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St Joseph's Catholic

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Inspired by the life of St Joseph, we live, love and learn together

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Parents FAQs


This link explains some areas of EYFS. 

Q: Does St Joseph's Catholic Primary School provide a breakfast club service?

A: Yes. This is from 8am and currently cost £2 per child per day.


Q: What skills does my child need before starting school?

A: Practical skills, such as being able to get changed for PE independently, recognise their name on their coat peg and wipe their own bottom.


Q: Do I need to label my childs clothes and belongings?

A: Most definitely YES!! (Please).


Q: What if my child has trouble settling in?

A: Some children struggle to settle in at school at first, but Class 1 staff have a wealth of experience in helping them adapt, and it can be reassuring to find out how they’ll handle any wobbles.


Q: How do I tell you who will be collecting my child from school?

A; In the interests of safety, schools will ask you to inform them about who will usually pick your child up at the end of the day.  Please tell tell us in the morning if they’ll be going home with a friend.


Q: Do I need to provide a snack?

A: No, healthy snacks are provided but your child will need a named water bottle.


QWhat if my child still has accidents?

A: Many Reception children have the occasional accident, and even children who’ve been toilet trained for years can slip up. Staff will be used to dealing with accidents, but it might put your mind at rest to keep a bag of spare clothes at school, for example.


Q: How can I support my childs learning at home?

A: Listen to your child read daily, read to them, play word or number games.


Q: When are reading books sent home and changed?

A: We will send them from the start of term, along with a reading record that both Class 1 staff and yourselves write in everytime your child has read. There will be a labelled box (my book needs changing) just outside of the classroom. As and when your child needs a new book, it will be their job to put their book bag in the box, which will then be changed by a member of staff.


Q: How do I contact you if I have a question or worry?

A: Small queries may be dealt with by having a quick word with me as I greet your child in the morning, or writing a note in your child’s reading diary. For bigger concerns, you may need to arrange a meeting. 


Q: Where do I purchase bookbags and ties?

A: Your childs first bookbag will be free and given to them on one of their transition days. Ties are available from school at a cost of £2.50.