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Tyndale Primary School

EYFS New Starters

A message from the Headteacher

Welcome to Tyndale Primary School! We look forward to working alongside both you and your child in their successful primary education. At Tyndale Primary, we recognise that this transition is a big step in your child's life and we want to reassure you that we are here to support and develop your child with their learning and character development.

I truly believe that we are working in partnership, so if you ever have any concerns or worries, please make an appointment to come and see me to chat things through. 

Please find below some useful information about our school, policies and procedures. 

Behaviour

Lessons at Tyndale Primary School are disruption-free. Our behaviour policy supports our belief that:

“No child has the right to disrupt the learning of others. Teachers will have disruption free classrooms in which they can teach and children will have disruption free classrooms in which they can learn.”

“No child has the right to disrupt the breaktime or lunchtime of others. Children and Staff will have disruption free break times and lunchtimes in which they feel safe.”

Pupils who regularly meet our behaviour expectations are offered exceptional rewards at the end of term. Some examples of the rewards we offer are:

  • Bouncy Castle
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Rock Climbing Wall

Our behaviour policy can be found here.

Attendance

At Tyndale Primary, every second counts.

Our expectation is for all pupils to be in school, all day, every day with a minimum attendance of 96%. High levels of consistently high attendance and improved attendance are rewarded regularly. We fully support our parents and carers to ensure their children have an attendance figure of 96% or higher. 

Our attendance policy can be found here.

Uniform

We believe that children who take care and pride in the way they look also take pride in their learning. All Tyndale pupils must identify with the professional school dress code as this fosters a sense of belonging and pride. We ask for parental co-operation in ensuring that pupils are suitably dressed in the correct school uniform all day, every day. 

Our uniform policy can be found here.

Information on how to order your child's uniform from Initially Yours can be found here.

School Meals and Pupil Premium

All pupils in Reception and KS1 are entitled to a school meal free of charge. Nutritious meals are cooked daily onsite by our Catering Team.

You may also be eligible for additional financial support for uniform, trips and continued free school meals (when your child is in KS2), saving you up to £400 per year.

Information about school catering and free school meal eligibility can be found here.

Milk

Free milk is available for all children aged under five in school, funded by the UK government.

We will automatically register your child for their free school milk on your behalf so that they will receive this free daily milk at school up until their 5th birthday. If you do not want your child to receive milk please let us know.

Fruit

You may have heard about the National Fruit Scheme for 4 to 6 year olds.  Under the scheme, each child will be entitled to receive a free piece of fruit each school day.  Scientists agree that everybody, including children, can reduce their risk of heart disease and cancer by eating at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day. On average, children in the UK currently eat only 2 portions a day.

Our school participates in this scheme, which reinforces our commitment to healthy eating.  Your child will be offered ‘the fruit of the day’ at morning break.

If your child has sandwiches for lunch, please note the scheme is not intended to replace any fruit that you may normally include in your child’s packed lunch.  The purpose of the scheme is to increase a child’s daily intake of fruit.

The fruit will be fresh and of good quality, equivalent to the fruit that we buy in the shops.  The aim is for the children to have a positive and enjoyable experience of fruit.

The scheme is voluntary, and there is no obligation for your child to take part.  We hope that you will share our belief that the scheme will help us to teach them the benefits of healthy eating.

If you do not wish you child to participate in the scheme, please let us know.  It is essential that you inform us of any allergies your child may have, so that we can ensure they are not given anything that will harm them.

If you have any questions, please contact us at admin@tyndaleprimary.co.uk.

Parent Pay

We are a cashless school, all payments required for trips, after/before school care and extracurricular clubs can be paid for by using our payments partner ParentPay. Click the button below to login. If you have not used it before, setting up an account is easy and allows you pay for school activities fast and securely. You can also download the ParentPay app, this will allow you check balances and pay for items using your smartphone.

ParentPay Login

If you require any assistance, including new or reset username/passwords, please contact the school office on 01454867180.

The Reception School Day

08:40am Doors Open
08:50am Registration Closes
08:50am to 09:00am Directed Reading
09:00am to 09:30am Phonics/Guided Reading
09:30am to 10:30am English
10:30am to 10:45pm Assembly
10:45am to 11:00am Breaktime
11:00am to 12:00pm Maths
12:00pm to 12:15pm Handwriting/Spelling
12:15pm to 1:15pm Lunchtime
1:15pm to 2:15pm Continuous Provision
2.15pm to 3:00pm Continuous Provision
3:00pm to 3:20pm DEAR Time (Drop Everything and Read)
3.20pm End of School Day (Gates open from 3:10pm)

Enrichment

Enrichment will take place on a Friday afternoon which is 3 sessions inclusive of sports, choir and cultural studies. Further information about enrichment can be found here.

Additional PE days will be communicated with you via the class teacher. 

Term Dates

All updated term dates and INSET days can be found here.

The details of all school events including parents evenings, sports days, parent in school days and seasonal productions can be found here.

We are really looking forward to welcoming your child to Tyndale Primary School and working alongside you both in ensuring they get the best chance of success.