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Tyndale Primary School

EYFS New Starters

Dear Parents/ Carers,

I am delighted that you have chosen Tyndale Primary School for your child's school placement.

As you might be aware the school is under new leadership and I have now been appointed as permanent head of the school - a position I am very proud to hold.

I would like to reassure you that during these uncertain times, we are working hard to prioritise the smooth transition into school as we recognise that this is a big step in a young persons life. Ordinarily, we would start ‘stay and play’ sessions and new parents welcome meetings in the upcoming weeks. As we are uncertain about schools re-opening, all alternative provisions we decide on to support your child's transition will be shared with you via email.


EYFS Team

Our Reception teacher is called Mrs Milverton and our Reception Teaching Assistant is called Mrs Beazer.

Please find below some further information about our school procedures and policies:


Uniform

We believe that children who take care and pride in the way they look also take pride in their work. The school encourages all pupils to identify with the school dress code as this fosters a sense of belonging. We ask for parental co-operation in ensuring that pupils are suitably dressed in the correct school uniform.

How to Order Uniform from Initially Yours

Uniform Policy

Detail

What this means

Academy Jumper

Navy with embroidered School logo

Compulsory item. Must be worn every day.

Tie 

School Tie

Optional for Reception

Polo Shirt 

White with embroidered School logo

Compulsory item. Must be worn every day.

Trousers

Tailored, grey

Full length to the ankle.

No ‘skinny’ trousers or leggings will be accepted.

Skirt

School tartan kilt

Elasticated in Reception

Not excessively short, not below mid-calf.

Shorts – When weather appropriate

Tailored, grey

No sweatshirt fabric, chino or jean style or sports shorts will be acceptable. Tailored shorts must be knee length.

Socks

Plain black, grey or white

 

Shoes

Plain black, low heels and low soles, leather or similar material

No Canvas or trainer style shoes will be accepted.

Tights

Plain black/grey opaque

 

Outer garment

Plain navy/dark colour

No hoodies or denim fabric worn on school site.

Bag/Book Bag

Strong, for carrying school equipment

Book bag with embroidered logo - Optional

A bag is required to transport essential equipment daily including reading records and a water bottle.

Jewellery:

The only jewellery which is acceptable is a wrist watch and one pair of small plain gold or silver stud earrings. Any other form of jewellery is not allowed. 

Hair:

No extreme hairstyle or dyed hair will be permitted, including dip-dyed and un-natural hair colours. This includes tramlines, Mohican or skinhead-type styles. Male and female children with long hair must tie it back for PE lessons. Hair accessories such as ‘Jo-Jo Bows’ can be worn if they are appropriate size and colour (navy/red). Please note that animal ear style headbands and other types of colourful/large hair accessories are not permitted at Greenshaw Primary Schools.

PE Kit

Uniform Policy

Detail

Shorts

Plain navy sports shorts (not cycle shorts)

T-shirt

House colour with school logo/plain white

Joggers/tracksuit bottoms

Plain navy

Trainers /Daps

Any colour – must be appropriate for physical activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Behaviour and Attendance Expectations 

Our behaviour system supports our belief that all teachers have the right to teach and all children have the right to learn. Tyndale Primary has high expectations of behaviour, if these expectations are not met then children are given an opportunity to reflect on this behaviour in order to prevent future occurrences. Tyndale celebrates exceptional behaviour by offering regular rewards for those who go 'Above and Beyond'. 

We believe that every day counts in a child’s education therefore, our expectation is for all pupils to be in school all day every day with a minimum attendance of 96%. High levels of attendance and improved attendance are rewarded regularly.

Three Simple Rules

  1. We line up quietly after play time and lunch time. When we walk around school, we put our hands by our sides.
  2. We wear our uniform correctly.
  3. We always use kind words and we follow instructions given by all adults.

School Meals

All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are entitled to a school meal free of charge. Nutritious meals are cooked daily onsite by our Catering Team. A menu is provided and rotates over a 3 week period and each child is provided with a main  meal and a pudding. We can provide a range of alternative meals including, but not limited to, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free, if your child has any specific meal requirements or allergies please let us know so that we can inform our catering team.

Your child will be able to select their main meal choice and from a choice of two puddings at lunchtime.  In addition to the main menu we have a daily salad bar and a selection of vegetables that they can choose from to add to their main meal choice. Water is available on each table.


Pupil Premium

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. Please find more information about this in the attachment below:

Am I eligible?

Click here to apply for Free School Meals


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.


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.

Parent Pay login

If you require any assistance, including new or reset username/passwords, please contact the school office on 01454 867 180.


The 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 will be on a Tuesday afternoon
(3 sessions inclusive of sports, choir, music/drama, gardening) 

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:

https://www.tyndaleprimaryschool.com/page/?title=Term+dates&pid=40


Key Dates

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

https://www.tyndaleprimaryschool.com/calendar/?calid=2&pid=62&viewid=3


We are really looking forward to working alongside you and in welcoming your child to Tyndale Primary School!

Please do not hesitate to contact us in the meantime, if you have any queries.

Kind regards,

Mrs K. Borrill