We look forward to working in partnership with you and your child this year!
8:55 am: School begins! Children come straight to the classroom where a teacher will be present. There will be two members of staff on duty at the junior gate from 8.45 am. Please do not arrive before 8:45am. We encourage the children to come into school by themselves. Children arriving after 8.55am will have to report to the school office as the gate near the junior playground will be locked. They will be given a ‘late’ mark.
12:20 pm: End of morning session.
1:10 pm: Afternoon session begins.
3:20 pm: School finishes. Children will come out along the footpath by themselves and through the small gate, to the right of the car park (not the main gates).
Any messages can be left with the member of staff who is on the gate in the morning. These messages will be relayed to the class teacher. Alternatively, an appointment request can be noted in your child’s planner, or arranged via the office.
Children will read in school, independently, individually and within a group during our Guided Group Reading sessions. They will be set homework tasks linked to the text they are reading in school. We ask that the children read for 15 minutes each evening as part of their homework routine.
We expect the children to fill in their planner every week, listing any homework in addition to reading, maths and spellings. It needs to be signed by a parent or guardian to show that you are aware of the work and activities the children are involved in. You are welcome to write any notes for us in the planner and we will try our best to answer any questions or queries. Planners will be checked weekly. Unsigned diaries will mean the loss of 5 minutes of golden time. Please see website for details of homework for each year group/class. There is a homework club in school on Thursday and Friday lunchtimes.
Children may use a Berol handwriting or blue friction pen. All children are expected to follow the school’s ‘continuous cursive script’ style of writing. It is expected that the children provide their own writing equipment. In Year 5 children are encouraged to bring their own writing equipment in a pencil case (including a glue stick). It is expected that the children provide their own writing equipment, although spares will be available in the classroom.
The children will be involved in two PE sessions a week. We ask that kit is clearly labelled and brought into school on a Monday and taken home on Friday to be washed ready for the following week. An outdoor kit should consist of a tracksuit and trainers, whilst a white T-shirt, black/blue shorts and pumps (bare feet are acceptable) are required for the Gym. Jewellery cannot be worn; therefore if children struggle to remove certain items of jewellery, we ask that they don’t bring it to school on the day of PE. Children are expected to remove ear-rings before every PE lesson (they will not be allowed to participate in PE unless they can do this independently). Girls with long hair need to tie their hair back and if tights are worn, trainer socks are required along with training shoes.
Break Time Snacks
Children are encouraged to bring in a snack, such as a piece of fruit or a cereal bar. We discourage sweets, chocolate and crisps. Children must keep their snack separate from their lunch box as it is not convenient for children to access their lunch box at break. No snacks are to be shared with other children as there are a number of children with specific food allergies.
All children need to bring a school water bottle with them. This needs to be filled with water. Water bottles are available from reception for £1.50.
Should you have any further questions, please speak to us in person or leave a message at the school office and we will do our best to answer your query.