Year R Transition 2020

Transition Letter

Please download our transition letter clicking on the button below:

Transition Booklet

Please download our transition booklet clicking on the button below:


Tapestry is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS), to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us. This system allows us to work with parents and carers to share information and record the children’s play and learning in and outside of the classroom. It also allows parents to share what their child loves doing at home by sending photos and videos to the class teacher, helping them understand their
development at home.


We have a school uniform and would encourage all parents to dress their children in it.  We feel a uniform gives the children a sense of belonging and enhances the ethos of the school.

We request that children do not wear items of jewellery or watches to school due to the danger of accidents which may be caused to themselves or others in physical and practical areas of the curriculum.  We follow the County guidelines in requesting that earrings are not worn for school and particularly not for P.E.

There can be no guarantees, or acceptance of responsibility, for the safekeeping of any valuable personal belongings in school.

Please click on the links below to view our school uniform price list and order form.

Sunrisers Breakfast Club

A perfect way to start the day. As well as a selection of cereals, toast and fruit juic, your child will also get to take part in exciting acticities each morning. The club will be run each morning by a member of the Pinewood team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Year R Children start school on Wednesday 9th September as half days.

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September – INSET days

Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th September– home visits

From Friday 18th September 2020, Parents can choose for their child to attend mornings, afternoons or full days. There will be an opportunity to discuss this with your child’s teacher if you have any concerns.

Children start school on Wednesday 9th September as half days.

Wednesday 9th September – Wednesday 16th September

–Mornings 8:35am – 11:25am: Children born February- August

–Afternoons 12:20pm – 3:10pm: Children born September – January

The school day starts at 8:35am when the doors open, registration begins at 8:45am and morning school sessions begin at 8:50am.

Children should arrive no more than 10 minutes before school starts, i.e. 8.35am when classrooms are open.  For safety reasons these doors are closed at 8.45am.  If you arrive after this time, please bring your child to the school reception.

School day ends at 3:15pm.

Children enter and leave their classes via the courtyard door nearest the classroom.  

School meals are cooked on the premises and are free to all children of infant school age. 

The contract caterers HC3S provide a balanced and nutritious meal consisting of several choices of hot dishes, fresh vegetables and salads. Whole food ingredients are used in bread, pastry and pizza dishes.  A pudding is included. 

For more information on the food choices for your child please click here

Sunrisers Breakfast club  runs Monday to Friday from 7:45am until 8:35am. 

We do not currently provide an afterschool club, however we do offer some exciting externally run clubs. For more information on these clubs, please click here.

Please note these clubs may not be available to Year R children.