6W 2020 - 2021

Mrs Williamson

Mrs Williamson

Mrs Sally Williamson - Teacher and English Subject Leader

Mrs Brewster

Mrs Brewster

Mrs Claire Brewster - Teaching Assistant

Welcome to 6W!

We have enjoyed welcoming the pupils back to school after a considerable time at home for many pupils.  Our priority this half term is to support our pupils with the transition back into school, focusing on well-being and an emphasis on key skills with regular outside breaks.

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.

  • At present, reading record books are not being sent home. However, we welcome any feedback on how your child is reading and enjoying the books!

  • Please return reading books to school daily.

  • Help your child to learn the relevant times tables.

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

  • Help your child to practise their times tables and spelling regularly.  A list of spellings will be added to the school website every Friday, and should be learnt ready for a test the following Thursday.

P.E. is every Tuesday.

Music lessons and band practice are every Friday afternoon.

Below is a link to the timetable for Autumn Term 2020 and the Parent/Carer curriculum leaflet for Autumn 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 8.30am and 8:40am, via the Saughall Road entrance, and pick up time is between 3.00pm and 3.10pm. 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 usually 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)

However, to assist with the recommendation that clothing is washed regularly, the Governors have agreed that pupils can wear a modified version of the uniform for the Autumn term: 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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