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The Downley School

“Learning, Growing and Succeeding Together”

Year Group Information

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to The Downley School Reception Class area and a new school year. 

Just a reminder that we aim to use the outdoor classroom as much as possible. Please make sure your child comes to school with a named coat every day and, when needed, named gloves, hats etc... Please make sure your child has a waterproof coat and wellies to be kept in school and please make sure these are labelled clearly. We have a wellie swap outside the front entrance of school if you need to find a pair for your child. We would also appreciate if you could ensure your child has a named change of clothes.

The children are all provided with a healthy snack each day, if you decide to send your child in with a snack please ensure that it is a fruit or vegetable and inside their book bags, this ensures there is no confusion over what is for lunch and what is their snack.

Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school so that they have access to water throughout the day whenever they feel thirsty. This should be a clear bottle of plain water with a sports type lid. Please ensure that this is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Each child will be coming home with two reading books and a reading diary. They will be sent home on a Friday and we ask that they are returned to school on Tuesdays to ensure they can be changed each week. 

We will be having our PE lessons on Mondays. Please send your child into school in their PE kits on this day.

We ask that you do not send in backpacks, please send your child in with their belongings in their bookbags.

If your child is having a packed lunch, please ensure that this lunch does not contain any type of nuts or seeds and that any birthday sweets brought into school are also nut free. Sweets are always given to the children to take home, never eaten in school. Please note there is a ban on kiwi fruit in school due to a child with a severe allergic reaction - please ensure your child's lunch or snack does not include this fruit.

If you have any other queries please don’t hesitate to send a message through the school website.

Yours sincerely

Miss Nash and Miss O'Reilly