New Reception Parent Information

Welcome to Peel Park Primary School
 
We are delighted that you and your child are joining Peel Park Primary School this coming September. On behalf of Staff, Governors, children and parents, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school community.
 
 We hope that the information on this page will answer many of the questions that you have about your child starting school with us in September and assure you that we will write to you in the coming weeks with further details about your child's induction.
 
 
Term Dates:
 
Thursday 3rd September - INSET Day
Friday 4th September - INSET Day
 
October Half Term
Friday 23rd October 2020 - School closes at 3pm
Monday 26th October 2020 - Friday 30th October 2020 - Half Term
Monday 2nd November 2020 - All pupils return at 8.40am
 
Christmas Holidays
Friday 18th December 2020 - School closes at 1.15pm
Monday 21st December 2020 - Friday 1st January 2020 - Christmas Holiday
Monday 4th January 2021 - All pupils return at 8.40am
 
February Half Term
Friday 12th February 2021 - School closes at 3pm
Monday 15th February 2021 - Friday 19th February 2021 - Half Term
Monday 22nd February 2021 - All pupils return at 8.40am
 
Easter Holidays
Friday 26th March 2021 - School closes at 1.15pm
Monday 29th March 2021 - Friday 9th April 2021 - Easter Holidays
Monday 12th April 2021 - All pupils return at 8.40am
 
May Day
Friday 30th April 2021 - School closes at 3pm
Monday 3rd May 2021 - May Day - School Closed
Tuesday 4th May 2021 - All pupils return at 8.40am
 
INSET Days
Monday 10th May 2021 - School closes at 3pm
Tuesday 11th May 2021 - Wednesday 12th May 2021 - Two INSET Days
Thursday 13th May 2021 - All pupils return at 8.40am
 
Spring Half Term
Friday 28th May 2021 - School closes at 3pm
Monday 31st May 2021 - Friday 4th June 2021 - Spring Half Term
Monday 7th June 2021 - All pupils return at 8.40am
 
Summer Holiday
Wednesday 21st July 2021 - School closes at 1.15pm
Thursday 22nd July 2021 - INSET Day
Friday 23rd July 2021 - September 2021 (Date TBC) - Summer Holidays
 
 
Transition
 
We will be talking to pre-school and nursery settings, as we always do, to find out where your child is in their learning. We will also be talking to you directly to find out about your child's preferences; things they particularly enjoy, find difficult etc. These conversations usually take place within the context of a stay and play visit to school in July or a home visit in early September, however, if this is not possible, due to the current situation, we will think  creatively to ensure that we receive all of the information that we need about your child. 
 
The links below have some useful resources to support with transition.
 
 
Breakfast and After School Club
 
Our 'Home from Home' breakfast and after school club run from 7.30am until the start of the school day on a morning and after school from 3pm - 5.30pm. 

As this is an 'added extra' (and not part of our core purpose of teaching and learning) it must be a self-sustaining part of our provision, e.g. it must pay for itself.  So there is a cost involved, but we feel it is a very reasonable cost, compared to other providers.

ALL children must be booked into Home from Home in advance as there are a maximum of 30 places available.  This is very popular and these places fill up very quickly so please contact us as soon as possible to book a place - first come, first served.

Contact: Mrs Rushton

trushton@peelpark.bradford.sch.uk

For more information, please click on the below link:

 
EYFS
 
The Early Years is all about your child learning through play. Your child will spend most of their day in school accessing the continuous provision and following their own interests both indoors and outdoors. The areas within the classroom will be set up by adults who have taken into account your child's interests and next steps. The children will access these areas with support and guidance from teaching staff.

During the day, your child will take part in some short adult led activities focused around Communication and Language, Phonics and Maths. Although adult led, these will be fun and engaging sessions, planned with the children's interests and needs in mind.

There are ample opportunities throughout the year for outdoor play, as we believe this is vital for children's development. Reception children also have the opportunity to attend Forest School sessions.

 

EYFS Goals for Parents

Sharing your child's learning with you

At Peel Park Primary we use an online learning journal called Tapestry to record your children's learning in Reception.

You will be given a username and password to access your child's journal once they start with us. This will allow you to see any photos and videos that have been taken of your child at school and read any observations that the EYFS team have made of them. 

You will also be invited to add to your child's journal as the year progresses.

https://tapestry.info/parents-carers.html

The video below provides further information about setting up your account.

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Our School Uniform.


 All pupils are expected to wear the correct school uniform at all times.

School sweatshirts, polo shirts, ties, hijaab and book bags are on sale at Natasha’s and The Uniform Shop in Bradford City Centre and can also be ordered via the school office or by downloading the Uniform Order Form and sending it into school along with the correct payment.

All children from Y1 - Y6 are allocated to a 'House'.  Their house colours are either red, yellow, blue or green.  School tiess have the corresponding coloured star on them so that all staff can identify which house children are in and award points accordingly (see pictures below).  Please make sure you buy the correct star colour for your child.

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL OR PHONE MRS KHAN: ykhan@peelpark.bradford.sch.uk


Girls

Navy school sweatshirt

White Shirt

School tie (clip on)

Grey school trousers, skirt, pinafore, shalwar kameez

Hijaab, if worn, must be plain navy blue, with no lace or frills or tassels or names on it

White socks (grey tights in winter)

Black flat-heeled shoes (not trainers)

Pump bag with drawstring

Peel Park book bag

Optional Summer uniform for girls:

Blue check school dress
 Navy cardigan, with or without the school logo
 White leggings may be worn with the summer dress
 

Boys

 

Navy school sweatshirt

White shirt

School tie (clip on)

Grey school trousers (boys may wear grey shorts in summer)

Grey socks

Black shoes (not trainers)

Pump bag with drawstring

Peel Park book bag

 

Boys and Girls PE Kit

Plain white round neck T-shirt or polo shirt (no logo or design)
Plain navy blue or light grey jogging bottoms, without stripes or logos or navy blue shorts (summer

Trainers for outdoor games