Welcome Back! Autumn Term 2020
Staff: Mr Price and Mrs Wilson
Hello and welcome back to school! You have all been greatly missed and we are looking forward to getting back to all of our challenging and fun learning together!
Below is all the information you will need on your return to school, but our main focus is on being your very best and achieving your potential; being proud of what you have accomplished every single day.
In the event of any further necessary lockdown measures that are imposed, we will ensure our children have access to learning both online and via learning packs (which would go home with them at the time). All of our children have been issued with their logins to Seesaw - an online learning platform - which we update regularly for children to access at home. We can also comment on work and provide feedback and encouragement through this. The learning packs contain a range of activities to enable you child to access tasks linked to all areas of the school curriculum, including maths tasks, reading comprehensions, grammar games and additional creative activities too.
Should you require your child's Seesaw login details again, please contact me via email: email@example.com and I will ensure you get that straight away.
Please make sure your child is in school as often as possible throughout the year otherwise they will miss out on many exciting lessons. If your child is in school, and on time, every day, they can be supported to achieve their potential.
Our target for attendance is 97% for the school year, however if your child is in any way ill or showing any symptoms of COVID-19, then they be in school. You must inform the school immediately if your child or anyone in the household has COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive.
Reading is a hugely important life skill which unlocks many different opportunities, and at Belle Vale we place a huge emphasis on encouraging and supporting all children to develop their reading and take pleasure from stories. We ask that all children are encouraged to read at home each night.
How we manage reading books during the pandemic will be communicated to parents at the start of the school year, but any reading books taken home will be quarantined when they are returned to school.
Homework is given out each week and is expected to be completed by the date given, which is usually the following Tuesday. This year we will be continuing to use Seesaw for some home learning activities. If your child is worrying about their homework or they are finding the task particularly tricky, then please speak to me as soon as possible so that any issue can be resolved.
Our P.E day is Monday and children are expected to have a P.E kit in school on this day. Their P.E kits must consist of a white t-shirt, navy shorts and black pumps or trainers. However, children can come into school on this day in a Belle Vale tracksuit which is currently on sale. Please speak to the school office if this is something you would like your child to have.
*We are still waiting to hear when we will be able to allow children to attend swimming lessons again and we will keep parents informed when we know*
Swimming lessons take place during the Autumn term for Years 5 and 6 (with Year 6 having Top-Up swimming lessons in the Summer term) and children are allowed to wear their Belle Vale tracksuit when attending school on their swimming day. This will enable children to change more efficiently and quickly so they will spend more time in the pool.
Swimming hats are compulsory for all children attending swimming.
Fruit is on sale every morning on the KS2 yard at 20p per item.
Mrs Loyden’s famous school dinners are priced at £2.00 per day, or £10.00 for a full week.
Finally, we are very lucky to have Mrs Wilson working alongside us throughout this year and together we are fully committed to driving our high expectations and supporting your children to be their best!
Thank you in advance to our parents for your continued support with our high expectations of behaviour and attitudes and for taking the time to read this page.
Keep up to date with our learning journey throughout the term by following our class page on Twitter @MrPriceY5