Early Years Updates - 12th May 2021

12th May 2021

12th May 2021


Dear Parents/Carers of children in Nursery and Reception,

I am writing to give you some updates for our Early Years classes here at Lemington Riverside.


From Monday 17th May children in Nursery and Reception should be dropped off at the entrances on the main playground between 8:45 and 9:00am. Reception children should enter through the right hand door in the Early Years Building, with Nursery children entering through the left hand door. Staff will be at the doors to greet your child!


A polite reminder that children in Nursery finish school at 2:45pm (Monday-Thursday) and 1:45pm on a Friday. Children in Reception finish school at 3pm (Monday-Thursday) and 2pm on a Friday.

We offer a free homework club for all children every Friday between home time and 3:15pm – please contact the office to complete a consent form if you’d like your child to attend. We also offer Riverside Wraparound provision from 7:45am every morning and until 5:15pm every evening. This is a paid for provision and further details can be found on our website.


Children in Nursery and Reception have been enjoying workshops in our Edible Playground this week. They have planting seeds and learning all about how plants grow. We definitely have some gardeners of the future in Early Years!


Remember, you can keep up to date with all of the brilliant things your child is up to in school on Tapestry – photos are added daily for your child and it’s a lovely record of their learning and progress in school. If you don’t have a log in or you’ve forgotten it please speak to Miss Jeffcock or Mrs. Corr.

We love reading your comments on Tapestry so please feel free to them add on!


If you have applied for a Reception place for September 2021, a reminder that you must contact the local authority to accept your child’s place. You can do this by calling 0191 278 7878 (and asking for Schools Admissions) or by dropping them an email admissions.information@newcastle.gov.uk (you should include your child’s name, date of birth and that you would like to accept their place at Lemington Riverside)

We do have a limited number of places in our Nursery and Reception classes available for September 2021. A reminder that we offer 30-hour free provision to all children in Nursery from their 3rd birthday, subject to places available.

If you have friends or relatives looking for Nursery or Reception places please tell them to give us a call on 0191 267 4315 or email admin@lemingtonriverside.newcastle.sch.uk

Thank you for your continued support. It is a pleasure to have your child in our Early Years provision here at Lemington Riverside!

Take care,


Mr. Heeley

Head Teacher