6 September 2013
Firstly a very warm welcome to the community of St Paul’s at the beginning of your child’s educational journey. We hope that you enjoy the journey as much as they will!
This term we have some exciting experiences planned in all areas of the curriculum –please see curriculum overview on the following page. If you need any more information please don’t hesitate to come and see us, we are always happy to help.
Our PE days will be Mondays and Thursdays. Please make sure that your child has named PE kit (preferably in a draw-string bag) in on these days. PE kits can be left in school overnight.
We will be venturing outside whatever the weather so if you could send a pair of wellies for your child that can be left in school we would be very grateful. On the same note the children will need a waterproof coat everyday as a little bit of rain won’t stop our welly walks!
We like to make sure that our children always have access to fresh water and the easiest way of ensuring this is to send them into school with a named water bottle. These will be sent home each night to be washed and refilled.
Book bags need to be named and in school every day. They are used to bring reading books to school and any letters from school will be placed in book bags. Please do check the book bags regularly. The book bags will also contain a reading diary which will be used to communicate between home and school.
This first week in school we will be working together with the children to create some class rules. It is important that the children are a part of this process so that they understand what is expected of them and how we can work best together as a team. Our class rules will be displayed on the wall and be consistently referred to, to ensure that our learning environment is a happy one. We always promote a RUAH (respect, understanding, affection and humour) approach to discipline and adopt positive behaviour management strategies.
The children have been put into one of four house groups (we do our best to ensure members of the same family are in the same house) and they are able to earn house points throughout the school day by keeping our class and school rules. Every week the points will be tallied across the school and sent home to parents on The Weekly newsletter. At the end of each half term the winning house will have earnt a reward! You will be notified of your child’s house group in due course.
We welcome parental involvement in school and if you are available to give some of your time to share your skills or help in any way then please let us know.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Mrs Danton Mrs Ricketts
Class Teacher Class Teacher