September 2018 Newsletter

Sept. 6, 2018, 8:09 a.m.

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope all of you enjoyed a lovely summer break and that you had an enjoyable family time. A warm welcome to our new pupils and families – we hope that you will be very happy here. In the meantime, if there is anything that we can assist you with, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Our new class arrangements are as follows:











































































Old Class



New Class



Teacher



Snails



3 Holly



Miss Weller



Bumblebees



3 Birch



Miss Black



Ladybirds



3 Maple



Mrs Kemp



3 Elm



4 Elm



Miss Flynn



3 Oak



4 Oak



Mr Fowles



3 Ash



4 Ash



Mrs Bush



4 Fir



5 Fir



Mr Steele



4 Cedar



5 Cedar



Miss Bryant



4 Beech



5 Beech



Mrs Hammel



4 Pine



5 Pine



Mrs Chestnutt / Mrs Sharma



5 Poplar



6 Poplar



Mr Frith



5 Willow



6 Willow



Mr Hackett



5 Palm



6 Palm



Mrs Marshall


 

Learning Mentor

Our new Learning Mentor, Mrs Wells, will be at the school gate in Salisbury Road each morning and evening should you wish to speak to her. She can also be contacted by phoning the school office. Mrs Wells is happy to help if your child has any worries or concerns about school or friendship groups.

New classroom equipment

During the summer holidays new interactive boards were fitted in all classrooms. This is a huge investment for the school and should enhance the children’s learning experiences. Certainly the response from the pupils and staff so far has been quite positive. You will have the opportunity to see the new interactive boards during the Informal Parents’ Meetings later this month.

 

 

Reminders

The children have returned looking very smart and ready for school – thank you! Just a few polite reminders.

School shoes - All pupils are required to wear plain black shoes which are suitable for school. If for any reason your child needs to wear trainers to school then they must bring a letter in to their teacher with an explanation.

Jewellery – Pupils are not allowed to wear earrings or any other jewellery to school. Watches may be worn to help with time keeping.

Nail Polish - Girls are not to wear nail varnish to school, please ensure that this is always removed before school.

Hair – Long hair (both girls & boys) should be tied back

Uniform and lunch boxes – Please ensure that all school uniform, P.E. kits and lunchboxes are clearly marked with your child’s name.

Mobile phones - Your child should only bring a mobile phone to school if they travel alone. If you would like your child to bring a mobile phone to school please ask them to pick up a consent form from the school office for you to sign. All phones must be handed in to a member of staff on the gate in the morning & collected from Mrs Marshall, who will be outside the library, at the end of the day.

Homework Diaries

In the next few days, the children will be receiving their new homework diaries. Please read through the Home/School Agreement on page2. This sets out the responsibilities of pupils, parents and the school. We ask that you sign the relevant section. Pupils are asked to bring their diary to school each day as it will be used to record their reading (both at home and in school) as well as their homework. Teachers or parents may also use the book to communicate messages. We will be holding Informal Parents Meetings (please see diary dates below) so that parents can meet with their child’s new class teacher to learn about expectations, topics for the term and any special events or arrangements for the year group. If you are able to, we would strongly encourage you to attend.

Attendance and Punctuality

As a school, we work hard to promote good attendance and punctuality. When the children come into school in the morning, they sit down to complete some early morning work to revise key concepts. If children are late to school, it means that they miss this vital revision time. We ask that all pupils are in the playground no later than 8:45 each morning. This allows them five minutes to put away their things before beginning their work for the day. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated. Parents of pupils who are persistently late may be asked to attend a meeting with myself and the Education Welfare Officer.

Parking

We would like to inform you that we have been advised by the Local Authority that they are proposing to extend the operational hours of the School Keep Clear Markings in Salisbury Road outside both the Infant and Junior schools to 8am – 5pm on Monday to Friday. We will advise you as soon as we are notified of the outcome.

 

 

Dates for the Diary

 

































































































































September



 



5th



Children return to school



13th



Yr6 Parents’ meeting re Tate Modern Visit at 3.20pm



17th



Yr3 Informal Parents meeting 9am



18th



Yr4 Informal Parents meeting 9am



18th



Yr6 to Tate Modern Gallery



19th



Yr5 Informal Parents meeting 9am



20th



Yr6 Informal Parents meeting 9am



21st



Jeans for Genes day



27th



Nurse Drop in for Parents 9am



 



 



October



 



17th



Yr3 Harvest Assembly to Parents at 2.15pm



18th



Yr3 Harvest Assembly to Parents at 9am



22nd – 26th



Half Term



 



 



November



 



6th



Open Evening 3.30 – 5pm



7th



Yr6 Shakespeare Trip PM



8th



Open Evening 3.30 – 6.30pm



13th



Nurse Drop in for Parents 9am



16th



Children in Need



 



 



December



 



19th



Last Day of Term



 



 



January



 



7th



Inset Day



8th



Children return to school



24th



Nurse Drop in for Parents 9am