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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 Parents' Booklet

    Published 29/06/20, by Peter Cresswell

    We normally hold a meeting to welcome you into the KPNS family with an introduction to the Foundation Unit!

    Normal service will hopefully resume soon but we wanted to give you information about your child starting school. Please watch the video below where you will find lots of useful information and answers to many 'Frequently Asked Questions'.

    We look forward to seeing you in person as soon as we can!

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  • Welcome from Mr Cresswell

    Published 26/06/20, 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 the 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:

    • Your child will be in 'The Meadow’ class. We have created a blog called ‘Getting Ready to Start at KPNS’ on our school website and have subscribed you so you should get emails when it is updated.
    • There is an email address - - which will be live from 26th June where you can send questions about transition arrangements for September (Please allow up to a working week for a reply)
    • Mrs Lindley and Mrs Gerrard 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.
    • We have prepared a powerpoint with key information about the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, which will be shared on the ‘Getting Ready…’ blog.
    • 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 plans for schools in September have not been announced, but as soon as they are, we will update you. 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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  • Take a look at your new teachers.

    Published 19/06/20, by Sara Lindley

    Hi there.

    We are going to be the teachers in the Foundation Unit next year

    Mrs Lindley, Mrs Gerrard and Mrs Boon.

    As we can't meet you in person yet we thought we would send you links to some of the activities we have been doing for home learners recently.

    That way you can get used to seeing us.

    There are lots of videos of us setting activity challenges so even more chance to watch us in action!

    Click here to go to our class blog page.  Lots of the blog posts have videos of us so take a look.

    You could even have a go at some of the activities!

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  • A Photo tour of the Foundation Unit

    Published 19/06/20, 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 19/06/20, by Sara Lindley

    In the Foundation unit we like families to get involved.

    This year we have been holding weekly Family Friday's 

    Next year we will be changing that to Welcome Wednesdays!

    This will be held every Wednesday morning for about 30-40 minutes and family members who can attend 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 11/05/20, 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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