Welcome back!

We are coming towards the close of our first full week of the autumn term and it is great to see all children settled in their new classes and arriving into school raring to go. We extend a warm welcome to all our new pupils in nursery, reception and right across the school. We also welcome Mrs Austin, Ms Hunter, Mrs Lant, Miss Smith and Mr Templey to the staff. As we start a new school year, we would like to take this opportunity to provide some information for the term and to remind you of a few routines to help the school to continue to run smoothly.

Be the best you can be: attitudes to learning and life

We are determined at Hadleigh Community Primary School that all pupils achieve well and “Be the best they can be”. We encourage pupils to try hard and take pride in all aspects of their work. In classrooms and on the sports field, all staff will be praising pupils for their attitude to learning and their efforts to be the best they can be when they flex their learning muscles! We also want to affirm being the best person you can be. Throughout school, we will be celebrating the personal qualities of respect, honesty and kindness.

Learning Posters

A year group specific learning poster (or newsletter for nursery) is attached to give you a feel about curriculum content this term. I hope you find the information useful. Please note: included on the posters are opportunities for additional, optional, engaging homework activities. These, along with “shared classroom sessions”, replace our Tic, Tac, Toe programme.

Shared classroom sessions

Following feedback, and as mentioned previously in the paragraph above, we are replacing our Tic, Tac, Toe programme by adding optional homework activities to our learning posters and replacing the opportunity to attend Tic, Tac, Toe sessions in school with “shared classroom” sessions. Each term you will be invited by your child’s class or year group to pop into school and share what your child’s class has been learning. This will be complemented by a termly viewing of work sessions. Dates and times to follow.

Accelerated Reader

Year 3 pupils’ will be experiencing Accelerated Reader for the first time. If you would like to find out more please visit the following link – https://help.renlearn.co.uk/AR/ARParentGuide

Please take note of AR Bookfinder, which is a great resource to use when selecting books at home and in the library. We are always grateful for book donations – please place in the north lobby if you have good quality children’s books you are looking to rehouse! Thank you to all families who have donated so far.

Parking at and around school

Due to the large numbers of pedestrians on the school site and very limited space, the governors have taken the decision that cars can no longer access the top playground to park during or after school events, or use the staff car park. Please make alternative parking arrangements when you collect children from or are attending an after school event.

I would also like to take this opportunity to ask you that if you drive to school we would be grateful if you parked in a
safe and legal place and showed courtesy to our many neighbours. Thank you.

Quick reminders!

  • Please remember to “name” all clothing and personal equipment.
  • Lost property will be held up until the end of every half term. It will then be sent to a clothing charity. Lost property is located on the top playground.
  • Water in drinking bottles that have a top that pulls up to allow the water through and then can be pushed down to close and seal it. Some bottles have screw tops which are easily spilt over books and work.
  • Healthy snacks at break, such as fruit
  • We are a nut free school so no nut based products
  • PE kits in school for PE lessons – with shorts and t-shirts under tracksuits at all times. Remember, earrings must be removed for PE. If your child finds this difficult please do not wear earrings on PE days. If the earring is new, tape must be applied.
  • Please supervise your children before and after school to ensure they are not climbing on any railings, walls and benches or disappearing into flower beds and hedges.
  • It is essential that you inform us of your child’s medical needs or any changes to their medical needs as soon as possible.
  • Please remember to walk with bicycles and scooters when on the school premises.
  • Our woodland area and our sports field are learning spaces; please do not allow your children to play in the woods or on the field as considerable time is lost, particularly by Mrs Lee, putting the woodland resources back where they belong.
  • Squishies are not allowed in school