Early Years Transition
Welcome to Oak Class from September 2020
We’re looking forward to welcoming our new Reception Class in September.
Unfortunately the unprecedented times in which we find ourselves have meant that we have not been able to offer our usual transition arrangements. Instead, we have added a variety of resources to our website to help our new families feel more prepared to begin the next stage of their children’s learning journeys with us.
You will have been invited to join Tapestry, an easy-to-use and secure online learning journal, which enables school and home to build strong links and celebrate your child’s learning and development.
We’d be grateful if you would complete the ‘All About Me’ forms on Tapestry and then follow the instructions to return them to Mrs Parry, so she can begin to get to know your child.
Visit the Wiltshire Council School Transport website page to check eligibility
http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/schools-learning-transport and follow instructions to make an application.
‘Universal Infant Free School Meals’ (UIFSM) provides funding for all government funded schools to offer free school meals to pupils in Reception, Year 1, and Year 2.
However, your child may also be eligible for ‘Free School Meals’ (FSM) and additional Pupil Premium funding.
You can follow this link to check whether your child is eligible for FSM and apply on line:
Visit the school meals page on the school website for menus and dietary requirement forms.
School Gateway accounts will go live at the beginning of September to enable you to order lunches.
We will register all children in Oak Class to receive free school milk as soon as they commence school, until they reach the age of 5.
When your child turns 5 years old you will need to register for the scheme and pay a
subsidised price of approximately £14 per term, if you wish them to keep having school milk. Find more
information here: School-Milk-Registration-Form
All parents should park at the Woodborough Social Club in Smithy Lane when bringing or collecting their children from school. There is a safe field path leading from the car park to the school with a staffed crossing point on the main road. A yearly charge of £30 is paid for a parking permit and covers up to 3 vehicles. We ask parents not to park on the approach roads to the school as these become congested, dangerous for pedestrians and cause inconvenience to the residents of nearby houses.
If your child has an ongoing medical condition, e.g. asthma or allergies, and requires medication in school, please complete and return the Ongoing Medication letter 2020
At the current time we are uncertain whether our before school Breakfast Club and after school Fun Club
provision will be able to operate from the beginning of the new academic year. As soon as we receive guidance we will make you aware.