Happy New Year!
Spring Term 2021
Staff: Mr. Price and Mr. Gallagher
Hello and welcome back to school in 2021! We are looking forward to getting back to all of our challenging and fun learning together in the New Year and making this year yet another successful one for our students!
Below is all the information you will need on your return to school, with a focus 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.
Reading books will be issued on Thursdays and taken home. They should be returned the following Tuesday when they will be quarantined before being changed and returned.
Please ensure that you encourage your child to read as frequently as possible at home, once a night for 10minutes will really help your child to reach their potential.
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 days are Monday and Friday. Children are expected to have their 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 Mr Gallagher working alongside us throughout this year. Mr Gallagher will be taking small groups of children and may also be teaching lessons whilst Mr Price delivers smaller, bespoke interventions for all groups of children. 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