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New Starters Information

Start of the school year

Week begin 4th September

08.45 – 12.45

Children will stay for the morning and have lunch.

Dolphin and Starfish Classes: Enter through the Canvendish Road entrance and head to the right towards the gallery (white/glazed entrance next to the football pitch).


Octopus  Class: Enter through the Denbigh Road gate. Octopus entrance is up the steps on the right immediately after entering the school grounds.


Sea Lions: Enter through the Denbigh Road entrance. Follow the pathway to the right.


Members of the school leadership team will be on hand to help you find the correct drop off / pick-up point.



What can you do to help your child’s learning when they begin school?


Sharing books, talking about the pictures

Reading Book, make comments in their reading diary

Read/share books at least 3 times a week

Ongoing-encourage mark making, shopping lists etc.

Encourage children to talk.

Practise counting at any time-climbing the stairs, shopping etc

Play simple board games

Sing number rhymes and songs together

Support any homework that comes home, sounds and number work



Compulsory- Sweatshirt/cardigan with school logo.

Please ensure that names are in EVERYTHING!!!


Send coats EVERYDAY


Sensible shoes and no jewellery


P.E. kits in school everyday


A pair of indoor shoes (that can be doubled up as P.E plimsolls).



A pair of wellies to stay in school




Coming to School Everyday

Coming to school is vitally important!


Please send your school into school everyday unless:


ØThey are vomiting – 24 hours
ØThe doctor has diagnosed a contagious condition – chicken pox


Please try and make appointments for outside of the school day.


Holidays during term time are not permitted!