Nursery & Reception

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Uniform: In Early Years we will be outside in most weathers –always come to school prepared to go outside. For the first term please make sure there is a spare change of clothing in your child’s bag just in case! You can order your child’s uniform via the school website.

PE: Our PE session is a Wednesday morning - Reception children are expected to wear a kit.

All items are to be labelled. All children are expected to have a book bag.

Attendance: Doors close at 8:55 am for registration. Reception parents please collect your child at 3:15 pm. Nursery children are collected at 12pm. If your child will not be in, please contact the school office (as much notice as possible).

Home Learning: A journal will be sent home with your child each day. Please look inside for information and a challenge related to the children’s theme set each week. You may also write a comment if you wish to discuss an issue with a member of staff.

Reading in Reception: Your child will be given a reading book and diary. We ask that the diary is signed and dated to help us keep track of the books you read. The evidence you record in the diary does not always need to be the book sent home, any reading can be celebrated too. Your child will also choose a library book every Thursday.

If something requires our attention, please tell a member of staff or speak with our parent reps. Any money/letters hand to a member of staff in the morning at the door.

Make sure you record anything you wish to share via the Tapestry App: https://tapestryjournal.com/

As a mum, dad or carer how can I help with my child’s learning?

All the fun activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development, and have a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school.

Even when your child is very young (babies too!), talking to them helps them learn and understand new words and ideas. If you make the time every day to do some of the following things with your child it will make a real difference to your child’s confidence as a young learner.

Where can I go for further information?

The most important place to find out more is your child’s key worker and teacher – do ask as many questions as you need to. We really do welcome speaking with you.

You may want to find out what is on offer at your local children’s centre. www.hertsmere-children.co.uk/childrenscentres/three-villages

You can find the Early Years Foundation Stage which includes the early learning goals at www.foundationyears.org.uk. The foundation years website also includes a range of resources and contacts.

You will be getting lots of information over the coming weeks, please take this time to settle in and understand the expectations of the school. If you have any questions, please contact a member of staff.

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