Amethyst 2019 - 2020

Mr Chwalko

Mr Chwalko

Mr Adam Chwalko - Teacher, RE, French and PE Subject Leader

Miss Jones

Miss Jones

Miss Sarah Jones - Teaching Assistant and Nurture Subject Leader

Miss Plested

Miss Plested

Miss Emma Plested - Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Amethyst!

Please find the parent/carer curriculum leaflets for each term attached. These can prove useful when considering the academic support you can give your child at home! 

We have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday  - don't forget a full school PE kit!!

Homework is given on a Thursday and must be returned to school the following Tuesday.

It is vital that your child arrives on time to school. We are proud to have won the first attendance prize of the school year and treated ourselves to personal mindfulness colouring books, as well as a range of art equipment! 

We also need to read each day and learn our weekly spellings. Children who complete all of their 5 reading sessions per week, with a signed reading record will be entered into a class raffle for a prize! 

 

Our topic for the Spring term is It's our world which will include lots of opportunities for role play, chances to develop our geographical and historical knowledge whilst also looking at current issues affecting our world. 

 

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 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. 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.

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