Welcome to the Woodpecker Class!
We hope you and your child will have an enjoyable year. We feel the home-school partnership is extremely important and hope that we can work together for the benefit of your child. Unfortunately, due to a busy schedule we will be unable to see parents prior to the school day unless in an emergency, or by appointment, however if you wish to see us in person then please contact the school office.
As we have several new members to the Woodpecker class this year, we would like to keep you informed of our class routines.
Water- children need to have a water bottle to be kept in the classroom, so they have access to drinking water throughout the day. This bottle is for water only and not juice. Please send your child with a bottle of fresh water each day and then your child will bring the bottle home for washing and refilling. Please ensure the bottle is clearly named. Water bottles are available to buy from the school office.
Home School Book- this book should be brought to and from school each day. It will be used to record reading books, there is also space for writing comments/ messages. Please ensure your child has this book with them either at school or at home and support them with using it appropriately.
Homework- Year 5 children will receive puzzle club homework, this homework does not need handing in ,as the following week, your child will receive the answers on the back on their next piece of homework.
We would suggest marking this homework alongside your child, so that you are able to see how they are getting on. While we appreciate you may want to help your child with their homework, please allow them to have a go by themselves first and then support as necessary. Any comments regarding homework can be written in the Home School Diary, in the comment / message section.
Reading- each week children will read in a group guided by an adult, or they may be heard individually. Reading books can be changed on any day. We will encourage your child to be independent in changing and choosing their books, however, this will only be allowed if their Home School Diary has been signed to confirm that the book has been read at home.
PE- PE lessons will be on a Thursday and Friday. It’s very important that children wear the correct PE kit. This must include kit for both indoor and outdoor PE. PE kit should be kept at school and returned home for washing at the end of each half term. If your child wears earrings, please remove on PE days or provide tape to cover them. Your child should also come to school on these days with their hair tied back in preparation for their lesson.
We hope you find this information useful.
We are looking forward to working with your child and we have lots of fun, exciting things already planned.
Mrs. Middleton / Mrs. Leader