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Welcome to the Summer Term 2021

Team – Mrs Wrightson

 

Sigglesthorne Church of England Primary Academy

School Information

 

Morning Session: 9:00-12:00 doors open at 8:45

 

Afternoon Session: 12:30-3:30

 

Phone Number: 01964 533770

 

E-Mail: admin@sp.ebor.academy

 

Twitter: @SiggsCEPrimary

 

Head of school: Mrs Marsden

Staff: Mrs Wrightson, Mrs Loney, Mrs Davis

Lunchtime supervisors: Mrs McCleary, Mrs Walker

 

For some of us it is welcome back and for others it is welcome to our wonderful school. I am sure for those of you that have already been with us you will join me in welcoming our new children to our school family.

All the children have settled into the school routine and have made a great start to the new school term.

After the ups and downs of last term, I know myself and the rest of the team are excited to be back full time and ready and raring to go for this term.

This year Mrs. Loney, Mrs. Davis and myself will be working with the foundation children. We are all really excited about it and look forward to watching your children progress over the year.

This term our topic is ‘castles’ we shall start with a focus upon ‘Jack and the Beanstalk!’ We have made a great start this week and cannot wait to see how our topic evolves. Attached is the topic map for this term, which gives a brief overview of some of the things we shall cover. However we very much follow the interests of the children.

Achievement

At Sigglesthorne Church of England Primary Academy we want to celebrate all our pupil’s achievements, both in and out of school. Please encourage your child to share all of their out of school achievements with us. This could be in the form of a swimming certificate, achievement award for any sporting or dance activity, or anything else that they have had success with outside of school. This can then be displayed on our “All About Me” board within the foundation area.

Due to covid-19 our celebration assemblies that parents can usually attend will be on hold for now, however we will still celebrate our achievements by holding an in-class assembly. Any achievements will be sent via Tapestry for us to share together.

Reading Books (FS2 children)

Reading books will be sent out on a Monday and changed again on a Friday.

Reading is the gateway to children succeeding in all areas of the curriculum and something we at Sigglesthorne place huge emphasis upon. Please support us by reading at least 4 times per week with your child.

Tapestry

We use Tapestry to record the majority of your child’s learning journal. New parents should have received an email to enable them to set up their own login. Tapestry is easy to use and we encourage our parents to add their own observations of their child’s learning at home and of other family events. Ensure you enable notifications so that you will be alerted whenever we add something about your child or information for you. Please ask if you need any help with Tapestry.

For those in Year 1 we are introducing SeeSaw.  More information to follow.

Communication

As a staff we place a high priority on building trust with our parents and ensuring good communication. We operate an ‘open door policy’ and normally parents are welcome in our cloakroom/classroom with daily face to face contact. Although we are unable to do this at the moment please do not hesitate to contact us in another way and we will respond as soon as possible.

Uniform

Everyone has come back to school looking incredibly smart in their new uniform. Please can you make sure all items of clothing are named, this helps us return anything that is lost to the owner straight away. Please provide a spare set of clothes for your child in case of any accidents. We do have a small supply of spare clothes but it is easier for your child if they have their own.

Behaviour System

The whole school operates the same behaviour system. Please see our school behaviour policy for more details.

Home Time

Please advise us if someone else is picking up your child either by phoning the office, writing a letter or telling your child’s teacher. This helps to avoid unnecessary upset at the end of the day.

Illness

If your child is unwell and unable to come to school, please inform the office. Please see the covid-19 parent guide for guidance on what to do if you think your child has or has tested positive for Covid-19.

Thank you for your continued support, we can’t wait to see your child progress over the year.

 

Mrs Wrightson. Mrs Loney and Mrs Davis.

 

Please follow the link to the Team One’s Knowledge Organiser

This document gives an overview about what your child will be learning this term.

 

Welcome Chester – our School Dog

From Wednesday 21st July we will be inviting a dog into school. A full risk assessment has been completed which will be available on our website. Chester is nearly 2 years old, a labradoodle (hypoallergenic) and belongs to myself (Mrs Owens).

There has been extensive research about the many benefits that can be seen by having a school dog.   

  • Dogs teach children about responsibility – by children having to remember to feed and give water to the dog it can give them a sense of importance and satisfaction that they may not get from other responsibilities.  
  • Dogs teach children patience – they do not always do as they are told first time!  
  • Dogs teach children compassion – just like us dogs feel pain and emotion.  
  • Dogs teach children about socialisation – by the children learning how to interact with a dog they can better learn how to socialise with other children.  
  • Dogs are fun – they greet you with a wagging tail every day and put a smile on your face, even on a bad day. 
  • Please follow the link to the Risk Assessment for this activity:-  Risk Assessment – Dogs in School- Sigg

Please follow the link to the letter which was circulated to parents/carers:-  School Dog letter

 

Fun ideas for the Summer

If you are looking for fun things to do over the summer here are some nice ideas provided by Tapestry:-

Experimenting

Story

Physical

Number

Creativity