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EYFS - Hedgehogs & Owls

Starting school

Starting school 1

Newsletter for Foundation starters: 


Dear All,

We are really looking forward to meeting the children this week. I thought it may be helpful for us to send out information, discussed at the home visit, via Tapestry.

First Day: Please come to the red gate and a member of the Early Years Team will meet you. You can then bring your child round to their classroom. The red gate usually shuts at 8:55 but we keep it open if parents need longer to settle their child.


Wellies/Wet weather gear: Children need these to stay at school permanently.


PE kit: PE will not start for a few weeks but we are asking parents to include spare clothes, (tracksuit bottoms/leggings/underwear), in case of an accident or getting wet. These would be great to have at school asap.


Church: Foundations first church service will be in October for Harvest Festival. (Dates to follow). We will then join a whole school service in November.


Lunch: You will be given your child's lunch activation code on their first day of school. This will enable you to then book your child's choice of lunch.


Tapestry: Each child has a Tapestry account and has been assigned to a parent. If more than one parent would like a log in then we can add this. Please ask for a permission form.


Volunteers: We love having help and warmly welcome volunteers into Foundation. If you have some spare time to come in for reading or help with swimming/forest school then please obtain a DBS form from the main office.


Swimming: Swimming will start after half term. For this to go ahead we will need adult helpers. Please let your teacher know , if you can help. Swimming will be Friday afternoons from 1pm. We would be happy to set a rota up if parents are unable to commit to every week. Children will need swimming costume, goggles and swim hat.


Forest school: Forest school will be every Thursday. We will let you know when the start date is. The children will need warm and sensible home clothing for the day - no uniform needed. We suggest long trousers and trainers - children will wear their school wellies and waterproofs if necessary.


The team are really looking forward to meeting the new children. If you have any questions please ask a member of the team or ask below.



Mrs Berkery, Mrs Patient, Miss Chalkey, Miss Dance and Mrs Cashmore.


The EYFS Team