Welcome to Reception Class and to St. Bernadette School! We hope that you have all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to the exciting times ahead. The children have had a fabulous first few days in school and are all settling in really well. They are having lots of fun exploring the classroom and making new friends.
The children are all doing fantastically well coming into school in the mornings and in the afternoons. We know that for some children (and parents) this is a daunting and emotional time. Please be assured that any children who are initially finding this part of the day difficult settle quickly once inside and are soon busy happily playing.
A Few General Reminders:
Please can all parents ensure that their child brings a named and filled water bottle into school with them each day so that they can drink regularly throughout the day. This will be sent home at the end of each day so that it can be washed and returned to school again the following morning. We request that these drinks bottles contain water only please and not other drinks.
Please can we request that children do not bring overly large bags to school as their ‘book bag’ as there is limited space to store these in the class cloakroom. Please look inside your child’s bag on a daily basis as letters and other correspondence from school may be sent home in them.
Please ensure that all belongings (uniform, coats, lunch boxes, book bags, water bottles etc) are clearly labelled with your child’s name. This both helps your child to recognise their name and locate their own belongings but also enables misplaced items to be easily identified and returned.
Whilst the weather is still fairly pleasant at the moment please ensure that your child has a coat in school with them each day as we will take the opportunity to go outside both rain and shine! We recognise that some children may find putting on and fastening their own coat difficult and we support children in practising and developing this skill in school. This is something that parents can practise at home also to help aid your child’s independence.
As a school we have an open door policy and staff are always available to talk to you regarding any queries or concerns you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us in this regard, either by writing a note or by making an appointment via the school office.
We look forward to sharing this year with you and your child and seeing them develop and progress to their full potential.
Mrs Mills and Miss Broom
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