Parent Page (Kestrel)

Welcome to the Kestrel class page!
 
Mr Jones and Mrs Pemberton are the teachers in Kestrel Class and we aim to make your learning lively, interesting and great fun! Mrs Maskell and Mrs Geraghty are our class Teaching Assisstants, while Mrs Millington pays us a visit on Wednesday mornings to teach Spanish.
 
LOVE READING!
See if you can persuade someone to read to you every night at bedtime, too. (It's like a magic trick that sets your imagination on fire!)
 
Don't forget to bring your reading book to school every day.
PE kit is needed on Tuesday and Thursday every week.
 
Don't forget to be ready for weekly  spelling assessment on Monday.
Health and Attendance
 
Regular attendance at school is vital for your child’s education.

If your child is absent from school for any reason school needs to know. Please telephone the school by 9.15 a.m. on the first day of absence.

We need to know the reason (as schools are required to distinguish between authorised and unauthorised absence of pupils) and how long your child is likely to be off. Please ask your Doctor for advice regarding how long your child should be kept off school.

If medicine is prescribed, arrangements can only be made for the administration in school if the dosage is x4 daily. Parents are asked to complete a request form and all medicines must be handed to Mrs Robinson, in the original packaging, clearly labelled with date, contents, pupil’s name and dosage.

Our Family Support Worker in conjunction with our Education Welfare Officer is always available to give advice if required.
 
Homework & PE Days
 
English:All children should read for at least 15 minutes daily. Please talk to your child about what they have read and sign the reading record.
 
Maths: Children need to be learning their times tables throughout the year.
 
Every fortnight on Monday, children will be given ‘Signposts’ homework. There will be two or three topic headings and children are asked to show what they know or what they can find out about each of the headings. Homework will be given out on alternate Mondays and is due in on the Friday – date shown on the sheet.
 
Here is a helpful reminder for the week:
 
Daily: Reading records and books
Monday: Spellings assessed; new spellings given and homework tasks (fortnightly)
Tuesday: PE kit required
Wednesday: 
Thursday: PE kit required
Friday:     Homework returned (fortnightly)
 
Your child will need their named PE kit, including blue/black shorts, white t-shirt and trainers and for safety reasons please remember that long hair needs to be tied back and earrings should not be worn on PE days. If it is outdoor games we are likely to go out when it is cold/damp so appropriate jogging bottoms and fleece/top will be needed. Please ensure all these items are named.