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Welcome and information letter-September 2021

  • Mrs Beynon will teach Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Ms Melling will teach on a Thursday and Friday.
  • Classroom TAs are Ms Donald and Ms Bessant.

 

Dinner Money and Snack Money

School dinner money is now paid via sQuid. School dinners cost £2.30 per day. Please see Mrs Mitchell if you need any assistance in setting up a new account. As part of the County Healthy School Initiative, we encourage children to eat fruit at morning break, which they can bring into school from home. Please note that due to poor take up, the school will no longer be selling fruit in Key Stage Two.

Equipment

Equipment In class, each child has been provided with a school pen, pencil and ruler. They will be using blue, green and purple pens for marking and evaluating each other’s work (which will be provided by the school). There is also a stationery area in the class, which contains rubbers, sharpeners, rulers, coloured pens and pencils.

Homework

Homework is a way of enhancing the three-way relationship between the teacher, the parents and most importantly the child. Please feel free to comment at the bottom of each homework sheet to let us know how your child is coping. Homework will be sent out every Friday via Seesaw. Please could your child make every effort to return the homework by the following Wednesday, so that it can be marked.

 

 

PE

P.E is on a Monday afternoon each week. It is essential your child has a suitable kit to change into for these sessions. Children are encouraged to leave their P.E kits in school during each half term and take them home to wash during each school holiday. This will ensure kits are always available in school when extra sessions become available. The school PE kit is a white t-shirt or polo shirt and navy or black shorts or joggers. Outdoor PE will require trainers -your child will be informed which sessions will take place outside.

 

Forest School

Forest school sessions will be on a Friday morning. Forest school kit consists of wellington boots and waterproof clothing, or old clothes and trainers. Please remember to label your child’s clothing as items often get mislaid while changing.

 

Reading and Reading Books

 Reading is a skill that we encourage, foster and developed whole-heartedly in our school. Reading is at the heart of our curriculum.

Children will be reminded in our class that ‘every moment spent reading, is a moment spent learning to write!’

We want children to develop a love for books and reading. We ask that you listen to your child read for at least 10 minutes every day, in order to help them progress. Also, try to encourage our child to use our online reading scheme Reading Eggs. We operate a class book lending system. Children are encouraged to select appropriate reading books to take home, although you child is more than welcome to bring in a book from home if preferred. These can be returned to school to change on a weekly basis. Your child will also have a reading record to keep track of what they have read and when. Please feel free to write a comment once you have listened to your child read.

Water

Research has shown that children concentrate better if they have plenty to drink. In addition to your child’s lunchtime drink, please could your child bring an extra bottle of water (labelled with their name) to school each day. These bottles will be accessible to your child throughout the day and will be returned home at the end of each day for re-use.

Allergies

If your child has any allergies, please can you inform the school. Also, please let us know if your child is taking regular medication, has an epi-pen or inhaler.

 

Lateness and Absences

 It would benefit your child if they could arrive punctually in the morning as the first part of every session provides much of the basis for the rest of the day’s work. If your child is not able to come to school we would be grateful if you could inform us by either letting us know personally, in writing or by telephoning the school secretary before 9am. If you intend to take a holiday during school time, permission must be sought from the Head teacher.

Communication

Our aim is to ensure your child is happy in school, foster a love of learning and promote healthy, happy relationships within a safe environment. We set high expectations for all the children and I hope it will be a wonderful year for them, one in which they will work hard, play hard and be the best they can be! We have an open-door policy, so if you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to see us at the end of the day, or arrange an appointment.

Many thanks in advance for your support and co-operation. I’m sure we are going to have a wonderful year!

 

Mrs Beynon and Ms Melling

 

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