Meet the Teacher

Thank you to families who have already attended one (or more) of these events. Dates still to come are:

  • Class 1                        Friday 15 September               2.45pm
    Class 2                        Tuesday 19 September           2.45pm

PTA Annual General Meeting

The PTA Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 7.30pm at the school.

Please come and show your support for the amazing work the PTA do. If you are interested in becoming a committee member please let us know but everyone is welcome at the meeting. If you would just like to help out when you can – come along to hear about and share ideas. There will be soft drinks, wine and nibbles too! All finished by 8.30pm or soon after.

Parking

We are very fortunate to have the North Mundham School Playing Field Car Park, but it is still very busy at the beginning and end of the day. Please be patient and considerate of the local community if parking in the village. We have been asked not to use the allocated spaces or visitor spaces in Canal Mead. These are only for the use of residents.

Please can all families support us in leaving the disabled parking bays free for people with blue disabled parking badges. If other family or friends collect your child – please pass this information on to them as well.

PE Kits

Please ensure that these are kept in school. Also, that all items are named.

If your child wears tights – please ensure that a pair of socks is kept in the PE bag.

Thank you.

Our Learning and Class Newsletters

Two important aspects of our school development this year are:

  1. Boys Writing
  2. In school we try to choose motivating topics and a variety of styles of writing and most of our boys are enthusiastic to write. However a few in each class find the ‘nitty gritty’ of writing tricky and we will be working hard to find ways to support these pupils.
  3. Attendance
  4. If you need to take your child out of school to attend a GP appointment etc, the least disruptive times for the school day are between 11.30am and 1pm and after 2.30pm. Please remember to book within these times if at all possible. Please arrange an appointment to see Mrs Carey before you plan any holiday during school time to discuss the impact of this on your child’s education.

Over the next few days you will receive a class newsletter. (Some classes have received them today!) Please look out for this in your child’s reading folder as the newsletters contain lots of information about what your child is learning this term. Also there will be a ‘Meet the teacher’ time for each class, further details to follow.

Clubs

A letter is attached with the latest Heron with details of all the clubs on offer this term. Numbers are often limited so please return these asap. Clubs start week commencing 18th September. Please call in at the school office if you would like a paper copy.

Our before school and after school Care Club runs every day that school is open. Please see Mrs Cross or Miss Hearn if this may be useful to your family and you would like an information pack.

Before School Care Club is every day from 8.00am – 8.35am. Staff will deliver your child to class after the club. Again – please book through the office.

PTA News

The Annual General Meeting of the PTA will be on Wednesday 20th September at 7.30pm in the school hall. The PTA would be delighted to welcome new parents and carers across the school and also welcome new ideas for activities and fundraising.

 

Helping in Class

There are all sorts of ways that parents, carers and grandparents can help in class or around the school. Please see your child’s class teacher or Mrs Carey if you have some free time and would like to help. New helpers will need DBS clearance, please see Mrs Cross in the office for details. Even half an hour once a week can be really helpful. Mrs Gill will hold a training session for helping with reading on Monday 25th September at 2.45pm. Please book a place by contacting the office. If this date doesn’t work for you please let the office know and Mrs Gill will arrange an alternative date.

 

Arrival at school

Please ensure that children arrive in school between 8.35am and 8.50am. From 8.35am children may come in to the classroom where a quiet sitting down activity will be provided. Children in Years 3 – 6 may come out to the playground where I or Mr Murray will be on duty. Children in Reception, Class 1 and Class 2 stay in the classrooms where table top activities will
be set out. Please remember that we are not responsible for your child before this time. Sadly schools in West Sussex are advised that children should not play on the Adventure Trail at this time or after school even if their parents/carers are supervising them. I have reminded the children about this in assembly today. Please keep pre-school children closely supervised at pick-up times too.

Children arriving after 8.50am will be marked in the register as late. If your child is absent please contact the school office on 01243 785502. The office will need to record the reason that your child is absent. The office is open from 8.00am.