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Welcome to Year 3 - information for Year 2 children and families joining the school in September 2020

We really enjoyed welcoming the Year 2 children for tours of the school last week. I am sorry that, under the current COVID-19 situation, the visits took place at the end of the school day and we were not able to invite parents/carers into the school. The poor weather conditions did not help and I would like to thank parents/carers for your understanding.

 

The Autumn Term will start for our new Year 3 cohort on Wednesday 2nd September 2020. This day has been set aside as an Induction Day for the new Year 3 children, because they have not been in school since the end of March. Only Year 3 children will be in school on that day, so the staff will have the opportunity to settle the children into their classes and give them that little bit extra time and attention.

 

The final newsletter of the Summer Term, Full Reopening Update, will be posted below. This update outlines the plan for how the school will operate under Government guidelines in September. The school will be fully reopened, with all year groups back in full time education. Please note that to assist with social distancing, there will be staggered arrival and departure times for different classes. We should be most grateful if families could adhere to these times, so that the school can operate in accordance with its risk assessment. These staggered arrival and departure times apply to the Induction Day and subsequent days in the Autumn Term. They will be reviewed as Government guidelines change.  

 

Thank you to those families who have completed their admission forms and returned them to the school office. While these have been sent out electronically, paper copies can be collected from the school office, if required. Below you will find information about:

 

  • Class teaching arrangements
  • School uniform
  • School meals (a little different under the current circumstances)   
  • Medical forms (please complete if your child requires prescribed medication during school hours)

 

We very much look forward to your child joining our school shortly.

 

All the best for the Summer holiday,

 

Richard Siviter

Head Teacher

 

School Uniform

 

Information about the school uniform can be found in the school prospectus. Please see attachment below.  

 

In order to purchase uniform items, please follow the tab on the home page of the school website.

 

 

Admission Form

Please see our admission form ‘Admission Application Details’ which needs completing in order for your child to be registered with us in September.

 

A paper copy of the form will be available for collection on the Year 2 Transition Visits on Tuesday 7, Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 July.  If you would prefer to complete the form online beforehand, please return it to: admin2315@welearn365.com

 

Please return the form to Telford Junior School before Friday 17 July if possible.

 

 

The form needs to be completed in full. Please ensure you complete section 7 (Ethnicity/Language) referring to the Ethnic Background Information Sheet.  It is important that you only select one of the options listed on the sheet.

 

Thank you

Medical Forms

The medical forms ‘Agreement for School Setting to Administer Medicine’ and  ‘Record of Medicine Administered’ only need to be completed if your child needs prescribed medicine to be administered while they are at school.

School Meals

Educaterers provides meals for our school. School meal information is found under the letters section on this website which will be updated when we receive information on the new lunch menu and cost of meals.

 

Payment for Meals

 

We operate ParentPay for parents/carers to pay for meals and activities in school. We need to register your child with our school in order for a new user ID and password to be issued for you to pay for meals and activities.  This process will take a few days when your child joins the school but they can receive school meals while your ParentPay account is being set up.

 

Free School Meals

 

The Universal Entitlement to Free School Meals for your child stops when they move into Year 3.  This means that if your child is eligible to continue to receive free school meals, you will need to apply.  Please apply online at:

 

http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals

 

If your child is not registered with this department by the beginning of the Autumn Term 2020, unfortunately they will not receive a free school meal when they join Telford Junior School in September.

 

If you think your child may be eligible for free school meals but you are intending to provide packed lunches, it would be very beneficial to the school if you could still apply. The school receives funding based on the number of registered children eligible for free meals. The money is received in the budget allocated to the school, so we rely on this funding in order to cover all the costs associated with running the school. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

 

School Prospectus and Parent Guide

The Parent Partnership Policy (below) sets out how the school aims to work in partnership with families, to support the children's education. It includes the Home-School Agreement, which the Department for Education expects all schools to draw up and share with parents/carers.

Parent Partnership Policy

Mrs. Shields, Mrs. Martin-Sweet and Miss Evans will be teaching in Year 3 next school year and have kindly offered to share a page introducing themselves to the children. Please see below.

We are now able to share information about the teaching arrangements for Year 3 in the school year 2020 - 2021:

 

Y3 Ash

Y2 Sapphire will be taught by Mrs. Martin-Sweet (Tuesday - Friday) and Mrs. Spedding (Monday) and will become Y3 Ash.

 

Y3 Beech

Y2 Indigo will be taught by Miss Evans (Monday - Wednesday) and Mr. Davies (Thursday - Friday) and will become Y3 Beech.

 

Y3 Chestnut

Y2 Turquoise will be taught by Mrs. Shields (Monday - Thursday) and by Mrs. Spedding (Friday) and will become Y3 Chestnut.

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