Orange Class 2020 - 2021

Miss Addis

Orange Class Teacher

Dear All, 

 

Welcome to Orange Class! I hope you all have had a fantastic summer and have made some amazing memories. Thank you to those who have sent pictures of your time at home, I am in awe of everything you have been up to.

This year is a very exciting year as in Orange Class we are also welcoming Mrs Howard as she joins you on this adventure together. I know that this will be a fun filled year, full of memories and will evidentially highlight a love of learning.

I hope you find the following information useful, it is a compilation of key information sent throughout the summer and from the ‘newtletters’ since our return to school in September.

 

Arrival and Departure 

Orange class will come in via the pedestrian gate on the carpark, as they did when they were in the pod before the summer break.  At the end of school, Orange class children will be picked up from the playground, outside of classrooms. Please see Mrs E’s letter for further information.

As we have been doing since June, drop off and pick-ups will be based on surnames. These are alphabetical so that siblings are all given the same time slot. If you have a real issue with the timings, please email me and I will do my best to help you.  

Timings for Drop off will be:   

Timings for collection will be: 

Pips will run: 

8.40 to 8.50am A to J

8.50 to 9.00am J to Z  

3.10 to 3.20pm A to J 

3.20 to 3:30pm J-Z

Breakfast Club – 7.30 – 8.30 After School Short – 3.15 – 4.15 (no tea) Long 3.15 – 6.00p.m 

You must not ‘loiter’ or ‘gather’ at the gate and just one carer is required to drop off and collect. Please leave the site as soon as you have dropped off or picked up your child.

 

What does my child need for school?

Your child does not need to bring a school bag or any stationery. On the first day they will be given a simple, clear plastic bag to carry their reading diary, reading book, named water bottle, snack and any other work.

Uniform must be worn in September, hair tied back, no make-up or jewelry except small plain stud earrings and a watch if required. Hairbands and other hair items need to be kept simple. Whilst the advice is to keep all uniform clean, the daily request to wash all clothes has been removed from the guidance. Please ensure you follow the school uniform requirements especially on plain black shoes not trainers. Please see the school website if in any doubt. 

 

PE will be on a Tuesday. Children will need to come in their PE kits every Tuesday and They will NOT get changed at school.

If we are doing outdoor learning, I will text/ email to let you know in advance. Waterproofs can not be kept in school at the moment. The children will have to bring them in and take them home as required.

Snacks – remember that there will be no snack available from school. Please provide the children with a snack. Do not send containers as we are trying to limit what travels between home and school.

 

Lunch - We are continuing to offer a grab bag lunch. These are delivered by the kitchen staff and the children eat in their classroom or outside (dependent on the weather). The menu will be sent out at the start of term. 

For information regarding what your child will be learning during the duration of the Autumn term please see the files attached below called ‘Medium term planning’. This will allow you to have a preview as to what they will be learning in the following week, this information can also be found in the weekly Orange Class newsletter.

How can I help at home?

Reading  - Reading is such a vital part of your child’s learning so please read at home with the children. Ten minutes a day really does make all the difference. In school the children will read during guided reading, paired reading, an read to an adult individually and whole class reading. We will write in your child’s diary to let you know when your child has read.

Spellings – Children will be given weekly spellings to learn and. These will be given out on a Friday. The children will be quizzed on them the following Friday. Please ensure that spelling books are in school every Friday. 

Homework – will cover a variety of different subjects. At the beginning of each half term, children will have a sheet stuck into their Homework Books. It will contain the whole half term’s homework. Homework is due in every Thursday and books will be returned on a Friday.

Helpers – Unfortunately, at this current time, we are unable to have parent helpers in school. If this changes I will let you know. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and for being amazing parents as the children transition from Red to Orange. I know there is a lot of information to digest but if you would like any clarification please do not hesitate to email me or ring the school office and I will do my best to help. I am looking forward to working closely with you as a team and to see your children flourish into the bright sparks that they are. In the words of Neil Armstrong “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, let’s leap into this year together.

 

Kind regards,

Beth Addis and Mrs Howard 

baddis@peartreeprimary.co.uk

 

 

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