Kestrel Class (Year 5)
Welcome to Kestrel Class 2018-2019
Ms Morton: Teacher
Miss Ralph: Teaching Assistant (mornings)
Morning Routine: Children in Kestrel Class are confident about being independent. Parents can help promote this by saying goodbye to their child at the bottom of the ramp. Children then come into the classroom on their own, organise their coats and bookbags, fill their water bottle for the day and change their own reading book. They then get on with their early work, ready for the register at 9.00am.
Classroom Volunteers: Extra help in the classroom is always appreciated, whether it is a regular commitment or occasional help when you are able to. From time to time we also need help on trips or with special activities in school. If you are interested in volunteering to help please speak with Ms Morton. All volunteers in school must complete a Disclosure and Barring Scheme check.
Illness: If your child is ill please contact the school office as soon as possible on the first morning of their absence from school. It helps us if you can also let us know why your child is absent. Please do not send your child back to school until they have been well for 24 hours. If your child has vomitted or had diarrhoea they must remain off school until 48 hours after the last bout of illness. These precautions help your child to get the most out of school and also avoid spreading infection to others.
PE Days: Kestrel Class has PE lessons on Friday. They will need their full PE kit in school. Children need a pair of shorts and t-shirt for gymnastics as well as jogging bottoms, a sweatshirt and trainers for games when the weather is colder. We advise that PE kits stay in school at all times and will send them home to be washed during the holidays.
End of the Day: If someone other than you is going to collect your child from school, please let us know. You can do this either in person, by phoning the office or by writing a note. If someone other than you will regularly be collecting your child from school it is helpful if you let us know in writing so we can keep a note of the arrangement.