FAQ and useful websites
Starting School this year
Our school day starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.20pm. School gates open at 8:40am, where there will be a member of staff and our Thrive ambassadors to greet them.
Reception children will come into school via the Early Years garden. A member of the Early Years Team will welcome them into the classroom at 8.50am.
If your child is late for school, please bring him/her to the main entrance by the office.
Snack Time is at 10.20am. Fruit is provided by the school for a healthy snack for Reception and KS1. Milk is available for those that want it. To take this up go online at www.coolmilk.com to apply for milk for your child. Milk is free for your child until their 5th birthday. If your child would prefer, water is available at snack time. We encourage all children to have a water bottle in school. These are available to purchase from the school office at £3 each or you may provide your own.
Reception children start their lunch at 11.45am, slightly earlier than the rest of the school. This gives the Early Years Team chance to get the Reception children settled and to develop & encourage positive social interactions & table manners.
All children from Reception up to Year 2 are entitled to a free hot meal under the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme. If you would like your child to have a hot dinner, these can be ordered using the form on the back of the newsletter which is sent home each week.
Our hot meals are prepared offsite so must be ordered in advance. We ask that your order is sent into school by Wednesday so food can be ordered for the following week. If you wish, you may send a healthy packed lunch for your child. You are welcome to alternate between hot meals and packed lunches as you wish, provided that any hot meals are ordered in advance.
The Reception school day finishes at 3:20pm. Please come into the Early Years garden to collect your child. Please note that children are taught until 3:20pm, and it may take a couple of minutes for children to collect their belongings and make their way to you.
Please let the school know as early as possible if someone different is collecting your child. Please notify the school office as well as communicating with the class teacher via Seesaw (please note, this is not monitored during teaching hours). They will need to bring ID with them which will be checked by the Early Years Team.
Website links to support parents:-
Here are a few website links from Worcestershire which can be helpful to parents and carers to support families in many different ways.
They include these sites which are very supportive for families in a range of situations:-
- Harmony at Home is Worcestershire’s approach to the Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC)
- Ready Steady Worcestershire - Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme
Information about the holiday activities and food programme, for parents and providers.