We are delightful that you have expressed an interest in your child place to join us here at Oasis Academy Don Valley. We would like to take the time to formally welcome you and your family to Oasis Academy Don Valley community.
The EYFS allocation is officially released mid-April. We will be formally welcoming you and your family by letter week commencing the 19th of April with more information about this year's transition activities .
Over the next few months, lots of decisions and plans will be put in to place to ensure that your child’s transition to Oasis Academy Don Valley is as smooth as possible. We want to reassure you that we will assist you in any way we can to ensure all children arrive for their first day at Oasis Academy Don Valley excited and prepared. We will be working closely with nurseries and families over the next few months to ensure that this transition is as seamless as possible for our 2021 Reception cohort.
Due to current restrictions, we will initially be running our transition events virtually. As these restrictions lift, we look forward to welcoming you into the Academy during the Summer Term.
Please explore the EYFS transition webpages to find out more information about your child's transition to EYFS.
Should you have any questions, queries or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us via: DON.email@example.com.
How long is the school day?
Typically, the school day starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.15pm.
Any changes for September 2021 would be communicated fully to all parents and carers before the start of the term, as well as publicised on our website.
What is available to eat and drink during the day?
Children receive a free hot school meal every day. The Academy menu includes pizza, sausage and mash, pasta and fish fingers and chips. There is a a choice between meat or vegetarian. Allergies are catered for, just make sure to let staff know prior to starting. With the meal, children have water provided.
Throughout the day, children have access to water and healthy snacks. Children under the age of 5 receive free milk. Once your child turns 5, they can continue to receive this if paid for.
What do I need to bring on my first day?
Children will need their book bag (if they have received this) and a labelled bottle of water. Everything else will be provided.
Who will help me when I am in the Academy?
All adults will be around to help you. In each Reception class there will be a teacher and a teaching assistant. There will also be other adults who might come in to help throughout the day, including Playworkers at lunch time
Can I bring in my own toys?
Please do not bring any toys from home. We have plenty of resources for you to use in the classroom
Do I need a PE kit?
We have one session of PE a week, at first we practise taking our shoes and socks off. Halfway through the first term, we start to change for PE. PE kits consist of a white t-shirt and black shorts/leggings. Reception children do not need PE pumps as PE takes place indoors and bare footed.
How can my grown-up find out how I am doing in the Academy?
We hold parents evenings two times a year, which allows grown-ups to get an update on your progress.
Parents can also phone the Academy or use Purple Mash to email and arrange an appointment with your teacher.
Can I attend breakfast club and after-school clubs?
Breakfast club is available for Reception children, starting at 8am.
After- school clubs are available to Reception children after the first half term (October) 3.15-4pm