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Class 4

 Class Information for Class 4

 Staff and Contact Information

Class 4 (Year 2 class)

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Class Teacher – Mrs S Jones 

Class Teaching Assistants – Miss C Wargent & Miss T Richardson 

PPA Teacher (Monday afternoons) – Miss C Williams

To reduce the contact between staff and parents/carers, the best way to contact your child’s class teacher is through Class Dojo.

If you have not already done so, please could you download the Class Dojo app onto your phone/tablet and enter the code provided to you by your child’s class teacher.  If you have not got a code to set this app up please contact the school.

Class Dojo  is not only a way to communicate to your child’s class teacher, and for them to communicate with you, but  it forms part of our behaviour policy as a school. Class Dojo uses a points system where children get given Dojo points for positive behaviours and lose Dojo points for negative behaviours (whereby different behaviours are allocated different points)One of the features of  Class Dojo is the ability to link up with parents/carers so that they can see their child’s account and how many points that they have gained or lost that day.  

Attendance & Punctuality

 

Attendance and punctuality set the tone for the day. Due to the current circumstances, entry and exit times for different classes are staggered. Class 4 will enter and leave the school building through the main foyer. The start time for Class 4 is 8.40am and the current finish time is 2.50pm. Children will be called and sent out to you at hometime – please be patient with us as we may still be getting to know some faces.

We kindly ask you to keep a social distance from others while you are waiting for your child and unless you are collecting another child, please try to arrive just in time for pick up so that adults are not congregating for long periods on the school site.

If your child is unable to attend school please communicate this to the school office or if the absence is planned you can let the class teacher know via Class Dojo. ​Unexplained absences will be recorded as unauthorised.

Please be aware that only an adult (16+) may collect your child from school, and if it is an unfamiliar adult to staff in the class, please inform the staff of who will be collecting your child. 

If your child is late or has a medical appointment, please report to the office and a member of staff will escort your child safely to class. Any pupils needing to be collected early for medical or dental appointments need to be signed out on the pupil signing out register before leaving the premises. This is to ensure safety of all our pupils.

If your child is displaying signs of Covid-19 then please do not send them to school!  Keep them home and notify the school so we can record this on the register using the appropriate code and follow the appropriate measures. 

Daily Timetable

 

Morning – 1st session (930-1015 am) Mathematics

Morning – 2nd session (1030-1130pm) Read Write Inc

Afternoon sessions – (1230-250 pm) Topic Work

Outdoor Learning

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Using the outside areas is an essential part of the school curriculum. Every day we go outside for outdoor activities, whatever the weather. Please ensure your child at least has a warm, waterproof coat with a hood and sensible footwear.

The school forest had a makeover in the last academic year. This outdoor area provides extensive learning experiences for our pupils where they will be able to develop skills across all areas of the curriculum. Pupils thoroughly enjoy the forest activities they have participated in so far and we are looking forward to them experiencing many more. In the Foundation Phase, each class will have a timetabled weekly session in the forest.

Class 4 will be visiting the forest on a Friday. As we will be learning outdoors in all types of weather, please could you ensure that your child brings a coat to school on this day and a pair of wellies or old shoes which they can wear in the forest. ​If your child does not bring old shoes or wellies in, it will be presumed that they can take part in forest activities in their school shoes.

Reading 

 

Please try and read with your child every day. We aim to read with children as much as possible in school. We do this through carpet group reading sessions, rote story reading and daily Read Write Inc.

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Read Write Inc., a literacy programme developed by Ruth Miskin, is taught in over 5000 schools in the United Kingdom. Our Read Write Inc. Phonicsreading and writing kits have been developed for parents who want to support their child’s phonics learning at home. You can use them to systematically teach all of the common sounds in the English language, helping your child to recognise the sounds and then to ‘sound-blend’ them into words for reading. Children become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

When your child is learning to read using phonics, there are two crucial things that they will be taught:

  • The sounds represented by written letters.
  • How to blend the sounds together to make words.

Supporting your child as they learn to read using phonics is the most important thing you can do to help them at school. On this page, you’ll find some videos to explain phonics and how you can support your child at home, along with a helpful audio guide to help you learn how to say the 44 phonics sounds correctly.

Watch our fun introduction to phonics, get tips for supporting phonics learning at home and listen to our audio guide on how to say the 44 phonics sounds.

For more information on the Read Write Inc programme visit:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/read-write-inc-phonics–1/

  • Due to a new scheme and the implications of Covid-19, we will not be sending home reading and homework folders and books this term. Instead, we will be encouraging you to use online reading programmes, details of which will be shared with you as soon as possible. You can access free e books online here – https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 
  • Parents play a vital role in supporting the development of their child’s reading. Reading together encourages enjoyment of reading and allows your child to experience a  wider range of language. If you would like to know what type of books are suitable for your child to read, message us on Class Dojo and we will provide you with advice.
Fruit Money

 

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Fruit will be provided twice daily as a snack at a cost of £1 per week (you can either pay £1 for the week, or pay a larger amount of your choice in advance). Fruit envelopes will be given out on a Friday labelled with your child’s name. However, your child may bring in their own healthy snack for playtime if you so wish – fruit or sticks of vegetables only.

Your child may also bring in a drink bottle containing water only which must be clearly labelled. Please let us know if your child cannot eat certain foods for any reason (medical or other).

Lunch at School

 

Children are able to have lunch provided to them in school or can bring a packed lunch with them. 

As a ‘Healthy School’, pupils are encouraged to bring in a healthy lunchbox. If your child brings a packed lunch into school, please support them in leading a healthy lifestyle by providing your child with a balanced and healthy lunch.

If your child has school dinners, please ensure that you use ‘Parent Pay’ to pay for their dinners online. School dinners currently cost £2.35 per day. If you are entitled to free school meals please contact the local authority if you have not already done so.

P.E. Please ensure your child wears their P.E. kit to school on a Monday as your child’s P.E. lesson will be on a Monday afternoon. Miss C Williams will be taking your child for P.E.
Home Learning

 

Throughout the year, your child will receive spelling, maths and topic based homework.

As well as written tasks, your child will be encouraged to use a range of websites and ‘HWB’ online to further develop their learning.

The pupil login required for your child’s Hwb account has been sent out to you. If you require the details, they can be obtained from your child’s class teacher.

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Useful Websites

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The education of your child relies heavily on a having a good partnership between home and school. As always, we believe it is vitally important to involve you in your child’s learning and look forward to continue working with you to help your child reach their full potential and enjoy their learning experience this year. If you have any questions or concerns, or if there is anything we can help you with, please do not hesitate to ask – you can phone the school or message the class teacher via Class Dojo to arrange an appointment.