Our PE lessons are on Friday afternoons; however, we do ask for kit (black shorts, white T-shirt and a change of footwear) is kept in school on your child's peg, in case it is needed on another day. Labelling all uniform and PE kit with your child's name is strongly advised. Earrings must be removed on PE days to ensure the risk of serious injuries is minimised. We will be swimming from Friday 6th March (please see further details at the bottom of the page).
Reading at Home and Rewards
We ask that you support your child learning to read. Please try and listen to them at home every night for a few minutes, this may be a cereal packet, a recipe, magazines, or even a guide for computer games! Please feel free to read along with them at this time, if they are finding their book a little bit tricky. Please make sure when you listen to your child read, that you sign their diary. Every read at home recorded in their diary (and signed by an adult) is worth one dojo! When the children read 4 times per week, they will be rewarded with extra playtime on a Friday. Children are also rewarded with dojo points for achievements, effort, good manners, choosing the correct behaviours and demonstrating our school values.
We have a merit assembly every Friday at 9:10am. This is where we recognise and celebrate the children's achievements. All parents are welcome at this assembly ad it would be lovely if you could join us. If your child is going to receive a certificate, we will let you know prior to the assembly taking place.
During the year, children who need a bit of extra help / intervention in Maths and English, will be supported in small groups or 1:1 sessions to meet their individual needs. These sessions, known as IMPACT sessions, will be tailored to each child's needs and will focus upon small step targets that will enhance their learning.
Staff within the Unit will also conduct 'Pre-Teaching' sessions during assemblies. These sessions will support children's learning, prepare them for the following lessons and provide opportunities to maximise their progress.
Trips are planned throughout the year to support the children's learning and provide them with exciting extra-curricular experiences; therefore, there is an expectation that all children attend all trips. For those children in receipt of Free School Meals (not universal Free Meals), trips are subsided and this will be detailed on all trip letters.
If you feel that you could be entitled for Free School Meals, please see Mrs Hall in the school office.
National Breakfast Scheme
Each day following Collective Worship, the children will have the choice to partake in breakfast as a whole class; a variety of cereals Mon-Thur and bagels on a Friday. Research has shown a direct link between the breakfast habits of children and their educational attainment, with children in primary schools where breakfast is provided achieving on average up to two months’ additional academic progress over the course of a year. Our exciting National School Breakfast Programme, in partnership with Magic Breakfast and funded by the Department for Education, is working to support our schools to improve access to healthy breakfasts and learning.
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Mount C of E Primary School e-Safety rules
I will only use ICT in school for school purposes
I will only use my class or own school e-mail address when e-mailing
I will only open e-mails, attachments from people I know, or who my teacher has approved
I will not tell other people my ICT passwords
I will only open/delete my own files
I will make sure that when I contact people using ICT, it is polite and sensible
I will not look for, save or send anything that could be unpleasant. If I accidently find anything like this I will tell my teacher or an adult immediately
I will not give out any personal details such as my name, phone number or home address
I will not arrange to meet anyone unless a responsible adult comes with me
I will not upload or add any images, video, sounds or text that could upset anybody
I know that my use of ICT can be checked and that my parent is contacted if a member of school staff is concerned about my eSafety
Years 3 and 4 will start swimming on Friday 6th March until 24th July
When we do start swimming it will be on Fridays, children must bring:
If your children require goggles for medical reasons, a letter can be collected form class teachers in the Year 3/4 unit upon drop off or collection of your child. Please note that without this letter, children are not permitted to wear goggles in the pool during lessons. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Daily reading is essential for helping your child improve their reading skills. Here are a list of books for both Year 3 and 4 children to be encouraged to read at home!
Year 3 children:
Year 4 children: