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Information for Parents

Welcome to Lime Class. Here is some important information about our class.

  • Miss Platts and Mrs Steel are the teachers in Lime Class.
  • Every Tuesday afternoon, Miss Platts has time for PPA (planning, preparation and assessment). During this session, the children will have a P.E lesson and a French lesson with Mrs Harbertson or an art lesson with Miss Birch on alternate weeks.

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 message the teacher or office as soon as possible, preferably the day before, to allow us to receive the message in good time. For urgent changes on the day, please ring the office.

The children will need to bring a coat or jacket to school every day, which will withstand light rain. We also recommend bringing jumpers/cardigans as extra layers as we will be having the windows open as much as possible to allow ventilation in the classroom.
Even though we are a no uniform school, we do have a standard of dress that we expect from the children. In order to continue to have a no uniform policy there are certain criteria which must be followed for the children’s comfort and safety.

Please ensure that the children follow this basic dress code:

  • No hats/caps indoors
  • No jewellery (especially necklaces, as they can be dangerous and could get pulled)
  • No dangly/drop earrings. Stud earrings only are allowed but must be covered for PE.
  • No high heels
  • No Oodies or onesies – these are not appropriate for school unless it’s pyjama day.
  • No cropped tops that show stomachs
  • No wellies in the classroom. Please bring a change of shoes for inside if wellies are needed outside.

The children should have clothes labelled with their name. Please make sure your child comes to school in comfortable and practical clothes for a day in the classroom and a warm coat for outside.

May we also remind those older children that makeup should not be worn here at school.

Drinks in the classroom
The children are allowed to drink water freely during the day especially when it is warm. They should bring a clear water bottle to school that can be kept in a specific area of the classroom and that has their name on it. Please encourage your child to take their water bottle home daily for cleaning and refilling.

We will be doing P.E. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure your child dresses in appropriate clothing on these days. For health and safety reasons, if your child does not wear appropriate footwear for P.E, they will not be able to participate in the lesson.
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 allowed to do it for them. Please also make sure that your child brings a bobble on P.E. days if they have long hair.

Reading books
We will hear children read regularly in class, including within groups and individually. Your child will bring home a library book that they have chosen and some children will bring home banded reading books. If possible, please hear your child read for ten minutes each day as this makes a big difference to the progress they make.

We do not ask for parents to help children complete specific homework tasks. We will regularly share with you our topic knowledge organisers so that you can keep up
to date with the learning the children are doing in school and you may choose to do activities that link to this at home.

Home-School Communication

We will be changing our home-school communication tool from Bloomz to SeeSaw. SeeSaw is a user-friendly app that will be used to share class updates and showcase your children’s work, similar to how we have utilised Bloomz in the past. Instructions on how to sign up will be sent to you next week once the classes are set up.

Dinner Money / Lunch
We would appreciate payment via ‘ParentPay’ for school dinners (£2.80 per day). However if you prefer to pay by cash or cheque please send dinner money for the week on a Monday morning in an envelope with your child’s name on and which days they would like school dinners. If you wish you are welcome to pay for several weeks at a time.

A reminder that we implement a no nut policy at school (this includes spreads such as Nutella).

If your child needs to take medicine during the school day please take this to reception. You will need to fill in a consent form for us to administer this. For children with inhalers or epipens please also do this and we will discuss specific arrangements for your child.

We ask that the children do not bring toys or footballs into school (with the exception of fidget toys). We have footballs and other outdoor equipment in school for the children to use. The children may also bring in notepads, books, magazines, pens and trading cards to keep them entertained at break times and lunch times.

Lost property
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, including water bottles and pack up boxes.

Best wishes,

Miss Platts and Mrs Steel