Welcome new Year 3 Parents!

Welcome to OPJS!

Welcome to the OPJS family! Indeed, I am exceptionally pleased that your child will be joining us in September.  On behalf of us all at OPJS, I hope that your child’s journey through their time at our school will be a very successful one which enables them to reach their potential. 

Regardless of the current challenges, I am pleased to be able to let you know about several activities that we have organised for our new Y3 children. These events will take place over the next few weeks and are designed to ease the transition for all involved.  I hope that the following information finds you well!

With every good wish,
Mr Dave Goucher

Y3 Teachers – Mrs Van Roy and Miss Miller                       
The Y3 teachers for next year will be Mrs Van Roy and Miss Miller. Both are very experienced practitioners and have been at OPJS for many years so they do know the ropes! They are looking forward to meeting our new Y3s as well as liaise with the infant schools regarding transition. The classes from OPIS will remain the same and we will incorporate children from our other feeder schools into those classes. Mrs Van Roy will be taking Squirrels and Miss Miller will be taking Rabbits and although will have the same children, they will be renamed after an author.

Mrs Van Roy                               Miss miller

Mrs Van Roy - Anthony Browne Class                   Miss Miller - Oliver Jeffers Class


Transition Sessions
Regardless of the current situation your child will be visiting OPJS a number of times to acclimatise to life at our school.  These weekly sessions will take place on the following days:

Friday 26th June

Friday 3rd July

Friday 10th July

This is how it will work:

Squirrel Pod 1 who attend OPIS on Monday and Tuesday: Session at OPJS 9.15am-11.15am

Rabbit Pod 1 who attend OPIS on Monday and Tuesday: Session at OPJS 9.30am-11.30am

Squirrel Pod 2 who attend OPIS on Wednesday and Thursday: Session at OPJS 1pm-3pm

Rabbit Pod 2 who attend OPIS on Wednesday and Thursday: Session at OPJS 1.15pm-3.15pm

There are a few children who are in a Key Worker pod at OPIS and, as a result, they cannot ‘join’ another pod. Therefore, we will be in touch with you regarding arrangements in due course.

For those children at other schools (Twerton Infants, Moorlands and St Mary’s) we will contact you individually to arrange the time of the session for your child to visit.

Y2-Y3 Transition Letter
Find below the link to the letter sent out on Friday 19th June highlighting the provision and transition sessions highlighting above.


New Y3 Parents Information Presentation
Find below the link to the presentation that will be used in the forthcoming Zoom meetings. The presentation highlights key information and please do not hesitate to contact the school office with any questions or queries.


Other information
There are lots of things to take in and under other circumstances it would be a little easier! However find below a links to sections of our website that will hopefully be useful:

2019 OFSTED Report

/907/ofstedSchool Lunches at OPJS


School Money User Guide


Guide to Life at OPJS


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