EYFS September 2020 Update

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good Afternoon Parents and Carers,

Thank you for being so welcoming to members of our EYFS Team! We hope that you have now had time to read through the information in your child's Welcome Pack. I have also attached some additional information below from the Uniform Shop for your reference. 

Please note: EYFS pupils do not require tracksuits or trainers in their PE kits. The indoor PE kit and pumps is sufficient. Thank you.

In your pack, there is also a 'Starting School' booklet, that you may like to start completing with your child. This information will be useful to us, once we start your child's induction in school.

Please complete the Annual Permission Form and Collection from School form in your pack and return to School as soon as possible.


Telephone Consultation

Our Early Years Leader, Mrs Nichola Hanson, will contact you by telephone over the course of next two weeks. This will give you the opportunity to share your child's strengths, interests and any other information that is key to your child's transition to School in September.


Proposed Induction and Starting School Arrangements

We have carefully considered the Induction and Starting School Arrangements for our EYFS children in September. Our provision will continue to be determined by our risk assessment and we will continue to closely follow guidance from the Department for Education and Local Authority.

In planning for our new EYFS children to start school, we have carefully considered the extended period of time that children have had away from their Nurseries and Pre School Settings.


EYFS Parent Stay and Share Sessions

Monday 7th - Friday 11th September

9.30-11.30am or 1.15-3.15pm

We invite you to attend School with your child for two Stay and Share Sessions w/b Monday 7th September. Please request one morning and one afternoon session by emailing Mrs Hanson: induction@sherwood.lancs.sch.uk

Due to current Health and Safety restrictions, we will only be able to accommodate one parent to stay in each session and we are unable to accomodate any additional pre-school siblings. These sessions will give your child the opportunity to explore the EYFS unit with you and start to feel comfortable in their new environment. You will have the opportunity to meet all staff in the EYFS Unit and also become familiar with the organisation of the Unit.


EYFS Starting School Sessions

Monday 14th – Wednesday 23rd September

9.30-11.30am or 1.15-3.15pm

Our EYFS children are invited to start attending School without a parent from Monday 14th September. Please request either morning or afternoon sessions for Monday 14th – Wednesday 23rd September by emailing induction@sherwood.lancs.sch.uk


Full Time Provision

Thursday 24th September 8.55-3.25pm

It is our aim to start Full Time provision for all EYFS pupils from Thursday 24th September 8.55am-3.25pm (arrival from 8.45am).


BASE Provision

On Monday 28th September, we aim to open our BASE provision to our EYFS children and their siblings if it is determined safe to do so.


EYFS Parents Meeting

We invite one parent from each family to attend an EYFS Parents’ meeting on Wednesday 30th September at 6pm. At this meeting, we will be able to provide you with an update on provision and guide you through your child’s early learning experiences at Sherwood.

There are a number of restrictions that will remain in place in September, so we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding through this unprecedented period of time. Please do not hesitate to use the email address provided to ask any questions.



Kindest regards,

Mrs J Lumb


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Sherwood Primary School, Sherwood Way, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9GA

Mrs J Maddock | Tel: 01772 719093 | Email: admin@sherwood.lancs.sch.uk