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St Jude's School and Pre-School

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We may not be starting PE in the first few weeks but please make sure that your child brings a PE bag to school with their PE kit in it!  We still have quite a few incomplete bags.  They need to have

  • Navy shorts
  • Coloured House T-shirt (available from the school)
  • Trainers or plimsolls
  • Navy plain jogging bottoms (optional)


EVERYTHING must be named!  We do consistently teach the children how to get changed and where to put their clothes on  the back of a chair, but their clothes can still get muddled up.  You can really help your child by encouraging them to be as independent as possible with dressing and undressing every day.  If your child really struggles with getting dressed in the mornings then try laying out their uniform in a line, in the order in which they need to put it on - it makes it into managable steps for them.  


We also ask that parents put a pair of spare ‚Äč pants and socks in the bag too just in case.  Your child's PE bag needs to stay in school all the time as sometimes the children do need changing because of toileting accidents, spilling food or getting wet during water play despite wearing aprons!


We will be doing PE on Monday afternoons but as physical development is so crucial for the children at this stage in their development we will be doing a daily 5 minute "Funky Fingers" session once the children are settled into routine.  This helps develop their core muscles, shoulders, arms, wrists and hands, as well as their fingers to help them with their writing.  Watch this space to find out more...



The children start each day with 5 minutes "Funky fingers" activities according to what they need to develop.  Just look at some of the things they've been up to!

Funky Fingers