School Policies

We as the Parents of _________________shall try to:-

See that my child/children go to School regularly, on time, properly dressed in the school uniform in accordance with the school’s prospectus and properly equipped for all lessons.

Let the School know about any concerns or problems that might affect my child’s work or behaviour.

Support the School’s policies and guidelines for behaviour.

Support my child in homework and other opportunities for home learning.

Attend parents’ meetings and discussions about my child’s progress.

Encourage my child to respect the property of the School and the property of other pupils.

Regularly check with their child/children to see if a letter has been sent home containing information for them.

Make sure their children go to bed at a suitable time to ensure they are able to do their best at school the next day.

The School will:-

Contact parents if there is a problem with attendance, punctuality or equipment.

Let parents know about any concerns or problems that affect their child/children’s work or behaviour.

Send home an annual report.

Arrange Parents’ Evenings during which progress will be discussed.

Set, mark and monitor homework.

Keep parents informed about school activities through regular letters home.

Endeavour to maintain good standards of work and behaviour.

 

I as Student shall:-

Attend school regularly and on time.

Bring what I need for school every day.

Wear the school uniform in accordance with the school’s policies and be tidy in appearance.

Do my class work and homework as well as I can.

Be polite and helpful to others.

Behave well at all times.

Keep the school free from litter and graffiti.

Show the utmost respect for school property and other pupil’s belongings.

HOMEWORK POLICY

Year 1

The most important way in which you can help your child at home is to continue with your support with their reading. Books will be changed when parents have put a comment in the book to show that you have shared the book with your child. It is not always possible for the teacher to check these daily – if you pick up your child from school and you find that a book has not been changed, please pop into the class to ask his/her teacher. The older children in the class are expected to change their own book. The children in years 1 and 2 will still be given words to learn, or ‘letter strings’ to find out about. For example, the children might be learning about ai words. They may have a list of these words to learn, or may be asked to try to find out more ai words at home. Sometimes, the list will contain random, commonly used words.

Children will also be periodically given some simple multiplication tables to learn. In Year 1, these will be 2x, 5x, 10x and possibly 3x.

Years 2 and 3

Children are free to take home a reading book if they wish to. A small number of children will be receiving extra, regular help with their reading, and will be receiving work to do at home associated with this. (A meeting will be held for parents of children receiving this help).

Children will either receive a list of words to learn, or, as with Class 1, will be given a ‘letter string’-spellathon to investigate at home. Evidence shows that this is a very effective way of children becoming confident speller. It helps them to see the patterns in different word ‘families’.

Sometimes, they may receive a list of words to learn linked to a new topic.

They will also receive another activity, usually in Maths, which will often be an investigation, puzzle or game – often something you will be able to be involved with. Sometimes, the task will be to learn multiplication tables.

Year 3 and 4 are expected to know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and 10x, with a reasonable understanding of their 6x and 8x (by doubling the 3x and 4x). The activity may occasionally be a ‘finding out’ activity, linked to the current topic in class.

If you have any questions, please do ask!