Where and when do I drop off/pick up my child?
Our school day starts at 8:35am and I will meet you on the infant yard. We will take all our belongings up to class - coats, book bags and lunch boxes.
School ends at 3:15pm for us and at this time we will go and meet parents / carers on the infant yard to go home.
What can my child bring to school?
We urge children to leave any unnecessary items at home. All stationary will be provided so there is no need to bring pencil cases into school.
Here is a list of daily essentials:
When does my child have PE? What should I do about their PE kit?
PE will be every Thursday.
Children should come into school in their PE kit where they will stay in it all day. A tracksuit/leggings and a jumper would be better than shorts during these cooler months.
At the moment there is no swimming sessions. When it does start up again, our swimming day will be on a Friday.
What happens at break times and dinner time? Do they need to bring a snack?
Break times and dinner time will be on the infant yard.
Children that are having packed lunches will eat these in the classroom with me before joining their peers on the infant yard. Children who are having school dinners will go straight out to the infant yard and be called into the dinner hall.
If your child would like a snack for break times, please ensure that it is NUT FREE and HEALTHY.
How do reading books work? How can I support my child’s reading?
Children will be given a reading record before October half term This is to stay at home and is to record your child's reading journey. I do hope that at some point in the year, children will be able to bring these back and forth between home and school.
Children will be sent home with two reading books based on their current coloured band every Tuesday. Please can you ensure that children bring back ALL reading books when they have finished where they will be quarantined before returning to the main school supply.
I hope to read 1:1 with every child in their first 2 weeks with me to assess where they are at and to ensure they are being sent home with the correct colour banded reading book.
I believe in the power of children reading for pleasure. If there is an author or style of book which your child enjoys reading, please encourage them to read this alongside their colour banded books that are sent home weekly.
Children need to be supported to read at home with an adult at least 3 times a week.
What happens if my child is self-isolating?
If you child is self-isolating and will not be attending school, please direct them to the home learning tab on our class page. Work will be periodically uploaded to match what we are learning in the classroom. Please click on the relevant week and follow the directions given.
Feel free to email me if you need any further support with home learning or have any questions.
If the whole class are self-isolating due to a confirmed case, I hope to offer zoom sessions during the week where we can connect socially. Over zoom, the children and I can talk about any questions or worries and can celebrate our home learning together.