For New Parents

Welcome and Information Evening for New Parents 2018-2019

Your child will enter the Reception year group which is FS2, part of the Foundation Stage. There will be 2 classes in this September 2018-19 cohort.

 

We would like to invite you to an Information Evening on Tuesday 19th June 2018. Please arrive from 6pm for a chance to sample some of the fabulous, healthy school meals on offer to your children from Taylor Shaw. The meeting will be held in the infant school hall (accessed via main office) and will be a chance for you to meet staff, governors, Dore Parents Association members, and after school care providers. Following this, we will talk you through an information pack containing:

 

  • Your child’s class teacher and support staff in FS2
  • Dates and times for transition visits to our setting during late June and early July
  • Individual start days and times for September
  • School uniform – what do you need?
  • A 'typical' day in FS2
  • Home visits

 

The meeting will close at approximately 7:30pm, with an opportunity to ask further questions and visit the FS2 base. 

 

We strongly recommend that you attend the meeting to feel fully prepared for your child to start school, however, if you are unable to attend the meeting we will ensure that information packs are sent to you in the post.


'Open Base' Friday 6th July 2018 9:30-11:15 am

We would like to welcome all new parents and children to visit our FS2 base during the morning of Friday 6th July. This will be an informal session where you can feel free to 'drop in' between 9:30-11:15 and explore the classroom with your child. It's a great opportunity to see your child in their new setting, meet other parents and ask any further questions. During this time our current FS2 cohort will be exploring their new Y1 classes so you will have the base all to yourself! 

Transition Visits

We are currently in touch with our local pre-schools and nurseries allowing us to find out more about the group of children coming up. If your child attends local nurseries, we will be coordinating some opportunities for them to visit our setting on numerous occasions before September. If your child does not attend a pre-school or nursery, or attends one further afield, please check below to see when these visits are taking place. You are welcome to bring your child along to these sessions to familiarise them with our school, please just phone our school office so we know to expect you:


Tuesday 19th June 11:00-11:50

Thursday 21st June 11:00-11:50


Tuesday 26th June 11:00-11:50

Friday 29th June 11:00-11:50


Classes

The information pack provided during the welcome evening on Tuesday 19th June 2018 (or via post) will inform you of your child's class teacher. There will be an opportunity for all children to come together and meet their fellow classmates on Tuesday 10th July:

Miss Bradley's new class - 9:10 - 10:20am
Mr Smith's new class - 10:30 - 11:40am

If you would like your child to join us, please arrive at the school office no earlier than the time stated above (to avoid congestion) to sign your child in. This is an opportunity for your child to be with their new classmates so we politely ask that once your child is settled, to leave the classroom and return for a prompt pick up.

The first Two Weeks

Monday 3rd September

Tuesday 4th September

Wednesday 5th September

Thursday 6th September

Friday 7th September

INSET DAY.

 

SCHOOL CLOSED TO PUPILS.

Staggered starts begin.

 

11:50am pick up.

Staggered starts.

 

 

11:50am pick up.

Staggered starts.

 

 

11:50am pick up.

Staggered starts.

 

 

11:50am pick up.

Monday 10th  September

Tuesday 11th September

Wednesday 12th September

Thursday 13th September

Friday 14th  September

All children will have now started and arrive at 8:35am.

11:50am pick up.

11:50am pick up.

11:50am pick up.

All children stay for lunch.

 

1:20pm pick up.

All children stay for lunch.

 

1:20pm pick up.

Monday 17th September.

All children begin full time (8:35am-3:10pm)


What do I need to bring on my child's first day?

Please send your child to school with a school bag (this can be a bag of your choice such as a rucksack or the blue school bag which can be ordered online through School Trends) and a clearly labelled water bottle. Please ensure all uniform is clearly labelled, including shoes.
 
If you are a parent whose child will be starting in our Foundation 2/Reception year in September we hope that you will gain helpful insight into our school and what we can offer by browsing the website, see our Pre-school links page for more advice, especially the information about Primary School Admissions in Sheffield from Sheffield Council.

Other information

Dore Primary School also uses an online payment system for trips and residentials.  We do not accept cash in daily systems. More information will be given when your child starts school.
 
We very much welcome the involvement of our parents both in the education of the children and within school life.  Every year we operate a School Change Team of staff, governors and parents (and pupils on the Dore Democrats school council); any parent is welcome to join the SCT in September. We also very much value our Parent Volunteers - see the Getting Involved page.
 
The Sheffield Parents' Assembly brings together mothers, fathers and carers from across the city to be part of decision making around services for children, young people and families.

See below for some helpful information about speaking and listening and other skills that you can begin to develop and practise at home prior to your child starting at school.
 
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