We look forward to working in partnership with you and your child this year!
Learning Assistant: Miss Dickson
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.
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 morning. These messages will be relayed to the class teacher. Alternatively, an appointment request can be noted in your child’s homework diary, or arranged via the office.
Children will read in school, independently, individually and within a group during our guided reading sessions.
We ask that the children read for 15 minutes each evening as part of their homework routine.
Details of extended reading homework will be set out in September.
We expect the children to fill in their homework diary every week, listing any homework in addition to reading 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 homework diary and we will try our best to answer any questions or queries. Homework diaries will be checked weekly. If homework is not handed in on time or is incomplete, children will lose five minutes of their golden time. There is a homework club in school on Thursday and Friday lunchtimes.
Children may use a fountain, Berol handwriting or gel pen (with blue ink). 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 (minimum of two pens need to be present in school).
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. Girls with long hair need to bring in a bobble and if tights are worn, trainer socks are required along with training shoes. If full P.E kit is not present on the day of P.E, children will lose five minutes of their golden time.
Break Time Snacks
Children are encouraged to bring in a snack, such as a piece of fruit or a cereal bar. They may not bring in sweets, chocolate or 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.