Sidegate Primary School

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Welcome to Sidegate Primary School's Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Reception Classes


Click on the link below to watch our video and to help you prepare for September.

Transition Presentation - to accompany our welcome video.


REVISED 14/07/20 EYFS First Days in School Dates. You will receive a separate notification which group your child will be in for these days.

Dear Parents


We are excited to welcome your child(ren) to Sidegate in September.  Usually, we enjoy meeting you all in early June and then the children come in for a morning at the end of the month.  Unfortunately due to the current circumstances we are not able to do transition as we normally would. 


We will update this section of our website as new information becomes available.  A video is available above to help you prepare for September and to introduce you to the Early Years staff .  Please make sure you watch this together with the presentation. We hope that all of your questions will be answered within the video and on our website.  


The link to our Google survey above will give you the opportunity to ask any additional questions.  A FAQ sheet will be issued in response to this.


On Monday 20th July, we would like to invite you to come to school with your child to ‘Meet the Teacher’, listen to a story and see your classroom and outdoor area. Each session will last about 40 minutes and will enable your child to meet their teacher for next year.  This will not be a time where you can have one to one conversations or ask questions of teachers.  There will be an opportunity to do this on the afternoon of your child’s first day in school.  


Due to Covid-19 regulations, it is important that we follow strict rules for ‘meet the teacher’.


  • Please make sure your child comes with just one adult. We cannot accommodate other family members too. 
  • We will be limiting the amount of children in at one time (max 6 in each group). 


You can sign up to ‘Meet the Teacher’ by clicking on the link below for your child’s class.  


All our letters, forms and communications are sent through ParentMail, unless there is a paper form which requires completion. You should have received an email invitation to register for ParentMail using the email address supplied on the green admission form. Please do contact the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Morris if you require any assistance with the registration process. If you have not received an email or you have updated your email address, please contact the school office as soon as possible.  


We are in the process of preparing a paper pack of information for our families and will notify you once this is available.


We look forward to seeing you soon. 

Miss Goodacre - Acting Phase Leader 

Children return to school on Thursday 3rd September. Visit the 'Parents' section to view our FAQs and staggered opening times. We are awaiting further Government guidance which is due on 11/08/20.