St John's C of E Primary School

"Use your God-given gifts to serve others." 1 Peter 4: 10

Frequently asked questions

What should my child bring in the Autumn Term?

  • Change of clothes (pants, socks, trousers, t-shirt). Please label all clothes and especially the St John's jumper.
  • Warm coat (plus hat, gloves, and scarf as it gets colder)
  • Wellington boots and waterproof trousers/ suit (for rainy days)
  • Blue St John's book bag (or similar)


What does my child need to wear?

  • Own clothes with the royal blue St John's jumper.


How can I prepare my child for Nursery?

* Talk about going to Nursery and what fun they are going to have.

* Use pretend play to explore the idea of Nursery.

* Make a game out of self-help skills e.g

- unzipping coat

- hanging coat up 

- putting shoes on 

- washing hands

- going to the toilet 


Tips for the night before Nursery

  • Answer any last-minute questions from your child.
  • Let your child choose (weather- and school-appropriate) clothes for her first day.
  • Make sure that your child goes to bed on time.
  • Pick a bedtime that gives your child a good night’s rest before the first day. Keep the bedtime routine soothing and relaxing. Don’t focus too much (or at all!) on the first day of school unless he/she wants to.

Tips for the first day of Nursery 

  • Wake up early enough so that you and your child don’t have to rush to get to Nursery.
  • Make breakfast for your child and, if possible, sit down to eat together—or at least talk as they eat and you get ready.
  • Review the day’s routine (what Nursery will be like, how your child will get to school/come home).
  • Pack your child’s backpack together. 


How are we making sessions covid safe?


* We ask that only adult per child comes to each session.

* We have hand sanitisation and wash facilities for your safety. Please practise using these with your child.

* Staff will wear visors and we ask parents to wear masks as much as possible. 

* All parents/ carers stay in the garden - only 1 parent inside.

* We are asking parents/ carers to inform the school office if they have covid.

* We ask that children stay at home if they or parents are feeling unwell.