Information for Parents
HOW PARENTS CAN HELP
- Read with your child everyday and help with looking after their book bag and reading book.
- Support children with homework and looking after their homework.
- Discuss behaviour expectations with your child and encourage them to behave at all times.
- Engage in activities which will help support the child’s learning in all the curriculum areas.
- Visit the local library regularly
It is very important that your child reads regularly with you in order to become a confident reader. It is essential that children change their book regularly. Children should read for at least twenty minutes every day at home. Children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 should read/share a book every day. Older children should read aloud to an adult at home regularly, as well as reading to themselves every day. Every child in the school is provided with a reading record. This is a booklet for parents to keep a record of when they read with their child. Please complete this record every time you read with your child and return it to school in the book bag along with the reading book.
Homework will be given at least once a week and will reinforce what is being taught in class. Please help your child with their homework and ensure that it is returned in their book bags.
Please note that appropriate clothing i.e. shorts/tracksuit bottoms and T-shirt must be worn for PE. PE Kit should be bought in a separate bag on Monday and taken home on Friday to be washed. Please support your child by ensuring they have the correct P.E. kit for every P.E. lesson. (See school uniform list for correct P.E. kit.)
The school does not accept responsibility for personal belongings of any sort that are bought into the school. Therefore please name all clothing, PE kits, coats, hats and gloves. Children should wear school uniform at all times.
Our preference is that no jewellery is worn in school by any child, with the exception of watches. However, if you feel it necessary we permit the children to wear plain stud earrings. Ideally, no jewellery should be worn for any PE, games or swimming sessions, for safety reasons. Please ensure that on PE/games days your child either does not wear stud earrings to school or that he/she can remove them him/herself. If it is not possible for earrings to be removed, they must be taped in school before a child is permitted to participate in an activity session.
Plain headbands and small bows, in school colours only may be worn.
SCHOOL OPENING TIMES
Nursery afternoon session: 12:15-15:15
Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1: 8:55 (doors open at 8:45) to 15:15
Key Stage 2: 8:55 (doors open at 8:45) to 15:20
Children should be brought in and collected on time.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the school.
Thank you for your support and for being a partner in your child’s education.