Foundation Stage 2 2021 - 2022

Mrs Moffatt

Mrs Moffatt

Mrs Ceri Moffatt - Teacher & KS1 Co-ordinator

Miss Hancock

Miss Hancock

Miss Alice Hancock - Teacher, Fundraising Coordinator and Social Media Manager

Mrs Deponeo

Mrs Deponeo

Mrs Lindsey Deponeo - Teaching Assistant

Mr Nicholas

Mr Nicholas

Mr Chris Nicholas - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Crawford

Mrs Crawford

Mrs Christine Crawford - Teacher and Topic Subject Leader

Welcome to FS2!

Autumn Term 2021

Welcome to the Autumn term. We hope you have all had a wonderful Summer break and are excited to join our purple family - we cannot wait to make memories and learn lots together and are really looking forward to the year ahead, welcoming you to our school and all it has to offer! It was lovely to meet our new starters (and families!) during our home visits and we look forward to learning lots more about you this year. 

 

Class Information

Reading books will begin to be taken home on a weekly basis. On a Friday, these must be returned to school and changed. A new book can then be taken home each week. 

ALL children must arrive into school between 8.40am and 8.50am with gates closed at 8.55am. For collection, gates will be opened at 2.50pm for children to be collected at 3pm and these will close at 3.10pm. 

Please make sure children have suitable clothing for the ever changing weather. If it is going to be a sunny day, please apply sun cream prior to the school day at home. If rain is predicted, please ensure your child brings to school a waterproof or coat. Please ensure that ALL uniform is labelled with their name. 

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the FS2 team.

You can email the class teachers on cmoffatt@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk and ahancock@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk 

Thank you for your continued support.

The FS2 team. 

Snack

At The Arches, we try and make sure that the children have the opportunity to try a range of foods and where possible, we try and link it to topic in class. This allows us to introduce different foods which children may not have tasted before i.e. simnel cake at Easter etc. Snack time also allows the opportunity for the children to develop their physical development and engage with a range of equipment safely.  The children learn how to perform a number of skills i.e. spreading, cutting, scooping and blending. The children also have the opportunity to prepare their own snacks and for their friends in our class. We encourage this to support them with their personal, social, emotional and physical development.

The children have access to milk, water and fruit during the day. Snack time happens during the morning at a charge of £1 a week. Please give your child their snack money in an envelope with their name on to give to a member of staff on a Monday. Thank you. 

Attendance and Absence

The attendance and lateness of children is monitored by the School 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%.

Active learning begins at 9.00am and children are officially late from this time. If your child arrives after this time, they will be recorded as late and must enter the school premises via the main office as gates close at 8.55am. 

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.

·       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 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 letter asking why your child/children are not at school, in the first instance this is to ensure your child’s safety however we also need you to clarify the reason for all absences or else we have to mark the absence as unauthorised.

Should your child’s absence rate be high or they are persistently late Mrs Plested will first make contact with the you to offer assistance to improve the situation.

School uniform

Please ensure your child comes to school each day in a full, named school uniform. School uniform unites us in identity and is a hugely important part of our school's representation. 

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 to prevent items, that can be expensive, from being lost. 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. Extreme hairstyles 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. Children are discouraged from wearing jewellery to school, items include; earrings, watches, rings, bracelets and necklaces. Only stud earrings are allowed in school. 

Our uniform provider is Uniformity Clothing Ltd. Please visit the 'school uniform' tab under the 'parents' tab on our website homepage for more information. 

 

Outdoor Learning Classroom

In Periwinkles class, we are very lucky to have a wonderful outdoor area attached to our classroom for the children to access. The area allows the children to explore and engage with outdoor activities in a safe and secure way. The activities provided for the children allow them to engage with the EYFS curriculum in a fun and creative way. We ask that the children come to school dressed in their school uniform and suitably dressed for the weather to ensure all children can participate.

For example:

Winter months – warm coat, hat, scarf and wellies (in a bag)

Summer months – cap, shorts and sun cream

Parental Involvement

At The Arches Primary School, we love to hear about what your child has been learning and the skills that they are developing/practising outside of school. In Periwinkles' class, we use Tapestry as an online learning journey. If you are not yet connected to your child's learning journey, please advise a member of the team and we will re send the information. 

We would really like you to share these moments with us by either writing them down or sending us an e-mail to:

cmoffatt@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk or ahancock@thearches.cheshire.sch.uk 

We can then add these important moments into your child’s learning journey to give a true reflection of your child's development.

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