4P 2021 - 2022

Miss Jones

Miss Jones

Miss Sarah Jones - Teaching Assistant and Nurture practitioner

Miss Whelan

Miss Whelan

Miss Debbie Whelan - Teaching Assistant

Mr Pope

Welcome to 4C!

PE sessions take place on Tuesdays so please ensure your child has the correct kit!

Home learning is set on Thursdays via Seesaw and should be returned to school by the following Tuesday.

School gates and classroom doors open at 8.40am and gates will be locked at 8:50. Gates will open at 2.55pm for ALL children to be collected at 3pm.

We encourage all children to read at home daily, choosing either a book from school or a book from home.

All Year 4 children will undertake a 'Multiplication Check' during the Summer term to ensure they are able to recall times tables up to 12x12 fluently. The children have been practising their times tables in school using TTRockstars - this can also be accessed from home! We are really proud of their progress and are sure they will all do well!


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 at 8:40am. If your child is late to school and arrives after the cut off time (8.55am), they will be recorded as late in the register and must enter school via the main office. 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 learning or on registering/ordering snack etc. 

·       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. Expected standards of uniform are outlined below. 

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

Pupils with long hair are asked to wear it up. Extreme hairstyles, fake tan, acrylic nails and makeup are NOT accepted. If your child wishes to wear a bow please ensure it is either purple, black, grey or white and of an appropriate size. Jewellery, other than stud earrings, is not permitted in school. Uniform must be clearly named and labelled to avoid misplaced items and permanent loss of uniform. 

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The Arches Community Primary School

Saughall Road, Blacon, Chester CH1 5EZ

Nicky Johnson or Sue Wilkins: SEN Contact

Michelle Ashfield: Headteacher

01244 667660


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