Early Years Foundation Stage – Nursery & Reception
In Nursery children are collected from the Nursery door. Parents are welcome to collect the children up to 15 minutes before the end of the session. Nursery staff will hand the children over to the person collecting them. We set up a password for all children and this is used when it is not the usual person collecting them. Please if you could let us know if this is happening by speaking to or emailing one of the nursery team.
Nursery staff are always able to take messages on the door and if you would like a longer conversation we ask that you wait until all the children have been collected.
Reception children are collected from their classroom doors. As with Nursery, the children will be handed over to the person collecting them. A password will be set up for when children are being collected by someone else. Please let us know if this is happening.
Reception teachers are always available to have a talk with parents once the children have all been handed over.
Year 1 to 6
For the rest of the school, from 3.25pm parents may wish to wait for their children in the KS1 playground or near the designated exit path and the internal gates will be opened to allow access. Year 1 children will exit from their classroom doors and will be handed over by the teacher or teaching assistant. Y2 to Y6 children will be brought on to the playground by their teacher and then children can go to the person collecting them. Please ensure you have updated your child’s collection procedure, a form can obtained from the office.
Please do not bring dogs, bicycles, skateboards, scooters or anything else that could be a hazard to the children (and other parents.)
If EYFS and KS1 children are going to Skittles (after school club) they will be met by a staff member and taken to the school hall. KS2 children make their own way to the school hall once school has finished.
For details on joining the Spanish Lessons on a Friday lunch time please contact Helen Sayer on 07759665650
On Friday 14th December we are going to the Arc in Stockton for a theatrical performance of Miracle on 34th street. The Friends of Chandlers Ridge have purchased the tickets for the children, therefore we are just asking for a voluntary contribution of £4.75 to cover the cost of the transport. We will be leaving school at 12.45pm. The show doesn’t finish till 3.30pm so we should be back at school for 4.00pm depending on traffic.
Come and join in with Simon Carson’s After School Football Club every Friday 3:30pm until 4:30pm if interested please come along with your child and speak to the football coach to enrol. £3 per session Football/PE Kit needed.
The Coulby Newham Cathedral will be the venue for our carol concert this year on Monday 17th December at 6.30pm. Each year group from Year 1 to Year 6 and choir will be singing. There will also be some readings from the Christmas story.
Children and parents are invited back for 6.30pm start, if everyone can start to arrive from 6.15pm. Children will be sat with their class in the front rows of the cathedral. Children are to come wearing their school uniform.
Tuesday 18th December – Nursery Christmas Party (which will be whatever session your child usually attends). Please come to school dressed in your party clothes for the whole day.
If your child is part of the Vocalize sessions ran by Sarah O’shea they will be performing in the school hall at the following Christmas Performances on Tuesday 18th December
KS2 Musical Theatre – 3.45pm
KS1 Vocalize Choir – 4.30pm
The price is £3 per person entry on the door and all money will be going to Zoes Place Baby Hospice.
For our Christmas parties, our school kitchen will be providing our party food, this will include sandwiches, crisps, a cake and biscuits. Children are to come wearing their party clothes for the whole day. Please don’t forget a coat as they will be playing outside at lunchtime!
Wednesday 19th December – Y4/5 am
For our Christmas parties, our school kitchen will be providing our party food, this will include sandwiches, crisps, a cake and biscuits. Children are to come wearing their party clothes for the whole day. Please don’t forget a coat as they will be playing outside at breaktime!
Wednesday 19th December – Y1/2 pm
Nursery and Reception children are taking part in a Big Read on Thursday 20th December for parents to come in and read with your children. Please see further details your Tapestry account.
Christmas Disco’s look out in the newsletter for times to be confirmed. Tickets will be available to purchase on your ParentMail account closer to the date.