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General Class Information

 

Teacher/Athrawes - Mrs E. Hook

Teaching Assistant/Cynorthwywyr Addysgu - Miss S. Powell & Miss E. Morgan

 

Time Keeping

Doors are opened at 08:50am and locked again at 09:00am.

Any pupil arriving after 9:00am will need to enter through the main entrance and inform Mrs Curnow of their attendance.

 

Class Dojo

We will continue to use Class Dojo as a means of sending homework, messages, photographs of the children and for generally communicating with you.

Please ensure you have downloaded the app to your phone.

You are also able to contact me via Dojo messenger for any queries you may have.

Homework and spellings will be sent via Class Dojo every Friday (more information about this below)

 

Uniform

All pupils are expected to wear school uniform. 

Uniform is as follows:

White polo shirt/blouse/shirt

Grey skirt/pinafore/trousers

Royal blue cardigan/jumper/hoody (does not require the school logo)

Black shoes

On designated P.E. days, pupils are permitted to wear their P.E. kit to school

Following WG Guidance re: COVID-19, we ask that pupils wear clean uniform every day. We advise parents/carers to wash clothes daily as soon as children return from school.

 

Reading 

As a school, we have moved from using the Ginn reading scheme and have now introduced Oxford Reading Tree. 

Due to the number of books we have, the Oxford Reading Tree books will not be sent home with pupils. 

Instead, we will provide a Ginn reading book home. The Ginn reading book (or ‘real’ book for higher-level readers), is reflective of the level of text pupils are reading in their Oxford Reading Tree book in school. 

Please try to listen to your child read as often as possible. Remember, 5 minutes each evening is better than 15 minutes once a week!

Try to talk to your child about the book they are reading, and ask questions about the characters, the setting (where the story takes place) and the plot (what happens in the story), as well as asking them to make predictions about what they think might happen. Pupils' understanding of the text is as important as their ability to read it, and we will continually focus on these skills throughout the Year.

Every time you listen to your child read, please ensure you record the date, page number and a comment in the yellow reading record book so that we can identify if books have been completed and a new book is required. 

No comments re: your child’s reading will be made in the yellow reading book by staff (as the books pupils read in school are from a different scheme and will therefore not correspond with the book being read at home). However, if pupils are at a level of reading (within the Oxford Reading Tree scheme) where flashcards are used, comments will be made by staff in order to inform you of what words need to be practised at home (flashcards will  continue to be sent home, but from the ORT scheme). 

Books will be sent home on a Friday and will need to be returned the following Friday to be changed.

 

Homework 

Homework and spellings will be sent via ClassDojo every Friday. 

We ask, where possible, for all homework to be completed by Monday. 

Please work with your child to help them complete their homework, but we kindly ask that pupils write their answers/responses themselves.

It is also important that pupils understand what they have written in their homework. So, if for example, they are asked to find information about something, they shouldn't simply copy information from the internet, but instead try to put it into their own words

 

Clothing & Personal Belongings

Please ensure that all items of clothing, as well as drawstring bags, packed lunch bags and water bottles are clearly labelled with your child's name.

Pupils should avoid bringing any unnecessary items into school.

 We do not allow pupils to bring in bags/rucksacks etc, only their reading bag, water bottle and packed lunch bag/box (if not having a school lunch).

 

Packed Lunches

As a school, we continuously encourage and promote healthy packed lunches.

For more information regarding healthy packed lunches, please click on the link below. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qHtKgDOz4nxCbqqw24w9IyDQeQrJCjdJ/view?usp=sharing

 

Playtime Snacks

Pupils are only permitted to eat fruit or cereal bars at playtimes.

 

Drinks

Pupils are only permitted to drink water throughout the school day. 

Please therefore ensure that if you are providing your child with a drink for use during the day, bottles are only filled with plain water (this does not include drinks with packed lunches).

At present, water fountains remain out of use. However, pupils can refill their water bottle from the classroom taps which are safe for drinking purposes.

 

 

 

 

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