Welcome to the Year 1 Webpage As we begin a new school year we are settling in and getting to know each other. Below are parent notices, please read. Do come back and visit to see all our work once we get started!

MRS THOMPSON & MISS CALDERWOOD’S YEAR 1 PUPILS

Morning arrangement You will already know that our starts time are staggered according to surname as follows:

A-J 8.45-8.55am               K-N 9.00am               O-Z 9.15am.

All Year 1 pupils will enter school via the rear playground cloakroom doors for the first four weeks in September.

Then starting on Monday 28th September we would ask parents/carers to say goodbye to children at the main front door and pupils will then walk down the corridor to their classroom independently. School staff will be there to oversee children safely arriving with their teacher.

Please continue to remind your child to use sanitisers located inside the door as they enter every time. Please help your child to practice and understand how to thoroughly and regularly wash hands at home.

12 O’clock finish All Year 1 children finish at 12 o’clock until Friday 11th Sept. Pupils will then stay until 2.00pm commencing Monday 14th Sept.

Snacks We are currently unable to provide toast/pancakes in school for break time. Please send in a healthy break for your child each day, so that children aren’t confused about foods for break/lunch please put their break time snack/drink into their school bag.

Sending money to school All parents/carers should be signed up to ‘ParentPay’ to ensure that we are a cash free school.

Drinks Our watercoolers are currently out of order so we would ask that you send a drink with your child (no glass bottles). We will inform you when the watercoolers are usable.

Milk Orders Currently unavailable – we will keep you informed when it is available.

P.E. Shoes In order to save children changing shoes we would ask that they wear trainers to school for now so that they are able to take part in physical activities as often as possible.

Change of clothes From time to time young children need their clothes changed in school. If you wish you can put a spare set of clothing in a bag on your child’s coat peg, this will stay in school - please ensure this includes socks/tights, underwear and relevant uniform/clothing.

Coats As the days are getting cooler and we like to be outside as much as possible it is important that your child has a waterproof coat with them every day. Please practice putting on their coat with them at home so that they may be able to do it independently and have a go at fastening it – you will appreciate the help this is when getting ready throughout the school day.

Names Please ensure your child has their name clearly marked on ALL ITEMS of their belongings (coats, jumpers, school bags, lunch boxes, etc.).

Collection All pupils should be collected from the rear of the building at the white doors. Teachers will bring pupils out at home time, please social distance and give children and other adults safe space. Please also ensure your child knows who they are going home with and if there is any change please inform your child’s teacher in advance.

Checking your child’s schoolbag Please check and clean your child’s schoolbag on a daily basis. We often send home correspondence that could refer to your child’s school day and/or would need to be returned the following day.

Seesaw App Please check that you have loaded the 2 Seesaw apps: Seesaw Class (for pupil) & Seesaw Family (for parent). This will be the main way teachers will communicate with parents/pupils. Please check this on a daily basis.

Technology Links We are on facebook and twitter and have our own school website here at www.leaneyps.co.uk The school office will at times communicate via email, so please also check this regularly. Please keep viewing all for updates and photos of pupils in action!

Lunch boxes/Dinner slips If your child is bringing their own packed lunch to school they can place their lunch box on the shelf outside their classroom. Please ensure their name is clearly marked on their lunchbox. You may also send food in disposable packaging if you wish.

NUT ALLERGY We have children with nut allergies in Foundation Stage – please ensure your child’s break and lunch food is nut free as this condition can be life threatening.