A very warm welcome from Mr Ward (Headteacher) and all the staff, at Greenlands Primary School.
We are thoroughly delighted that your child will be joining our reception class in September and we are very much looking forward to getting to know you all!
Starting school should be a happy and exciting time, but we understand that it can be a daunting time too. We are sure that you'll have lots of questions; we hope the information here will help answer some, if not all, of those questions.
We hope that you are looking forward to September, even if things are a little tricky at the moment. Please rest assured that we will do our utmost best to make you and your child feel secure, valued and part of the Royal Rise family. Our aim is to provide your child with the very best education possible, to help them become 'The best that they can be' and we hope that you will work with us, in partnership, to achieve this vision.
If you've read the information below but still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can contact the school office on: 01474 703178 or by email email@example.com
Once Staffing is confirmed for next year we will be able to confirm the adults that will be working with you from September.
All staff across the school are delighted that you have chosen to join us from September.
How do we enter the school and where is my class room?
Due to unfortunate circumstances we haven't been able to welcome you to our school as we would usually do, so we've put together a few pictures, videos and interactive tours so that you can better acquaint yourself with the school grounds.
The main entrance to the school, for pupils is Via Green Street Green Road.
Please note that we ask that parents use the car park on the right hand side of the school gates. Please do not park in front of these gates as they are used for emergency access.
Entrance to your classroom will be via the side of the school and through the green gate at the top of the site, when you come and visit us for a transition day you will get the chance to see this fully.
Your classroom space is being developed to further improve the provision for all children for September 2021 - watch this space for more information.
What will my classroom look like?
We're very excited to welcome you to our 'Virtual School', below you'll be able to move around your classroom, as well as the rest of the school!
My child is nervous, how can I support their transition to Primary School?
Starting Primary school can be daunting. We'll do everything we can to make sure your child feels supported; should you need to contact the class teachers to discuss anxiety, worries or any other matter, you can contact them via the class email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child has already had an additional need identified then please make an appointment to meet with Mrs Lockhart (School SENCo) to discuss needs further. She can be contacted on: email@example.com
When does school start?
School will start for all children from 6th September 2021, details of the times will be made available in the coming weeks
What does a day at Greenlands look like?
The children can arrive at school between 8:40 and 8:55.
Lunch time is between 12:00 and 1:00
End of the school day is 3:10
Additional timings will be made available nearer the start of the year
Communicating with you
At Greenlands we use a variety of platforms to ensure that we can communicate important information with you.
Tapestry - In Reception we use Tapestry to track progress and growth. It's a great place to see what your child has been getting up to during their time at school. Once your child has started you'll receive an email inviting you to create an account with Tapestry, so that you can see what they get up to during the school day.
Arbor - Is our main platform that we use to send out letters and other important information. Once your child has started, you'll receive an email from us asking you to sign up to Arbor and to download the Arbor App; it's an excellent tool that keeps everything in one place - making keeping up to date, a little easier.
Facebook - We use Facebook to show our parents what we get up to at Royal Rise: our amazing work, as well as keeping you up to date with any events that we might have. Be sure to 'like' our page, so you don't miss anything!
You can find all the others ways we communicate with you here
What uniform is required and where can I purchase it?
Greenlands branded uniform is provided by TFS Schoolwear on their website or at the TFS store 45 Spital Street, Dartford, Kent DA1 2DX.
Please note that unbranded articles of uniform can be purchased from any shop or supplier.
Details on the items of uniform required are below:
We ask that ALL uniform must be labelled with your child’s name, preferably with iron-on or sewn in tags, as these are better lasting, as hand written names are often too faded to identify.
Break and Lunch time
Milk and fresh, seasonal fruit is provided to all EYFS and Key Stage 1 children. Should your child have a dairy intolerance, or allergy, you are more than welcome to send an alternative that can be used for break times.
All EYFS and KS1 children are entitled to receive universal free school meals, as funded by the government. Our school meals are provided by Total Catering Solutions who provide an excellent variety of wholesome, delicious meals. For more information, or to have a look at the current menu, please visit our School meals page.
Should you send your child with a packed lunch, we request that children are sent with a varied, healthy lunch.
Please note that we are a 'nut-free' school; any food items containing nuts are strictly prohibited.
Before and After School Care
We provide a wrap around care provision called 'Kids Club', at which children will be provided meals, additional educational support and lots of fun!
For more information please visit the Breakfast and After School Club Page