WELCOME TO HEDGEHOGS
We are looking forward to working with you to support the learning of your child.
Hedgehogs will be taught by Miss O'Sullivan on Mondays and Fridays and Mrs Roberts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and will be supported by Mrs Pennock.
However, there will be occasions in the week when the class might be taught by either of these adults to provide Planning, Preparation and Assessment time (which is allocated to all teaching staff) or leadership time (for Miss O'Sullivan as SENDCo and Mrs Roberts as Deputy Headteacher).
Should the need arise, your first point of contact with regards to compliments, questions or concerns should be with either of your child's class teachers. This can be done by contacting the school office to arrange a mutually convenient time to meet or by briefly speaking to one of the adults at the classroom door after the school day.
Routines and expectations
Occasionally there may be a need to change these due to unforeseen circumstances, but we will endeavour to provide you with as much information as possible when changes are anticipated.
Þ All children should be ‘dressed to learn’ in named Burton School uniform.
Þ Hydration is crucial to learning so your child's named water bottle should be in school every day.
Þ Children who want to bring in a snack for break time are asked to put it in the relevant tray/basket. Children are not to access their lunchboxes during any other time but lunchtime.
Þ Full kit must be in school from Monday to Friday as often changes in the weather prevent lessons at specific times. This must include green school t-shirt, black PE shorts and trainers or plimsolls for outdoor lessons. All PE kit MUST be clearly named. No jewellery is to be worn, this includes earrings. These must be removed before every PE lesson.
Home learning (POWer projects)
Þ Every half term we will send home a POWer Project Home Learning sheet linked to our Topic work. Your child can complete any of these home learning tasks as long as they earn a combined total of 5 POWer points (the number of points for each activity can be found on the sheet)
Þ It is your child’s responsibility to ensure home learning is handed in to ensure it gets checked off the home learning register and marked.
Children will be asked to complete homework during lunch time if it is not returned.
Þ Please inform your child’s class teacher in writing if there are any mitigating circumstances in which your child could not complete their home learning.
Þ Your child is expected to read for at least 15 minutes at home daily. This may include sharing a book with an adult or sibling. They need to record this in their Reading Record. Please sign your child’s Reading Record daily and add supporting comments if you so wish. Your child’s reading Diary is an ideal way to keep the lines of communication open between yourself and the class teacher.
Þ Both reading books and Reading Records must be brought into school every day in their Book Bag.
Þ Children will be sent home weekly Spellings and these link closely to the Year 3/4 Spelling Lists, so feel free to learn more than those set each week.
Þ We have now adopted a new handwriting style (Continuous Cursive). Your child will be encourage to write in line with this style.
Þ It is expected that all children should write with neat, joined and legible handwriting.
Þ It is expected that all children should know and be fluent in all timestables from 1-12 by the end of Year 4. Please help support your child at home with these.
Thank you for your support with all these routines