Key Information for Yarley Class Parent/ Carers 2019/2020
Welcome to Yarley Class!
Please ensure your child brings in their book bag everyday (including reading records, reading books and sight words). Any letters sent home from school will be put into your child’s book bag so please check it regularly. They will also need a bottle for water so it can be used throughout their day. (Please label it with your child’s name) The school will provide a snack of fruit every day. We do not encourage toys from home to be brought into class as these can get broken and lost.
Uniform/ Clothing/ Swimming
Please make sure all uniform is labeled with your child’s name. If at any time your child has mislaid a garment, there is a red box in the class cloakroom which you can check at the end of a school day. A suitable raincoat should be also named and brought into school. We have PE on Wednesday afternoons and your child will need trainers, and daps (for indoors), yellow T shirts (or in house colours, now available to be purchased from the uniform shop) and blue or black shorts and also tracksuit bottoms and tops for when the weather gets colder. PE kits can stay at school on your child’s peg, unless it needs to be sent home to be washed. As we will be swimming every Thursday this term, your child will need to bring in a swimming kit in a named bag. The kit should consist of a towel, a one piece costume for girls and trunks for boys (not loose fitting shorts) and swimming goggles. Please could we ask for long hair to be tied back and for no tights to be worn on swimming days unless your child is confident and putting them on independently. Again, please can all items be named.
To make a link between home and school, homework will be sent out most Fridays and is to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday. This is to be completed by the child with your feedback and support and will help consolidate the learning they do in school.
Reading- We encourage your child to enjoy books and read as often as possible. There is an expectation that children read at home at least 3 times a week. Please write in your child’s reading record when you have heard them read. and they will be entered into the weekly class reading raffle. We will aim to change your child’s book every week. Please remember to use our online reading scheme ‘BUGCLUB’. It has many activities and books your child can use. Please let me know if you would like a reminder of your child’s log in details.
Independence- We encourage all children to be as independent as possible and have responsibility. Therefore please encourage your child to say goodbye to you at the school entrance and come into class to put their bags and coats away independently, ready for the school day.
At the end of each term, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) will bring home a booklet of observations and activities that they have done over the previous term. These observations are linked to the main areas of the EYFS. If you wish to discuss this, or you have any other questions about anything, just ask!
If you have any questions, concerns or information that you would like to share, you are very welcome to come into Yarley Class at the end of a school day.