Middle School – Year 3&4
Key Stage 2
Spring Term 2019
A warm welcome back from all of the Middle School Team. We hope that you have enjoyed the festive break and that your child is looking forward to another exciting and busy term.
This term, Year 3 will be exploring ‘Rainforests’. As part of this topic, they will be visiting Wakehurt Place to take part in rainforest workshops and to explore to beautiful grounds. At the end of the term they will be exploring the canopies of Go Ape as the work on their risk taking and team building skills.
Year 4 will be becoming local experts as they focus on their local study of Reigate. They will be learning about the history of the local area, using buildings as a stimulus for art work and exploring the town on foot.
Both Year 3 and 4 will not be swimming until after half term so they won’t need their swimming kits until then.
Below are just a few reminders and bits of key information for the start of term and to help you and your child settle into a routine.
The school day
8.25 am The bell is rung in the playground and the children line up in their form groups. Please ensure that children arrive at school by 8.25 am ready for registration to begin immediately.
8.35 am Matins on Tuesday and Friday. On other days there will be Assembly, Hymn Practice or Form Time which run on a rotational basis. Details of what’s on each week can be found in the school calendar.
8.45 am Assembly/Hymn Practice/ Form Time/Acheivement assembly – These run on a rotational basis. Details of what’s on each week can be found in the school calendar.
3.40 pm Lessons end and children return to their form rooms for deregistration.
3.50 pm Children are dismissed. The form teacher takes the form out to the playground and there may be an opportunity for a brief word with parents. However, appointments can be made to see the form or subject teacher by contacting the school office, or through a note in the diary.
Please remember to inform the form teacher if there is a change in the collection routine for your child. No child will be allowed to leave school with anyone other than their usual carer without written notification.
Each child has their own peg in their classroom for blazers, coats, school bags and swimming kit.
Kit Bags and clothing for after school clubs are stored in the following areas:
Year 3 – In the wooden cupboards behind the sports hall, located next to the minibuses.
Year 4 – Bags to go in the marked areas in the pound.
Children are issued with a homework diary. The children will write down an outline of the homework set for the day.
Parents are asked to initial the diary on a daily basis to indicate that the homework has been monitored. Parents are encouraged to make use of the homework diary to inform the teacher of any concerns or problems that may have arisen with the homework, or regarding other concerns. The yellow reading record book should be kept for recording children’s reading only.
During registration the homework diary will be checked by the form teacher to ensure it has be signed by a parent or guardian and to check for any correspondence from home. During deregistration at the end of the day, the form teacher will check that all homework instructions are written into the homework diary.
Reading is monitored by the class teacher but the children are also expected to read at home every night. Weaker pupils will read to a member of staff as often as possible. All children will have opportunities to read aloud in school.
Reading books are chosen from either the class library or the main school library. Children are welcome to bring books of a suitable level from home.
The class timetable and a homework timetable can be found in the homework diary.