Yellow Class 2020 - 2021

Mrs Swallow

Yellow Class Teacher

Dear All, 

I hope you and the children have all had a lovely summer. Flat Stanley has certainly been on plenty of adventures! J

I want to take this opportunity to welcome you all to Yellow Class. This year we are lucky to be working with Mrs Degg and Mrs Benson and I know that our year will be full of learning and fun.

I hope you find the following information useful. Sorry if it is a little long, but I thought it best to send out all the information in one go.  

Arrival and Departure 

Yellow class will come in via the exit gate on the carpark, as they did when they were in the pod before the summer break.  At the end of school, yellow 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: 


8.35 to 8.45am A to I 

8.45 to 8.55am J to Q 

8.55 to 9.05am R to Z 


3.00 to 3.10pm A to I  

3.10 to 3.20pm J to Q  

3.20 to 3.30pm R to 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 and Friday. Children will need to come in their PE kits every Tuesday and Friday. 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. The menu will be sent out at the start of term. We have asked for a few warm options to be added from September. If your child is bringing their own lunch, please send this in a disposable bag only. Again, this helps reduce the number of items travelling between home and school.

What will my child be learning this term in Yellow Class?

Our first topic of the year is ‘Dream, Explore, Discover’.

We will be discovering:

  • Monet
  • Flat Stanley’s adventures
  • Stories from around the world
  • Animals and their habitats
  • Composers around the world

We will be exploring:

  • Countries around the world
  • Our own locality and what makes it special
  • Rivers locally and around the world 

We will be dreaming:

  • About magic carpets
  • Imaginary places
  • About our futures

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. Please write in your child’s reading diary so that they can move along our Reading Stars. If the children read 5 times in a week, they will get a sticker on a special bookmark. Once the bookmark is full they will be able to choose something from our prize box. The children will continue to read in school through individual reading, paired reading, guided reading and whole class reading – we will stamp diaries to let you know when your child has read.

Spellings – Children will be given weekly spellings to learn. 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.

Yellow Class Meeting will be held on Tuesday 8th September 4:30-5. I look forward to seeing you there. This meeting will be conducted via Zoom. The invitation will be sent at a later date via teacher2parents.

Finally, thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I know there is an awful lot of information to take in.  If you have any queries/ questions then please email me or ring school and I will do my best to help.

I am very excited to be working with you and your children this year. ‘A new year, new adventures, new memories, new challenges and new opportunities await us’ 

Kind regards,

Debbie Swallow and Team Yellow



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