Our Pre-School uniform is designed to be practical, comfortable and easy to wash (as the children do get dirty!). Wearing a uniform reduces wear and tear on children’s home clothes and takes away the need to choose an outfit every day. Most importantly, the children feel a sense of belonging and take pride in wearing their uniform.
All children must have a polo shirt and a fleece. These may be bought from The School Shop in Beaconsfield.
We have a second-hand shop in school that is open every Wednesday afternoon.
Other items that your child will need are:
- Navy joggers
- Navy shorts (for summer)
- Trainers – safe footwear is very important as the children have opportunities to climb.
- A coat: this can be of your choice but should be appropriate for the season as we spend a lot of time outside.
- A rucksack (large enough to contain a change of clothes).
Seasonal optional extras:
Outdoor learning is an important part of life at pre-school. When children wear appropriate clothes for the weather, they can learn more, for longer. We encourage children to dress themselves for outdoor learning. Accessories that they can keep in their drawer and recognise easily help them to be independent:
- Scarf, hat and gloves
“There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” Sir Ranulph Fiennes, explorer
Changing for PE:
In the Trinity (summer) term, the children change for PE. This supports their growing independence and helps them to take care of their belongings, skills that are valuable for all children but especially for those who are preparing to join a Reception class in September.
For the Trinity term only, we ask that you provide a pair of shorts and a t-shirt for your child to change into. These can be of any design, colour or style, so you do not need not buy anything new.
All items must be clearly named:
Children do not always remember where they have left their belongings and clear labelling helps us to teach them how to take care of their own property. Please show your child where you have put their name as this supports their understanding.
Comforters and toys from home:
As children make their way into the world away from their family, they might need to bring an item from home that will comfort them if they feel anxious. These ‘transition objects’ are very important to them. We ask that anything they bring from home is clearly named and will fit into their drawer so that we can help your child to keep it safe. Please do not send in anything precious as, despite our best efforts, breakages and losses can happen.
There are occasions when your child may wish to bring in a toy that links to learning at school, perhaps to show their friends or to talk about with staff. Once an item has been shown, we encourage children to keep it safe in their drawer or their rucksack so that it does not get lost or broken. Please support your child to understand the reasons for this. Thank you.