Children will be expected to line up outside the classroom door at the back of the school, on the Infant playground. They will be encouraged to walk into class on their own to increase their independence as they begin their Reception year.
At the end of the school day children will be dismissed through the same door. Would parents and guardians please ensure they stand away from the door so that the staff and children can easily identify you and ensure the children are dismissed safely. Yellow lines have now been painted outside the door. We kindly ask parents/guardians to stand behind these lines. If you need to speak to your child's teacher at the end of the day, please wait until all children have been dismissed, before you approach the door/teacher. Thank you for your support in this matter.
Children will read in school twice a week and will be allocated reading days - Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Friday. (Please check your child’s reading record book). Please ensure your child’s reading book is in school on these days. Parents and guardians are asked to make comments and sign their name each time they read with their child. Word lists will be sent home in the reading bags for you to help your child learn at home. Guidelines for helping your child read at home will be on the front of the book bags.
It is important that children bring their books into school weekly as it is only with regular reading in school and at home that they will improve.
Your child will choose a library book every Friday. These books are for you to read with your child and for them to discuss the stories and pictures. Please ensure library books are returned every Friday so your child may choose a new one.
Children are encouraged to wear school uniform at all times and can be purchased from the school supplier – order forms are available from the office.
Your child will either be having school dinners or packed lunch from home. Please label lunch boxes and drinks.
Please send £1 snack money to school in an envelope labelled with your child’s name every Monday. This will cover their daily snack. The children have a wide variety of snack to choose from each day, e.g. toast, crumpets, bananas, apples, oranges, kiwi fruit, melon, grapes, etc.
Milk Your child will be entitled to a free carton of milk every afternoon.
P.E. will take place every Thursday afternoon.Your child will need a P.E. kit that is to remain in school for the half term, and will only be sent home when in need of a wash. Your child will need a pair of shorts, T-shirt and a pair of trainers, clearly labelled with their name. P.E. kits should be sent to school in a bag with your child’s name on and will be kept on their peg.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL P.E. KIT HAS YOUR CHILD'S NAME ON IT
Your child will need a pair of wellies that can be kept in school. Again these need to be clearly labelled and kept in a bag so they can hang on their pegs. Wellies are essential, as we take part in Forest School activities on a regular basis. We have school waterproof suits that your child can wear in wet weather conditions.
Forest School will be every Monday afternoon.
Phonics - Read, Write Inc.
The children learn their letter sounds through the Read, Write Inc scheme. Worksheets will be sent home to inform the parents of the letter sound that has been covered that week. Please help your child to learn their letter sounds at home as well as in school and encourage them to identify objects beginning with the sounds, e.g. s – snake, sausage.
Children will be encouraged to hold and use pencils and other writing implements correctly. They will start by overwriting patterns and when ready will move onto forming letters.
Please help your child learn to write their name correctly.
Your child will start to learn to count, recognise and write numbers 1-10 and when confident will move onto 1-20 then 1-100. Please encourage your child to count objects at home and learn to recognise and write their numbers.