1JD - Mrs Daffern 2022/2023 2021 - 2022
Class Teacher: Mrs Daffern
Teaching Assistants: Miss Carter
CLASS PHOTO COMING SOON
(PHOTO TO BE TAKEN ASAP IN SEPTEMBER SO THAT ALL STUDENTS ARE ON THE PHOTO)
We are delighted to have your child in our class and look forward to being part of their learning journey. See below some useful information regarding our class.
Latest Class News
Please see everything we have been up to in the 'Gallery' section at the bottom of this page or conveniently accessible via our School Spider App!
Throughout the year, please be sure to visit our class gallery regularly as it will contain updates regarding our class activities, including photographs for you to see for yourself how our exciting curriculum engages and stimulates your child. The easiest way to access our class gallery is via the School Spider app, however you can also click on the gallery picture below.
Please visit our Parent Hub which is split into two sections; school and home help. The Parent Hub aims to be a one-stop place where you can find the answers or information you may be looking for.
Woodland Learning is on Tuesday - don't forget your wellies & waterproofs
PE is on Thursday
Homework is xxx
Class timetables, useful planners and school term dates can be found in the relevant section our Parents & Carers pages.
· English – Major Glad, Major Dizzy and Rapunzel
· Maths – Maths No Problem - Numbers to 10
· History – Explorers - Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong
· Science – Materials
· Geography – Our Local Area
· P.E – Invasion Games
. R.E- Harvest
· Music – Ragtime - Scott Joplin
· Art – Ourselves - Portraits - Andy Warhol
· PSHE – Relationships and Health and Wellbeing
We are very proud of our ‘Woodland Learning’ offering, where your child will be experiencing a range of new skills in our forest every week. We want you to make the most of every session whatever the weather, so you will need to be appropriately dressed. Please make sure you wear PE/Woodland uniform on your ‘Woodland Learning Day’.
Class 1JD's Woodland Learning day is Tuesday
Your child will also need to bring in waterproof clothes in a waterproof, draw-string bag and wellington boots. As the weather becomes colder they may also want to bring an extra jumper/fleece, an extra pair of warm socks, waterproof gloves and a warm hat.
Please ensure your child does not attend school wearing their wellies and arrives in alternative footwear as this ensures the spread of mud around school is kept to a minimum.
It is essential that you wear appropriate clothing for P.E. We have two sessions per week, one indoors and the other outdoors. Children should attend school in their PE/Woodland uniform on PE days. Black pumps or trainers must be worn for both sessions.
Class 1JD will have PE on Thursday
Please visit our class gallery regularly to see what we have been learning at school.
Updates will be notified to you via our School Spider app . Via the app you will be able to access gallery updates, school calendar and also school communications.
The first time you log in to the app, you will be required to click "forgotten password" link. This will allow you to set a password and access the app. Please note some devices automatically include a capital at the beginning of entry fields, so please ensure the appropriate lower or upper case option is set for any characters you are entering.
If you have any problems accessing the app, please contact the School Office who will be happy to help.
It is expected that your child is reading a minimum of 3x per week. However, you are encouraged to read every day.
In addition, children should aim to log on to our home learning games which incorporate maths and spellings via Numbots/Timetable Rockstars and Spelling Shed. These educational game platforms are a great way for your child to practise at home whilst having fun.
Code of Conduct
We will be looking at our 3 character traits: Look after yourself, Look after each other, and Look after our School. Any children following our code of conduct will be presented with ‘Dojo points’ which will enable them to receive a reward. Any children breaking any part of the code of conduct will be given a warning, which may be followed by a sanction.
At TPS we have a code of conduct that all children are expected to follow. We need your support to implement this. Please also see our Behaviour Policy.
We believe that it’s important that you look smart in your TPS uniform and represent our school with pride. We ask you to start the new academic year by ensuring that you wear full TPS uniform. Please note the following:
- Children are allowed to wear small plain silver/gold studs earrings;
- No trainers (including black trainers);
- No extreme haircuts (including; undercuts, number 1 cuts, excessive hair products/gel);
- Long hair to be tied back (including boys);
- Black/brown/blonde elastic bobbles. If wearing a headband it must be burgundy and no large ribbons or bows;
- No oversized (Jo-Jo style) bows;
- No false nails and/or nail varnish
- No jewellery is permitted save for small stud earrings and a watch.
These requirements are set out in our school policy and we expect all pupils to adhere to them. We appreciate your efforts in maintaining our high standards of appearance.
If you have any good quality uniform which your child has outgrown, please consider donating this to Friends of Townfield Pre-Loved Uniform. You will not only be preventing clothes from going into landfill, but can also help other parents purchase uniform items at a fraction of the price - you may even wish to purchase replacement items yourself. You can find more information in our FOT pages.
School Dinners & Snacks
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a school lunch, as this is funded by the Governments Universal Free School Meals Scheme. Children in these year groups are not required to bring a packed lunch as both hot and cold options are available daily for children to chose from.
Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 may purchase a school dinner at a cost of £2.00 per day/£10.00 per week, which should be paid for in advance via ParentPay. Alternatively, children in these years may bring a packed lunch to school if they wish.
Please see lunch menus for further information.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will receive a daily healthy fruit snack for them to consume during morning break. All children in remaining years (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) are requested to bring fruit /a healthy snack to school for their morning break.
Any named items will be returned to your child’s class. Please ensure all items of uniform are clearly marked with your child’s name (not just initials). All lost property is collected by each year group and is available for checking at each home time for parents/carers to claim any lost items. If you cannot attend at this time, please speak to your child’s teacher. Alternatively another parent/carer may claim lost uniform on your behalf.
Punctuality & Attendance
We are keen to ensure that every pupil attends well and at least achieves our school target of 100%.
- School gates open at 8.30 am and class doors open at 8.45 am and close at 8.55 am
- Registers are taken at 8.55 am – children must be in class at this time
- Please arrive on time to prevent the need to sign in late at reception
- Holidays are not permitted during term time. Parents who remove their children from school during term time will be fined.
- Incentive awards will be given for good attendance
- School ends at 3.15 pm
Corona Virus Procedure
Following a change in advice, there is no longer any requirement to isolate if a child or family member has Covid-19. However, if a child is unwell they should not attend school until they are feeling better to avoid cross infection.
Absences for Sickness & Medical Appointments
Any absences must be reported to the School Office or absence line prior to 9.00 am.
- School Absence line is 0151 652 8498 (option 1)
- Appointments should always made outside of school hours wherever possible. However, if this is not possible, please advise the school office of any appointments
- Appointments can be notified to the school office by email (TPSabsences@remat.org.uk)
- Please ensure a copy of your child’s appointment card/letter is also provided to school to ensure any medical appointment absences are duly authorised.
- Patterns in absence for sickness and appointments are monitored (e.g. repeated Friday afternoon appointments with no appointment confirmation provided) to ensure children attend school unless there is a legitimate reason
How to Help at Home?
Practise 2, 5 and 10 timestables in the first instance and continue to practice counting in 1sup to 100 and backwards to 0.
Challenge your child to complete activities on the Timetable Rockstars, Numbots and Spelling Shed on a device at home as often as possible.
Practise reading and spelling Year 1 comment exception words (see our English>spellings page). These are words that all Year 1 children MUST be able to read and spell by the end of the academic year. You may also want to revisit Reception Words.
Read with your child every night when possible or at least 3 times every week. The more you read with your child, the more they will know. Daily readers will be rewarded for their commitment.
If you have any queries or concerns about your child or school, please do not hesitate to discuss these with your child’s class teachers in the first instance.
Safeguarding Concerns about a child?
Everyone is responsible for safeguarding children, regardless of whether they are your own children. If you have any concerns please report these to our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Keenan or a member of our Safeguarding Team. If this happens out of school hours please do not delay making a report. Outside of school hours, you may contact the Integrated Front Door on 606 2008. Please don't feel put off by making a report. If you have reason to be concerned, that is justification to make a report and school is always thankful for any safeguarding reports ensuring the safety and protection of our children and school.
You can find more information on our Child Protection & Safeguarding page.
Where to find more information?
Our website contains masses of information, not only about Townfield Primary School but also our exciting curriculum and enrichment activities. Furthermore, you can find details of our staff (including how to contact our SENDCo directly), school policies, Governing Board, useful parent information (School Dog, term dates, lunches, communication, making payments, etc) and the additional services we offer to support our wider school community (nursery and wrap around care). Our website is extremely user-friendly, however to help you identify the range of information available please see our website summary guide.
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