The Children in Class 4 are taught by Mr Bonwick.
The children moving into Class 4 – (Year 5) will have an important role in making sure our school runs smoothly. In fact, without their help the opportunities available to the children would be less comprehensive. The increased responsibility does mean the Teachers expect a very high standard of behaviour. Some children may be a little apprehensive at first, but the older children in the class will act as mentors and help them to settle very quickly, and to become role models for the younger children and ambassadors for our school.
School begins at 09:00 if you are dropping children off by car please make sure you use the Village Hall car park. A member of staff will be on duty in the playground from 08:50. Please close the gate.
If your child arrives after 09:00 please use the front door and report to the office.
If your child is absent through illness please contact the school before 9:00, and confirm the reason for absence in writing when your child returns to school.
Medicines should only be sent into school if essential and a medical form completed. This can be downloaded from the school website. If possible only send the required dosage for that day into school in the original container and labelled with: the child’s name, and the time it is required to be administered.
School closes at 15:30; children will be registered and taken to the buses or will wait in school until parents arrive in the playground. Children in Class 4 will leave by the porch door next to Class 4.
If your child is attending the after school club then arrangements can be made with M/s Dawn Caunce via the School Office.
If your child is being collected during school hours please sign them out in the register in the entrance hall and sign them back on their return.
If your child is being picked up by someone different or is travelling home in a different way to usual please write a note in their reading record and ask your child to show the Teacher during registration.
The purple school bag should be brought into school each day, inside it will have a plastic bag which should hold a reading book, reading record book and new homework and completed homework. A photocopy of the multiplication card should be available as a record of progress.
It is essential that all children can confidently recall their times tables up to x12 to enable children to access the new mathematics curriculum.
The Reading record should contain the title and author of each new book and a regular update of progress. There is also a recording sheet of different genres at the back of the book which should be updated. Please encourage a book review to be written at least every half term. My confident readers should start to compare the writing style of different authors recording their likes and dislikes.
In preparation for the transition to secondary school children will have homework timetabled each day. Where possible they will be given 7 days to complete the task. I would encourage early completion, with the work returned to school, to make sure it does not get mislaid. The children will be reminded the day before it is due for marking.
Music lessons taught by Mrs Williams
French lesson taught by Mrs Fuller
Games lesson: trainers, school T- shirt, school hoodie, shorts and or tracksuit bottoms and socks.
Rotakids meetings are half termly during lesson time.
Library van every 3 weeks, please return library ticket to school.
Music tuition: individual lessons with Mr Warriner during the school day.
Mental mathematics homework / comprehension / grammar skills
P.E. (Until October Half Term) – PE Kit consists of PE Tshirt, shorts and pumps or non marking trainers
Swimming (October Half term to Christmas)– towel, costume (not bikini or shorts) swimming cap if hair is long enough to cover the eyes.
No jewellery – studs in ears must be removed for PE or covered with a plaster.
Please make sure all items of clothes are named with named tapes and not marker pen. Trainers and pumps should also be named as this will provide us with a reasonable chance of returning lost items to their owners.
Children may wish to participate in some optional clubs which take place during or after school. There have also been some timetable changes to the clubs from last year. Parents are responsible for transporting their child home afterwards. Generally the clubs will not start until the second week of the school year. You will be informed of any dates via permission slips.
There will additional opportunities for the children to take part in inter school matches and visits, but notification of these events will take place nearer the time. Permission slips for attending events will require medical information, an emergency contact number and if transport is being offered to other children a declaration that your car insurer has been informed and a record of DBS clearance in the office.
Multiskills (Morecambe F.C.) 12:00 – 13:00 this is held prior to Lunch break.
Choir Practice (3:30pm – 4pm) – See Mrs Burgess for details
Multiskills (Morecambe F.C.) 12:00 – 13:00
Football Club 15:45-16:45 Games kit, shin pads and boots required.
Chess Club 12:30 – 13:00
Cricket Club 12.30-13.00 during the Summer term. Trainers required.
Gardening Club: meet during the spring and summer terms dependent upon weather and seasonal demands. All children will have the opportunity to participate.
Monday to Thursday – Healthy Snacks for morning playtime. Please keep these separate from the lunch box. Children may bring a bottle of water to school (No juice), but should take this home every day to be cleaned.
A useful web site www.parentinfo.org is designed to give up to date information to parents on a range of concerns faced by children and adolescents.
This term the children will be thinking about a memorial to celebrate 100 years since the end of World War I and Arkholme being a ‘Thankful Village’. Our topic Britain since the 1918 will look at the changes in: society, technology, transport, cultural, religion and economic changes. We will discuss the reliability of evidence and examine local census data. We will also focus on aspects of how children lived through WWII. There will plenty of opportunities for individual research projects.
In mathematics the children will have an additional focus on speed and accuracy in performing basic calculations and recall of multiplication tables.
I have many years of teaching experience and have always encouraged parents and carers contact me either before or after school for an informal chat if you have any issues to discuss.