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P.E and Forest School

Our P.E. day is on a Thursday. Your child will need to bring their P.E. kit to school on this day only. P.E. kit consists of black shorts, yellow t-shirt and pumps.

We also have Forest School on a Thursday. For this session your child will need to come to school in their own old clothes with waterproofs and wellies in a carrier bag.

Snack and School Dinners

As we promote Healthy Schools we ask that all children have healthy snack in school. This consists of either fresh fruit, dried fruit or yoghurt. School fruit snack can be provided at a cost of £30 for the year or £5 per half term. This can be brought into school in a clearly labelled envelope.

We ask that all children bring their own water bottle into school which they can have unlimited access to throughout the school day.

The children can either bring a healthy packed lunch to school or be provided with a school dinner by our school cook Mrs Halliwell. For further information relating to menus and how to make payments, please visit the ‘School Meals’ page of the website under the parents and visitors section.

Homework

Homework will be set every Friday via our Google Classroom or Seesaw. Your class teacher will introduce you to both of these platforms at the start of the year.

We operate an online reading book system via the Oxford Owls website where you can log in and access specific reading books directed by the class teacher on a weekly basis.

Worries and Concerns

As a school we feel that open and honest communication with parents is key. We welcome regular contact with parents via the messaging service on the Seesaw app we use within school. Should you have any worries or concerns about your child please voice these with your child’s class teacher and we will endeavour to put your mind at ease!

Should you have any concerns about your child’s learning or the progress they are making in school, Mrs J. Jones is our ALNCo (Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinater) and works closely with all class teachers to ensure all children receive the support they may need. For additional information with regards to Additional Learning Needs please visit the ‘Curriculum’ page within the Parents and Visitors section of the website.

Health and Keeping Everyone Safe

For us to be able to provide the best care and support for your child, please ensure that we are aware of any relevant information regarding the health requirements of your child. Information can be recorded on the Parental Information form when your child starts school. This information should relate to conditions such as asthma, allergies or other specific issues.When medical conditions of a very serious nature arise we will meet with parents and health professionals to establish appropriate protocols.

During their time at school your child will have contact with a range of health professionals. This may be as a result of a general screening programme e.g. eyesight or dental or as the result of a specific request from school. The school nurse is also available to support upon request when needed.

On starting school children may well pick up illnesses along the way. The following is a guide to timescales for well-known childhood illnesses.

ComplaintLength of Time Away From School
Chicken Pox7 days from appearance of rash
German Measles4 days from appearance of rash
Measles7 days from appearance of rash
Scarlet FeverUntil treated and well
Mumps7 days from disappearance of swelling
Whooping Cough21 days from onset of spasmodic cough
DysentryUntil treated and well
Infectious JaundiceAt least 7 days from onset of jaundice
ConjunctivitisUntil treated and well