FAQ

Parents’ Frequently Asked Questions

What homework should my child be doing?

The government recommend that up to Year 2, children should be doing an hour a week of homework.  In Class L, this consists of regular reading (of school reading scheme books and library books) and spelling/keyword practice.  Sometimes additional Numeracy work is set, but we recommend parents practice reading numbers and counting with their children as often as possible.  We occasionally ask for parents’ help with some of our topic work, and from time to time will send a letter home.

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Can my child bring toys to school?

We do not allow children to bring toys in for playtime. We do ‘Show and Tell’ throughout the school, to encourage the children’s speaking and listening skills.  We encourage them to bring in an interesting object that they can talk to the other children about.

How is behaviour managed in school?

We run a positive behaviour management scheme, with visual rewards and sanctions.  The school has a courtesy reward system; a marble jar for good work, and when it is full we have a party!

Can parents come in to help?

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We love to have parents come in to school, to work with groups or to hear readers.  Please see the teacher if you wish to volunteer, and you will be given some guidelines for working with children.

What snacks are available?

appleChildren under five are entitled to free milk.  Please see Ingrid for a form to claim for this.  All of our key stage one children are also provided with a free piece of fruit every day.  Toast, juice & rasins are available at out tuck shop.  Children may also bring in their own snack to eat at breaktime, but we ask that it is something ‘healthy’ in line with our school’s Healthy Eating policy.  That means no chocolate!

How can I find out what is going on at school?

Our newsletter is published online every Thursday and contains details of all up and coming events. A tweet is posted to alert parents and carers. Newsletters are also emailed so please register with the school office here. Old newsletters are archived and are available from this website. In addition, there are often posters and notices placed around the school, and on the classroom windows.  And you can also see a member of staff at the beginning or end of the day.  We are always pleased to help with any problems.

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