2/3M 2020 - 2021

Miss McCormick

Miss McCormick

Miss Eleanor McCormick - Teacher

Mrs Rumsey

Mrs Rumsey

Mrs Elizabeth Rumsey - Teaching Assistant and ELSA Practitioner

Miss Borland

Miss Borland

Miss Joanne Borland - Teaching Assistant and Cleaner

Welcome to 2/3M!

I cannot believe we are now in our second half term! I have been so impressed with how you all settled back in to school life and have shown me your juicy brains. My sock's have been blown off!

Last half term, we looked at persuasive writing in english; place value, addition and subtraction in maths and we learnt all about the Stone Age in topic. As well as learning key skills to do with football in PE- what a busy half term we had!

I hope you've got your Purple Power ready for another fun filled half term! 

Our topic for this half term is the Iron and Bronze Age! 

Key Information:

PE will take place on a Wednesday. 

Our bubble's book change day is a Tuesday. Please bring back your reading book and library book on this day. 

Our JLT representatives are Hayden and Demi- Leigh.

Our wonderful Reading Ambassador is Lochlan. He is passionate about reading and is making significant progress because he loves to read for pleasure.  

Our Digital Leaders are Maja and Finn. They have a very important role of looking after our Ipads and being tech buddies. They will meet regularly with Mrs Johnson to discuss E-Safety.  

PE will take place outdoors whenever the weather allows. As the English weather is so tempremental and we are entering Autumn, can you please ensure you send your child in joggers each day, so we can take the oppurtunity when it is dry to get out. 

Please listen to your read child every night and sign their reading record. Children who do read every night, for a whole week, will go into our class prize draw which will be announced each week. 

Home learning will be sent home every Thursday and should be returned to school by the following Tuesday.


Attendance and Absence

The attendance and lateness of children is monitored here at The Arches as well as the Educational Welfare Department of the local authority. From September 2015, the government stated that persistent absence is where a child’s attendance is below 90%.

Children should arrive at school for 8:45am. Active learning begins at 8.55 am and children are officially late from this time. If your child arrives after this time, your child will recorded as late. If three lates are recorded at any one stage, our Learning Mentor will issue a letter and be in contact with you to aim to improve the situation. 

Lateness affects children in a variety of ways:

·       They may feel embarrassed or upset about coming into a classroom once the session has begun.

·       They miss out on important morning work  which helps settle children into the day.

.       They may miss out on vital interventions which allow for pre-teaching before the core learning sessions. 

·       They don’t feel included in the daily routine from the start and this affects confidence and well-being.

·       A child arriving late can disrupt the learning of the rest of the class.

Lateness Procedure

The school gates are locked promptly at 8.55 am. After this time you will need to bring your child/children into school through the main entrance where you will be asked to sign your child in at the school office, giving the time and reason for lateness.

Absence Procedure

If your child is unwell, please phone the school on the morning of your child’s absence by 9.00am. The office staff will record this information and will not need to bother you with follow up calls or letters.

If you forget to call in, a member of staff will follow up this absence either with a call or text asking why your child/children are not at school. In the first instance, this is to ensure the safety of your child. However, we also need you to clarify the reason for all absences or else we have to mark the absence as unauthorised.


School uniform

The school uniform helps us to promote a sense of ownership and pride within our school. Please ensure all uniform is clearly labelled with your child's full name. All children at The Arches Primary School are asked to wear the following;

  • Purple jumper/cardigan
  • Grey or black trousers/skirt/shorts or pinafore
  • Purple shirt/polo shirt
  • Black school shoes (No trainers please)
  • Purple gingham dress (During Summer months)

Pupils with long hair are advised to wear it up. If your child wishes to wear a bow please ensure it is either purple, black, grey or white and of an appropriate size. Children are discouraged from wearing jewellery to school, items include; earrings, watches, rings, bracelets and necklaces.

If you have any questions or queries then please don't hesitate to come and see any of us in the morning when you drop your child off at school or when you collect in the afternoon. Alternatively, you can phone the school to arrange an appointment that is more convenient to you. We are always here to offer help and support. 

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