Garden Fields JMI School | Townsend Drive, St Albans, AL3 5RL | 01727 890440

Garden Fields JMI School | Townsend Drive, St Albans, AL3 5RL
01727 890440

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Garden Fields JMI School

Growing Hearts and Minds

Building children’s confidence, igniting a love of learning and creating wonderful memories

Part of the Alban Academies Trust
Sharing Educational Excellence

GFS Logo

Garden Fields JMI School

Growing Hearts and Minds

Building children’s confidence, igniting a love of learning and creating wonderful memories

Part of the Alban Academies Trust
Sharing Educational Excellence

RETURN TO SCHOOL – INFORMATION PAGE

SCHOOL DAY

Children in EYFS should follow the induction timetable at the begining of term. From Monday 13th September children can arrive between 8:50 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

Children in Years 1 – 6 can arrive between 8:40 a.m. and 8:50 a.m.

School ends at 3:15 p.m.

Parents are requested not to come into the school building  – we will continue to have members of staff on the playgrounds/entrances at the beginning of the day and messages can be sent – including those for teaching staff –  via our admin email address – admin@gardenfields.herts.sch.uk

Collection / Drop Off Points

Reception Reception Play Ground
Year 1 Lower School Office except Oak Class (Mrs Soans) – meet at Oak Class back entrance
Year 2 Lower middle playground and walk up steps (Cedar enter via Larch class)
Year 3 Lower middle playground and up Y3 steps
Year 4 Via entrance to Y4 corridor – car park side
Year 5 and Y6 Via Y6 corridor  – car park side
LUNCH MILK and FRUIT

All children should bring a NAMED water bottle to school with them every day. 

It is essential that any snacks / packed lunches do not contain any nuts. This is to protect children and staff with severe allergies.

Lunch
The school kitchen is open. The menu from September can be found HERE. The menu will change after October half term.

Parents of children in EYFS pre-order their child’s lunch. 

There have been no changes to allergy menus from last term.

Milk
Parents have pre-ordered milk.

Snacks
EYFS, Years 1-2 – the govement continue to provide a piece of fruit/vegetable daily.

KS2 – The KS2 voucher scheme will not be running for the foreseable future. Please provide your child with a suitable snack for break time, preferably a piece of fruit or vegetable.

UNIFORM and PE

Uniform expectations remain as usual however, as classrooms will have windows open, children can wear a warm top in addition to their usual uniform.

Please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing for the weather – suitable outdoor clothing such as a waterproof coat and sensible shoes.

Parents of younger children may wish to pack a spare uniform in case of accidents.

Children should come to school in their PE kit on the days they have PE. 

Children should come to school in their PE kit on the following days starting week commencing 6th September 2021 (Except EYFS): 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
EYFS
From 13th Sept
NOT 27th Sept – photograph day
       
Year 1       PE  
Year 2

  PE Pine ONLY

NOT 27th Sept – photograph day
  PE 
 PE
Larch & Cedar ONLY 
Year 3      PE   PE 
Year 4    PE     SWIMMING Autumn Term – come in uniform
Year 5

PE

NOT 27th Sept – photograph day
  PE    
Year 6    PE     PE 

 

MEDICAL / ILLNESS

If your child requires medication in school for a medical condition e.g. asthma, EPIPEN then please ensure that this comes in with your child, in a labelled clear bag/container on their first day. Please bring to the school office.

Children in Y6, who are travelling by themselves to school, should bring their medication to the school office on arrival.

The usual arrangements will apply if your child becomes unwell in school. We will contact you to ask for them to be collected as soon as possible. Please ensure that all contact details are up to date. Thank you.

Please refer to our illness/medical page for guidance around common child illnesses.