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Remote Learning (in the event of closure due to coronavirus)


In the event of the school or the year group bubble being closed due to coronavirus Reception's learning will be now be via Google Classroom. 


Remote Learning Timetable for Reception

Home Learning Resources




Information for Autumn Term 2020

Welcome to the Autumn Term 2020

Classes & Teachers

Sun Bear (D)

| Mr Parkinson (Teacher) and Mrs Mehiri (TA)

Gazelle (E)  

| Miss Mistry (Teacher) and Mrs Watling (TA)

Morning Drop Off Time

Entrance gate for Gazelle and Sun Bear classes: Nursery Gate, St Ann’s Hill

Drop off time: 8:45am - 8:55am

Please make sure your child arrives at school in their 10-minute window each morning. 

Afternoon Pick Up Time

Collection time: 3:05pm

There is a different location for each Reception class to be collected by parents and carers: 

  • Sun Bear Class: 
    Collection Gate: Main Gate, Swaffield Road
    Children in Sun Bear Class should be collected from the Top Playground by the Lilley Suite.
  • Gazelle Class: 
    Collection Gate: Nursery Gate, St Ann's Hill
    Children in Gazelle Class should be collected from the Reception classes' outside area.

Please make sure your child is picked up on time at the end of the day. 

Please phone the School Office on 020 8874 2825 if you are delayed. 
If you've arranged for someone else to collect your child please inform
the class teacher, teaching assistant or office staff in advance.

Important Information for Autumn Term 2020

These documents have been sent home and contain useful information for parents/carers.

 News & Dates

  • We send letters and other important information to parents and carers via email. It's really important that you ensure the School Office has your current email address.
  • School App - we communicate with parents frequently on the school app. Please ensure you have downloaded it and signed up. We will give you details of how to do this, including the passcode, once your child is in Reception.

  • Please also check the Calendar and Term Dates.

Check out: 
Click on the logo on the left to access Reception's programmes


Click on the purple box below to see all programmes on Swaffield's YouTube Channel 

YouTube Channel 




School uniform and P.E. kit is compulsory.

All clothing (including hats, scarves) must be labelled with your child’s name and class.
Reception children do not usually need trainers for P.E. other than sports day and other special events.

Please visit our Uniform page for details of our uniform policy and the link to our supplier where you can purchase uniform featuring the Swaffield School logo.

Break Time

Milk is available break time for those who have signed up to the Cool Milk service. Milk is free for under 5’s as well as those who get free school meals and subsidised for all other primary school children. When your child turns five years old, please ensure you've registered and paid if you would like your child to continue to get school milk. Find out more including how to register by visiting www.coolmilk.com

Please note that Swaffield has a "No Nuts" policy.

Lunch Time

Lunch for Reception pupils is from 11.45am to 12.45pm

You'll receive a copy of the school lunch menu which runs on a 3-week cycle. Follow this link for information about school lunch and the current menu.

Children in Reception receive a FREE SCHOOL MEAL, which is funded by the Government. A separate registration form must be completed for this. Your child may have a packed lunch, provided by you, if you prefer.

Please make sure this is in a clearly named container (not a plastic bag) and that it complies with our School Meal and Packed Lunch Policy. You may decide on a half-termly basis whether your child will have school lunch or packed lunch; any changes must be notified in writing to the School Office before the end of each half term. It is not possible to change on a daily or weekly basis.

Please note that Swaffield has a "No Nuts" policy.


You can read more about homework and our expectations for each year group here.


Follow this link to find out more about reading and books or download a suggested reading list for Reception and Nursery here.

Meeting Teachers

The teachers are always pleased to see parents or carers of the children they teach, but it is not possible for them to talk to you when they are responsible for a class.

Teachers are happy to make an appointment for before or after school. The Head, Deputy and Assistant Head are very happy to see parents or carers at almost any time. If you prefer, you can ring to make an appointment to see either of them.

You'll be invited to meet your child’s class teacher for a private 15 minute appointment to discuss progress in the Autumn Term and the Spring Term.

Likewise we might discuss any concerns we have with relevant professionals and will inform parents if any action is required to support your child

We want parents to feel welcome in our school. Please see your child’s teacher if you would like to help, for example, by accompanying classes on outings or helping with reading for the first half-hour of the day.

Online Safety

Click on the green button below for information about Online Safety. 

Advice for online safety