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Sevenoaks Primary School

SevenOaksPrimary School

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Term 4 Newsletter 5

Dear Parents

Thank you for attending the Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday.  We are still awaiting confirmation of funding raising total, but it looks to be in the region of £800.   The committee wish to thank everyone for their hard work in putting the event together and also to the parents for turning up and making it a success!

Apologies for having to shut preschool last Wednesday morning, we hope you were not inconvenienced too much.   As compensation, we will be opening up for an additional session on Monday 30 March, 9am-12pm, only for those who missed the Wednesday session last week.  

 

Monday Lunch Club reminder:

Thank you to those who have already submitted payment for Lunch Club.  The sessions are £7.50 each or £37.50 if you wish to sign up to all 5 Lunch Clubs.   Just a reminder that Lunch Club starts the first Monday we are back after Easter, on 20 April, straight after the morning session.   If you wish to pay on the day, please ensure £7.50 is handed to Tracy at drop off. 

 

Drop off and Pick Up Times reminder:

Morning sessions, drop off is 9am and pick up is 12noon.  

Afternoon sessions, drop off is 12.45pm and pick up is 3.15pm.

(The door opens five minutes before the end of the session, at 11.55am or 3.10pm)

 

We appreciate, that some children are late in the morning because they have to drop older siblings at other schools in the area.   

Afternoon children need to be picked up, at 3.15pm, before siblings are collected from the school.

Any concerns please speak with Tracy.  

 

Any stray Parental Declarations, please could you return.   If you have lost the form, just ask for another.   Legally, we must keep a record of all children’s funding claims.   If we do not, Kent County Council (KCC) have the right to withdraw funding.

 

Garden update:

We are on track to have our garden laid over the Easter break.  Every few years we have to have our garden redesigned as the rain turns our garden into a mud bath.    Therefore, it will prove cost effective to lay astroturf instead of grass seed.   This will enable children to ‘freeflow’ between the indoors and outdoors without having to stop and put their wellies on and then back off again.  

We will still use the school grounds for welly walks and nature walks.

 

Planning for Term 5 (5 weeks):                                      Planning for Term 6 (7 weeks):

Minibeasts and Growing                                                    Dinosaurs, Holidays and The World

 

Term Dates 2015: Term 4 (5 weeks)

Monday 23rd February to Friday 27th March

Easter Holidays

Monday 30th March to Friday 17th April

Term 5 (5 weeks)

Monday 20th April to Friday 22nd May (4 May Bank Holiday)

 

Dates for Diary:

27 March – Last Day of preschool (Easter Holidays)

16 April – Primary School Application Offer Day

20 April – First Day back at preschool/Lunch Club starts

 

Essential Information:

SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators)

Our SENCO are Karen Catt and Tammy White.  If you have any concerns about your child’s development please speak with your key person and our SENCO.

 

Policies:

Please familiarise yourselves with our policies, some are on our website or a hard copy of all our policies are kept in pre-school.    Our uncollected children procedure and sick child procedure are available in the lobby.

 

Notice Boards in Lobby:

Please read the information on free early education places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and a plethora of other information available for you, in our lobby.    Please ask a member of staff if you are unable to locate any information.

Below is a link for a document providing guidance, for parents, on your child’s learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).   This may be useful when meeting your key person to discuss your child’s development.   A hard copy is available in the lobby and the document is also accessible on our website:

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/2015/03/what-to-expect-when-a-parents-guide/

 

Contacting us:

To contact us during Pre-school opening hours please call Sevenoaks Primary on

01732 453952 (Option 2)

Out of hours contact manager.bpps@yahoo.co.uk

You can text our Emergency Contact Number 07587 056720 to report your child’s absence.

 

Useful Information:

Spring House Children’s Centre

Hospital Road

Sevenoaks

TN13 3PT

Tel: 01732 465539

 

Kent Parent Partnership Service

Helpline 03000 413000

Website www.kent.gov.uk/kpps

Email kentparentpartnershipservice@kent.gov.uk