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Welcome to Class 4. Here is some important information about our class.
In this class, the teacher is Miss Thomas:
Alternative pick up arrangements
If you have made arrangements for your child to go home with someone different it is essential you let us know. Please Bloomz as soon possible, preferably the day before, to allow us to receive your message within good time. Alternatively for last minute changes, you could inform the office who will let us know.
The children go out to play each day, and also have regular outdoor activities. They need to bring a coat to school every day, which will withstand light rain. A hat, gloves and scarf (and wellies) are also a good idea during the cold weather and a sunhat when it is hot. Please ensure that all children’s clothing is named. Please also be aware that Year 1 pupils will have a Forest Schools session every Wednesday morning and they must have warm, waterproof clothing and wellington boots as they will go out in all weathers!
Drinks in the classroom
The children are allowed to drink water freely during the day, especially when it is warm. The children must bring a named water bottle to school each day to drink from and they should remember to take it home at the end of every day.
We will be doing P.E. on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Please make sure that on those days your children are wearing appropriate clothing.
If your child wears earrings, it is school policy that these are either removed or covered for P.E. lessons. Please either teach them to do this themselves or remove them before they come to school that day, as we are not able to do it for them. Long hair must also be tied back with a hair bobble or hair band.
We will hear children read, in groups and individually, regularly in class. We will send one reading book home each Tuesday and these will be recorded in their reading record. The level of the book will be appropriate to the level they are reading in school, which is in line with comprehension as well as fluency. Children can also read books using our online learning platform Reading Eggs / Eggspress.
If possible, please hear your child read for ten minutes each day and ask them questions about what they have read as this makes a big difference to the progress they make.
Due to Covid we are unable to send homework and spellings home as we have done in the past. Each Friday we will Bloomz a maths and a reading activity using our online platforms, as well as an ‘other’ task linked to our current topic. You can also refer to ideas on the topic leaflets which are shared each half term. If you wish to share what you have done at home please do this via Bloomz, rather than bringing this into school, and we can show the class.
All children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are entitled to a free school meal. We give the option of either a cooked lunch or a ‘Grab Bag’. Your child can choose each morning which they would like or they may bring in a packed lunch from home if they wish. Please remember that we have a ‘no nut’ policy at our school, this includes Nutella.
In Class 4, we have green, orange and red traffic lights which follow our school’s behaviour policy. In addition, we also have silver and gold traffic lights to reward good behaviour. When a child has their name moved to silver, this recognises that they have had a great day and when moved to gold, it means they have had a fantastic day and they will receive a special gold sticker. A child will receive a certificate once they have reached gold five times, and some treats from the prize box once they have reached gold ten times. This is a great incentive for the children to behave well and they are always very proud when they have reached silver or gold. It is likely that your children will tell you which colour they have reached each day!
We would like to reduce the amount of lost property we accumulate in school. To help us reunite children with lost clothes it is essential they have names on all items of clothing. Please help us by labelling all your child’s property incase things go missing.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Thomas and the Class 4 team