Welcome to Year 3 - information for Year 2 children and families joining the school in September 2021
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to host our open mornings for Year 2 children and parents/carers. I hope that the situation will improve in the New Year and we will be in a position to run our 'Introduction to the Junior School' evening during the Summer Term.
Since the full reopening of the school this September, I am pleased to be able to say that the children have settled back in very well. Teaching staff have spent the first few weeks focusing on re-establishing routines and relationships and giving the children time to reflect on their experiences during the period of schools' closure. Therefore, we have set time aside for transition and PSHE activities, as well as concentrating on recapping previous learning and identifying gaps to inform future teaching. Year 2 families might like to look at our most recent School Updates, which can been viewed on this website under the 'Letters' tab. These will give you a flavour of how the school is operating under prevailing Department for Education guidelines. They will also give you an idea of the activities and events being shared across the school as we go forward.
The School Prospectus and Parent Guide can be viewed by clicking on the link below. You will find this helpful in explaining the school's aims, the structure of the school day, uniform expectations and other key information about life in Telford Junior School.
Below there is also some more specific information on:
- School uniforms.
- School meals (a little different under the current circumstances).
- Medical forms.
(You will want to refer to these nearer the time your child joins the school.)
We will look to add a virtual tour of the school shortly, so please check this page during the course of the year for updates. In the meantime, I do hope that all the Year 2 children are enjoying being back in their school and that they are enthusiastic about the learning they are undertaking.
School Prospectus and Parent Guide
Information about school uniform items can be found in the school prospectus. Please see the attachment above. To purchase school uniform items, please follow the tab on the home page of the school website.
Educaterers provides meals for our school. School meal information is found under the letters section on this website, which is updated when we receive information on new lunch menus.
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:
It is important for families to apply, since if your child is not registered with this department by the beginning of the Autumn Term, unfortunately they will not receive a free school meal when they join the Junior School.
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.
Medicines in School
Parent Partnership Policy
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.
Welcome to Year 3
Have a look at our Padlet page, which explains more about life in Year 3. The school uses Padlet links to share information with parents/carers about the year group's curriculum, the activities the children are involved with and home learning.
During the Summer the teachers introduced themselves to their new Y3 classes and invited the children to create their own presentations about themselves ...
Current Year 3 Teaching Arrangements
Taught by Mrs. Martin-Sweet on Tuesday - Friday and Mrs. Spedding on Monday.
Taught by Miss Evans on Monday - Wednesday and Mr. Davies on Thursday - Friday.
Taught by Mrs. Shields on Monday - Thursday and by Mrs. Spedding on Friday.
Overview of School Developments
Following the school's Ofsted inspection in July 2019, we recognised the need to move quickly in addressing the action points identified in the report. We have been working with a school improvement officer and a Local Authority Task Group, to ensure that the quality of teaching and learning is consistently good across the school and that this is monitored and evaluated rigorously by school leaders. Below you will find an overview the school shared with the Task Group of the developments following the 2019 inspection. You can also read the letter shared by the Chair of Governors following the Task Group meeting in February. While the inspection report identified areas for improvement, which we believe we have addressed, significant strengths were also highlighted:
- Outcomes are good.
- Pupils develop a love of reading.
- The curriculum is rich, broad and balanced.
- Work to support pupils' personal development and welfare is good.
- Pupils' behaviour is good.
- Pupils say the school is a friendly and a safe place to be.
- Pupils enjoy coming to school.