Owls – Information

Owls

The Children in Owls Class are taught by Mrs Wheatley.

The children moving into Owls Class – (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.

General information

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, with a completed medical form, 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. Leave information in the school office.

If your child is attending the after school club then arrangements can be made with Mrs Fleet via the School Office.

If your child is being picked up by someone different or is travelling home in a different way to usual please inform the School Office and additionally, write a note in their reading record and ask your child to show the Teacher during registration.

Weekly routines

Reading

The Homework plastic folder will be required daily and it should contain a reading book, reading record book and relevant 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. This should be updated daily. There is also a recording sheet of different genres at the back of the book which should be updated with the date in the appropriate row on completion of the book. Please encourage your child to complete a book review, at least every half term. My confident readers should start to compare the writing style of different authors recording their likes and dislikes.

Homework

In preparation for the transition to secondary school children will have homework timetabled each day. Where possible the children will be given 7 days to complete the task. I would encourage early completion however the children will be reminded the day before it is due for marking.

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.

Please make sure your child has an old shirt (with their name inside) to cover their clothes during art /DT lessons.

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.

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