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Welcome to Year 6, Horizon Class at Shalfleet Primary

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome to Horizon class. We are really looking forward to working with you and your child again this year. In fact, we feel very fortunate to move up to Year 6 with our class.

Staff – Miss Isaac (Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday) and Mrs Lewis (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) will be supported by our Higher Level Teaching Assistant Mrs Newton. Mrs Swift will also be with us at different times during the week.

We hope that this will be a fun and happy year with us.

Please see below for key information.

AM & PM Routines

Morning routines – This year, we are starting our day at 8.20am. After dropping of your child, they can head straight to the classroom where they will put their coats into their lockers. They will use antibacterial gel before entering the classroom, where they will store their water bottles and lunchboxes near their desks.

End of day routine – Children will head to the playground for pick up at 3.10pm. Independent leavers will make their way straight out of school, whilst those with siblings will meet and stand with them until their parents arrive. Singles being collected will wait in the pavilion as usual. Please ensure that you notify the school if you have any changes – for example somebody else picking your child up.

Uniform

Uniform – We ask that you regularly check that all clothing is named, especially jumpers and coats, including their PE kit, and that all children are provided with a hat in hot weather, and a coat when it is cold or wet. We aim to get the children out at playtime everyday, even in light rain! Don’t forget that Forest Schools means that wellington boots and waterproofs are required.

PE

PE – Our class will have PE on a Tuesday and a Wednesday with Miss Isaac and Mr McCormack, so please make sure your children come to school in their PE kits on these days.

Food & Drink

Snack/Drinks – Your child can bring a piece of fruit/healthy snack to school to eat during morning play and they will need to bring in a named water bottle from which to drink throughout the day. If they have a sports bottle, with a pop up top, this can be left under their table.

Toys & Belongings

Toys/Belongings – Please can you ensure that your child does not bring in any toys to school. We will provide writing equipment but if your child wants to bring in their own pencil case, they will need to leave it at school.

Homework

Homework – Spelling homework will be sent home on a Monday and we would ask that you encourage your child to learn their words and then these words will be tested the following Monday morning. SPaG and reading comprehension will alternate each week. Maths homework will be set on a Friday. This will always include times tables practice with other tasks as deemed appropriate.

Lucas Maths Award

Lucas and Brooke both received a Maths Award this week (Nov 6th), very impressive work!

Brooke Maths Award

Lucas and Brooke both received a Maths Award this week (Nov 6th), very impressive work!

Shadow Experiment

Some of our children carrying out a shadow experiment in Science. They have absolutely loved Science this year.

Tea & Toast Tuesday

Tea and toast Tuesday…to help mental well being!

WW2 Anderson Shelters

Tea & Toast Tuesday