Welcome to Reception, September 2020

Welcome to Lingfield Primary School.  We are so looking forward to meeting our September 2020 Reception children. 

During this unprecedented time, please rest assured that we are still here to answer any of your questions and make your child’s transition into school life at Lingfield as smooth as possible.

We have some transition information for you to read through before your child joins us in September to make the process as seamless as possible.

Due to the current restrictions in place, we are unable to hold our parent welcome evening. Instead we have created a welcome presentation from our Headteacher and Year 6 leaders.

Welcome presentation video 

Welcome presentation for new parents

Welcome letter from our Headteacher

Welcome social story

The Reception team

A typical Reception day

HOME VISITS

Unfortunately due the current situation, we will be unable to do home visits.  However, class teachers will be in touch virtually via Tapestry.  Please give your consent to Tapestry via SIMS Pay (see below) and then you will receive log in details.

SCHOOL APP

Make sure you don’t miss out on any school communications by having the school app on your phone.  Please click here to view instructions on how to download.

SIMS PAY

This is our online payment system which will be used throughout your child's time at our school.  You will shortly receive an email with details of how to register an account for your child.  Please click here for a how to guide.

The following consent forms are available for you to complete, please visit the Events option:

  • E-Safety
  • Parent Handbook & Charter
  • Photo consent 1
  • Photo consent 2
  • Photo consent 3
  • School dog
  • Sharing photos and filming
  • Tapestry

Please ensure you check out as if you were making a payment.

START DATES

Due to changes in Government guidelines, we are unable to give dates at this time.  So please ensure you download the school app as we will communicate these dates with you once we are certain of September arrangements.

Usually children will attend on a part-time basis, mornings only, for a short length of time and then attend full time.

TAPESTRY

Tapestry is an easy-to-use, secure online learning journal which enables staff and families to capture, share and celebrate each child's  individual achievements and milestones. Learning and progress is documented through photos and videos and an ongoing dialogue between home and school. 

UNIFORM

Uniform reflects a pride in the school and respect of the school rules. When your child starts in reception they will need the following items of uniform:

  • White embroidered polo shirt *
  • Navy blue sweatshirt or cardigan *
  • Grey trousers or shorts
  • Grey pinafore, skirt or blue checked summer dresses
  • Safe, sensible black shoes
  • Grey, black or white plain socks or tights
  • Book bag *
  • White P.E. t-shirt * (not needed for the first term in Reception)
  • Navy shorts (not needed for the first term in Reception)
  • P.E. bag * (not needed for the first term in Reception)

* Available to order from the school through SIMS Pay. 

Once the order has been made up, you will receive an email or phone call from us with an appointment time to collect the uniform.  If you do have to change sizes then any returns will be quarantined for 72 hours.  Uniform will not be able to collected during the school holidays (22nd July until 2nd September) but we will endeavour to do it as soon as possible when we return.

Please find below some general information about the school or if you have any questions about your child starting in September, please contact Mrs Sharon Dowds, Admissions, sdowds@lingfield.surrey.sch.uk or telephone 01342 832626.

ABSENCE AND ILLNESS

Parents must ensure that they contact Mrs Nicki Dervishi (School Attendance Officer) by 9.15am on the first day of absence and every subsequent day their child is absent by calling the school office 01342 832626 or emailing absence@lingfield.surrey.sch.uk

BREAKFAST AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

At this current time we are unsure when our Breakfast and After School Club will be re-opening but for further details and to express and interest, please click here for Breakfast Club and here for After School FUN Club.

CHANGE OF DETAILS

For any information changes please email info@lingfield.surrey.sch.uk.

COOL MILK

School milk is an important part of a child’s diet. Milk provides a number of health benefits.  All children who are under 5 years old or are registered as pupil premium are eligible for free milk. If you are not entitled to free milk you can pay for your child to have it at school.  Please visit www.coolmilk.com to register your child to receive free milk or wish to pay.

LABELLING CLOTHES

Please ensure all clothing/shoes and bags are clearly labelled as it is easier to find if the item becomes lost.

MEDICATION AND INHALERS

Where possible the need for medicines to be administered at school should be avoided, however, we understand that there are times this is unavoidable.  You will need to complete and sign a ‘Medication Request’ form (medication forms).  This will need to be given to a member of staff with the original container as dispensed by a Pharmacist and be clearly labelled. Parents must bring in any equipment required to administer the medicine e.g. medicine spoons, oral syringes.

Non-prescription medications, including cough sweets, are not to be brought into school.

If your child has an Inhaler, please complete and sign an ‘Inhaler Request’ form and give to a member of staff in its original container as dispensed by a Pharmacist, with the label on.  Please also bring in their Asthma Treatment Plan so that we can keep a copy at school. This inhaler, along with a spacer, can be left at school for your child to use.

SCHOOL MEALS & PACKED LUNCHES

Our school meals are provided by Radish Catering. Each dish is prepared on site using fresh, local produce. Our home cooked meals meet the required national nutritional standards.  We will ask your menu choices once your child has started with us, however if you have any queries about meals, please contact Mrs Nikki Dow, ndow@lingfield.surrey.sch.uk.

TERM DATES

These can be found by clicking here.