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Getting ready to start at KPNS?

Whether you are just about to start in the Foundation Unit or you our joining us from another school you can use this blog page to find out lots of information to help you on your way.

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  • New starters meeting video

    Published 10/06/21, by Sara Lindley

    If you couldn't make it to the New Starters meeting then don't worry!

    As long as you don't mind me waffling on a bit I have made a video for you all , so you don't miss a thing.

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  • 21 Handy tips for New Starters

    Published 09/06/21, by Sara Lindley

    We are very much looking forward to greeting the parents of our 'New Starters' on Thursday Evening at 6pm on the 10th June.

    In the meantime we found this website that has lots of tips in one place that are pretty good!

    To be taken to the interactive website click here.

    This website also allows you to click on highlighted key phrases and  words and taking you to a new tab that goes into more detail when you want something explained further.

    See you soon

    Mrs Lindley

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  • Welcoming our new Starters for 2021!

    Published 05/06/21, by Sara Lindley

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  • Welcome from Mr Cresswell

    Published 30/04/21, by Peter Cresswell


    Dear Parents,

    We are delighted that you have chosen to send your child to Keyworth Primary and Nursery School and look forward to working with you over the coming months to ensure your child has the best possible start to school life. Whether this is your first child joining Keyworth, or you have had other children pass through our school, we know how important it is that you get all the information you need to prepare for school life.

    The current coronavirus situation means our transition will need to be different this year - we typically arrange pupil visits and parents' meetings to share information and help you and your child get a feel for life at Keyworth. As such, the meetings we had planned for this will not go ahead. However, we will be sharing information and contacting you over the next week or so in a range of different ways:

    • If your child is just starting school they will be starting in the Foundation Unit.
    • There is an email address for you to contact the Foundation staff and they will endeavour to answer any questions you may have - 
    • Mrs Lindley, Mrs Gerrard or Mrs Boon will be contacting you by phone to touch base and get to know you and your child a little better. If you are new to the school, you can arrange an appointment to come and see the school and meet the team in person. At the moment we do these after main school hours to reduce contact with other adults and children (In line with Covid restrictions)
    • Mrs Buttery in the office will be contacting you about issues linked to administration (Please complete the pupil data form she has sent previously if you haven't done so already)
    • We frequently update the school website, so have a browse if you have time and would like to learn more about the school.

    I'm sure you understand that the government's guidelines  for schools at the moment means that our usual procedures for welcoming you and your children into their new school are a little different . We are very hopeful that things will return to normal in time for the new school year.

    Please let us know us if there are any adjustments we need to make to support you as we plan for September. We hope you and your child will enjoy your years at Keyworth Primary, and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our ‘family’!

    Kind regards,

    Mr Cresswell

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  • A Photo tour of the Foundation Unit

    Published 29/04/21, by Sara Lindley

    Times are strange at the moment with the restrictions due to Coronavirus.

    Our Foundation Unit is set up at the moment according to the guidelines to keep the children safe whilst enjoying the school environment.

    For new starters we would normally invite you in to take a real life tour and spend some time getting to know us.

    At the moment this isn't possible but we wanted to give you something that you could share with your child.

    We have put together a few photos that show you the different areas of the unit.

    Alternatively, you can watch the pictures come to life on one of our blogs. Please bear in mind that the videos were put together to welcome the children back after 'Lockdown' so that they could see the changes that had been made to their environment. Click here to be taken to the 'Bubbles' blog page.

    We are in the process of getting your welcome pack ready.

    Feel free to contact us in the meantime  if there are any questions you would like to ask.


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  • Family activities in the Foundation Unit

    Published 28/04/21, by Sara Lindley

    In the Foundation unit we like families to get involved. This year has been particularly challenging due to all of the COVID retsrictions.

    When things finally get back to normal we will be starting Welcome Wednesdays!

    We will let you know as soon as they are starting again.

    They will be held every Wednesday morning for about 30-40 minutes and family members who can attend will be invited to come and join us for an activity or visit. Grandparents, siblings are all welcome to come and join us at this time and feel part of the school.

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  • Our School Uniform

    Published 27/04/21, by Sara Lindley

    Pupils should wear:

    Grey skirt or pinafore dress
    Black or grey trousers or shorts
    White Polo shirt / Blouse or shirt
    Red and white checked dress
    Red sweatshirt, cardigan or fleece
    Flat, plain black shoes that do not feature branding ( not trainers)

    For PE:
    Black/Navy shorts
    White T Shirt
    Plimsolls or trainers
    Tracksuit or warm top for cold weather
    PE kits should be kept in school at all times

    The following can be purchased from school:

    Cardigans/ Jumpers with school Logo £8
    Fleeces with Logo £11
    Book bags £4
    PE bags £4
    White pole shirts with logo £5.50 ( limited sizes)
    Sizes 3/4yrs, 5/6yrs, 7/8yrs, 9/10yrs, 11 and 13 yrs

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