5J 2021 - 2022

Mrs Brewster

Mrs Brewster

Mrs Claire Brewster - Teaching Assistant

Miss Johnson

Miss Johnson

Miss Nicky Johnson - Assessment Lead and SENCo

Welcome to 6W!

Information for Year 6:

How parents/carers can support learning at home:

  • Ideally, your child should read with an adult daily. Discussing what your child has read can really help ensure they have understood what they have read and develop their comprehension skills.

  • Please return reading books and Reading Records to school every Thursday.

  • Help your child to learn the relevant times tables and practise spellings, ready for a test on Thursday.

  • Find books and articles related to this term’s topics to build on the children’s learning in school.

P.E. is every Tuesday.

Music lessons and band practice are every Friday afternoon.

Below is a link to the timetable for Summer Term 2022 and the Parent/Carer curriculum leaflet for Summer Term.

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 between 8.40am and 8:50am, via the Saughall Road entrance, and pick up time is at 3.00pm. 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 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. In Year 6, children at The Arches Primary School are asked to wear the following;

  • Black blazer
  • Grey or black trousers/skirt/shorts or pinafore
  • White shirt
  • Purple school tie
  • Black school shoes (No trainers please)

The Governors have agreed that pupils can wear PE kit on our PE day (Tuesday): a plain white T-shirt/polo shirt, a school sweatshirt/hoodie, black jogging bottoms (without a logo) and trainers.

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.

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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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