Flu vaccinations will be taking place in school on 20th November for children in Years R, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.
Two important aspects of our school development this year are:
Lots of our children do well in maths but we want this to be more consistent across the school. We will be working on:
- Girls’ maths
- Ensuring our able children achieve higher standard
- Recall of facts required in each year group
- Application and problem solving in maths
- Spelling and handwriting
We will be continuing to develop spelling learning and will be choosing a new handwriting scheme to use throughout the school.
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 already!) Please look out for this e-mail (or in your child’s book bag)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.
A letter will come home today with details of all the clubs on offer this term. Numbers are often limited so please return these asap. Clubs start week commencing 17th September.
Our before school and after school Care Club runs every day that school is open. Please see Mrs Cross or Mrs Tew 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.
The Annual General Meeting of the PTA will be on Thursday 13th 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.
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 24th 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.
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 Mrs Carey 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. We have reminded the children about this in assembly. 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.
If you bring your child into school in the morning please park in the playing fields car park. This will keep the turning circle free for families who are ‘dropping off’ their child and then driving away.
All children will be provided with a new water bottle lid in the next day or two. Water bottles will come home on Fridays to be washed at home and brought back to school on Mondays.