please

A school Book Bag

 

 

Jewellery - For safety reasons children should not wear any jewellery at nursery.  This includes all types of earrings.

 

 PE kit:

Navy Joggers  / shorts

Navy Hoodie

Pale blue t shirt 

You will be informed of your child's PE day in September  For the nursery children, when it is PE your child should come to school in their PE kit. 

 

Outdoors kit

 Since we use the outdoor environment whatever the weather children in Reception will also need a few additional items, these are:

Warm waterproof coat with hood

‘Wellies’ to be kept at school so we can use the sand pit, grass and water areas without notice. 

Hat, scarf and gloves in cold weather

Sun hat/cap in sunnier weather, sun cream in a labelled bottle. 

 

Spare Clothes

If your child has a toileting 'accident' in school, we will change them and try to provide clean clothes. It would be helpful if you could provide a labelled bag containing a complete change of labelled spare school clothes to keep in class in case of any accidents. If your child does come home in school clothing please return them as soon as possible as supplies are limited.

 

 

Reception Uniform:

Red school jumper/cardigan

White  shirt

A school tie

Grey skirt/ pinafore / trousers

Black school shoes— please ensure your child can take these on and off independently for outdoor play  -  No trainers please

A school Book Bag

 

 Jewellery - For safety reasons children should not wear any jewellery at nursery.  This includes all types of earrings.

 

 PE kit:

Navy Joggers  / shorts

Navy Hoodie

Pale blue t shirt 

In Reception PE kit is kept in school and will be sent home at the end of each half term

 

Outdoors kit

 Since we use the outdoor environment whatever the weather children in Reception will also need a few additional items, these are:

Warm waterproof coat with hood

‘Wellies’ to be kept at school so we can use the sand pit, grass and water areas without notice. 

Hat, scarf and gloves in cold weather

Sun hat/cap in sunnier weather, sun cream in a labelled bottle. 

 

 

School Dinners

Dinner is served in the school hall.  As a class we all go together to the hall.  Nursery children have a set menu and the food is served to the children at the table.  We encourage all children to have a school lunch, a sandwich option is always provided by the kitchen available as an alternative to a hot meal. 

In Nursery there is a charge for school dinners, this will be confirmed when the children start.

In Reception class the children are helped by their teachers to select from the menu what they would like for their lunch that day.  The staff remain with the children while they eat and we use this as an opportunity to encourage good table manners.

School dinners are free for children in Reception class.

Please ensure you complete a medical information form and keep it updated; ensuring staff are aware of any food allergies your child may have developed since the form was originally completed.

Reading Books

Once a week we invite the children to take a library book home  to further develop a love of reading. 

Children will also be given a reading diary to record all the stories they share at home through the year.  We set a reading challenge each half term for children to read at home and rewards are given in class. 

It is an expectation that you read with your child every day  at home and have this recorded in their reading diaries.  We will write in when your child has read in school.  For each read at home the children get a stamp in their diary as part of our Reading Challenge. 

We love reading and we want to spread this love with our children and families.  We have lots of opportunities through the year where we will celebrate reading in different ways including our reading challenge, extreme reader challenge and celebrating World Book Day!

 

 

Snack Time

The children enjoy a snack of fruit and drink of milk or water each day. There is also an option to buy toast as a morning snack for 50 p per week, paid weekly or half termly.

The children and staff share snack time together.   We aim to develop a range of social skills associated with eating and to develop a positive healthy attitude towards food.  We  encourage good hygiene and children are always encouraged to wash their hands before snack time. 

Additional fruit, milk and water is available to the children throughout the day at a self serve area. 

Please ensure you complete a medical information form and keep it updated; ensuring staff are aware of any food allergies your child may have developed since the form was originally completed.

 

 

‘Tapestry’ - Keeping You Informed

In our Early Years we use Tapestry, an online learning journal to allow you to see your child’s learning throughout the year.  This is a secure platform for staff and parents to share information and pictures of how your child's learning throughout the year.

 Please do not worry if your child comes home and says that they have done ‘nothing’ every day!  This is normal! 

Tapestry is an excellent way to talk about your child’s day with reminders and prompts of what they have been learning.  This will also give you ideas of how to support your child at home. 

 

Your log in details for your account will be provided when your child starts.

 

 

StoryTime Phonics

Our whole curriculum is based around a love of reading.  The uniqueness of StoryTime Phonics is that the phonics opportunities are embedded within the context of real books.  We aim to instil a sense of awe and wonder around books and  provide children with memorable experiences which connect learning to read with pleasure.

         
Alongside your child’s reading book and library book we will have a story of the week, which includes and caption action for you to practice at home and a sparkle mark card. 

When your child is ready, we will send home words for you to practice segmenting to spell and blending to read using these sounds. 

 

 

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