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Langar Church of England Primary School

Reception Starter Information

We are delighted that your child is joining our school.  This page will provide the information that you need to support your child in the early stages of their school life. For further information about our school - such as the curriculum, timings, calendar events etc - please explore the website. 

 

The staff in school will build and develop the learning that has taken place in your child’s vital pre-school years.  We look forward to working together to make your child’s first years at primary school a happy and rewarding experience.  Please do not hesitate to ask any questions that you may have.

 

If you need to contact school please use the contacts below:

                            

 

Office and answer phone – 01949 860056

Email office@langar.notts.sch.uk

School Uniform

 

Children must wear black school shoes.

 

Boys:  grey trousers or grey shorts in the summer, white polo shirt or white shirt and grey socks. 

 

Girls:  grey skirts or trousers, grey pinafore dress or a blue and white checked summer dress and white polo shirt or white shirt and grey, white/ grey socks or white/grey/blue tights.

 

A variety of clothes with our school logo on can be purchased through the school website. Please note you do not have to purchase uniform with our school logo on.

 

Please ensure all clothing and footwear is clearly labelled.  It is also really helpful if you show your child where their name is so that they can become independent in finding their own items (please use sew-in or sticky name labels and they are more durable than writing with in as it washes off).

 

In the summer months please ensure you send your child to school with a sun hat and an application of sun cream.  The one application a day is ideal!

 

 

Wellingtons - We also ask for you to provide a pair of wellingtons that will be kept at school to be worn in our outdoor area.  The outdoor environment for learning and play is so important that we go out no matter what the weather.  We have waterproof coats for your child to wear.

Spare Clothes – we do keep a few spare clothes in the classroom in case of accidents that we can dress your child in if needed.  If you would prefer to send in spare clothes for your child in case of an accident, please put them in a separate draw string bag to be kept on their peg.

In the summer months please ensure you send your child to school with a sun hat and an application of sun cream.  The one application a day is ideal!

Book bag

A book bag is available to buy from our uniform suppliers - Price and Buckland. You will find their details here Uniform Information | Langar C of E Primary School (secure-primarysite.net) 

 

Your child will eventually bring home reading books to share with you, and a reading diary for you to write in to note when you have listened to them read.  Please ensure their reading books are in their book bag everyday.  Their book bag needs to be brought to school with them everyday so books can be changed, and letters can be taken home safely. 

 

Physical Education

We do PE weekly.  You will be notified when your child starts in September of their PE days.

 

PE kit: Blue shorts and yellow logo t-shirt (ordered from our supplier via the school website) black plimsolls and a pair of socks.  It will help your child if they wear clothes they can manage independently on that day.  During the spring and summer months we take the children outdoors for P.E. They will need trainers, a jumper and pair of jogging bottoms.

 

Plimsolls are required for P.E. during games activities, otherwise we work bare foot.

 

Please ensure they have a draw string bag to keep their clothes in as it hangs better on their pegs.  We ask that P.E. bags are brought to school on a Monday, and taken home each half term holiday so they can be washed.

School Milk

All schools are now part of the ‘Cool Milk Scheme’ which as a parent you are responsible for registering, ordering and paying for your child’s milk.  Once registered your child will be able to have free milk until their fifth birthday but if you do not register milk will not be provided at any point.  Please see enclosed leaflet or visit the website www.coolmilk.co.uk

 

If you are unemployed or are in receipt of tax credits, please contact the school office as the school may be eligible for additional funding support called Pupil Premium. By registering, you will provide extra funding to school to help learning.

 

Drinks

Water is really important for learning and we encourage children to drink water regularly during the school day. Please send your child to school with their drinks bottle everyday clearly labelled.  Plastic water bottles with the school logo are available from school.  Please ensure your child takes their drink bottle home with them every night, so it can be washed, and refilled, and brought to school the next day.  However please do not put it in their book bags, just in case it leaks.

 

Fruit

We are part of the National Fruit Scheme, so every child is offered a free piece of fruit daily which continues into Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2).  This is eaten with water or milk before morning playtime, and we do encourage them to try the fruit.

 

 

Playtimes

We have a morning and dinner playtime. Playtime is a great social experience and lots of activities are available.   We have a small climbing frame for children aged 4-8 to use near the MUGA on the field. 

 

Due to school policy the large Nexus climbing frame (at the top of the field) is closed to children under the age of 8 during school time.  However, after school, parents and carers can make the decision whether to allow your child to use the large climbing frame under your supervision.

 

Trim Trail and small equipment such as bats and balls, hoops, skipping ropes and balance boards.

 

Dinner Time

Children in Reception are all eligible for a free school meal.  However if you would prefer your child to have sandwiches please provide them with a packed lunch.  Please ensure that lunch boxes are clearly named as your child will put it on the lunchbox trolley in the corridor outside the classroom.  We are a healthy school and therefore request that lunchboxes DO NOT contain fizzy drinks, chocolate or sweets.  Also we are a nut free school due to some children in school having allergies.  Please include any cutlery your child may need to eat their lunch, such as a spoon for a yoghurt.  All children will eat their lunch in the hall where they will be looked after by a midday supervisor.  We say Grace before we eat our dinner at 12.15pm. 

 

After eating their lunch they will be escorted to the classroom to go to the toilet and collect their coats etc. if needed and then outside to the playground where they can have a run around and play.

 

Cloakrooms

The cloakrooms are situated in the classroom.  Your child will have their own coat peg clearly marked with their name and photograph.  They will hang their P.E. bag and coat on their peg and put their book bag in a box under their coat peg which has their photograph on.

 

Toilets

There are three toilets and sinks situated between Class 1 and Class 2.  Your child is able to access the toilet at any time during the school day.  It is hoped they are able to go to the toilet themselves and know to wash their hands with soap and water.

 

Medicine

In the Foundation Stage staff are able to administer medicine to your child which is prescribed by a doctor or issued by a pharmacist. All medicines must have a named pharmacy label.  There is a form that you must fill out detailing dosage and time.

 

Contacts

If your child is taken ill during the day we will make every effort to contact you or your named contact.  Please keep us informed of any changes in contact numbers.  Please phone the school office before the start of school to notify us that your child is absent. If you are unsure please seek medical advice as to whether or not your child should attend school.  If your child is absent from school and we have not received a phone call by 9.10am, school will make contact to check your child’s reason for being absent.

 

Please remember that children should remain off school for 48 hours after the last episode of sickness or diarrhoea – this ensures the bug is not passed on to other children/staff.

 

First Aid

In school, health and safety is high priority.  However there are occasions when children in the course of their play, will trip or fall and bump into one another.  For minor injuries such as small cuts and grazes the injury will be attended by a First Aider in the school. 

 

An injury note will be filled in and shown to you at the end of the school day informing you of the nature of the injury and how it was treated which you will be asked to sign.  If your child is at after school club a member of their staff will sign it and a copy will be sent home in your child’s book bag.  If a child’s injury is more serious we will contact you immediately.

Learning Journey File

Your child will have their own Learning Journey file which you as their parents are welcome to look at any time.  It includes photographs, observation notes, and any significant pieces of work showing their progress, and their profile capture sheet showing their achievements.  The work they carry out can be practical and written.  Any written

work goes into subject books, and can be looked at during parents evening.  We do ask for your contribution to these journeys and there is a ‘WOW’ box in the classroom for you to put notes/photographs in to inform us of your child’s achievements and any ‘wow’ moments they have out of school.

 

Managing Behaviour

Our behaviour policy is linked to our five school values of taking Care, love, respect, thoughtfulness and fairness.  If a child is not showing our values they have three verbal warnings given to them and may be asked to sit on our thinking spot to reflect about the choices they have made.  If after three warnings their behaviour has not changed, their name is removed from our ‘value marbles’ wall.  Once their behaviour upholds our values again their name is then displayed on the ‘value marbles’ wall. (for more information please visit our school website and policies section)

 

Staff will share with you any inappropriate behaviour.

 

Collective Worship/School Prayer

As a Church of England school, children take part in daily Collective Worship in the hall or classroom.  During the Autumn and Spring term each class lead a collective worship, and in the summer term parents are invited to watch your child’s class sharing assembly.  You will be notified when this is.

 

At the end of the day we say our school prayer together.  You can help you child to learn it:

 

Lord bless our school, so that by working together and playing together, we may learn to serve you and love one another.  Amen.

 

Parents and School

Starting school is a big milestone in a child’s life and we need to work together to make it a pleasurable experience.  We believe it is very important to have a close link between parents and School in order to create the best learning conditions for our children.  Please ensure your child has his/her P.E kit, reading book, diary and book bag in school everyday and check your child’s book bag daily as letters will be sent home regularly.  Please also check class 1’s page on the school website on a regular basis to read our weekly newsletter.

 

If there are any problems that need to be discussed, please see the class teacher. Should you wish to see the class teacher, please do not hesitate to contact the office for an appointment or see the teacher at drop off or home time, if a short conversation is needed.

 

Our aim is for school and home to work as a partnership.

Reception Curriculum Booklet

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