Upper School – Year 5&6
Spring Term 2019
Happy New Year to pupils and parents of Upper School. We do hope you have had a fabulous break and are completely rested.
We have a splendid term ahead of us. Year 5 will be embarking on a brand new topic, exploring African dance, music, art and culture whilst Year 6 will be learning all about China, its history, customs and economic effect on global issues. We would like to acknowledge and say thank you to the parents who have already sent in cultural artefacts such as newspapers, magazines, decorative memorabilia and everyday items. We always welcome both your knowledge and expertise when studying different nations and their cultures.
Subject jigsaws for the term ahead will be uploaded soon with further details about the exciting things the children will be doing. Here’s to a happy term ahead !
From The Upper School Team
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.
3.40 pm Lessons end and children return to their form rooms for deregistration.
4.00 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.
Please ask your child to check that they have their reading diary, homework book, pencil case and water bottle in their school bag each day.
We would like to ask you 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. This diary is regularly checked by the class teacher.
The class timetable and a homework timetable can be found in the homework diary.
Each pupil has been given a peg to keep their school bag and blazer on. We ask them to use it for warm outdoor coats during the winter and for swimming bags. Larger kit bags are stored in the marked areas in the pound.