Welcome to the first Isham CE Primary School newsletter
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to a new school year. I hope you all managed to enjoy an amazing summer and take full advantage of some of the glorious weather we were lucky enough to experience this year. The children have settled in well into their new year groups, and there has been a lovely positive atmosphere around the school. Our new year 6 group have a very important job this year of providing role models for our younger children and we are sure they will step up to the challenge! The Reception classroom is currently awaiting its new arrivals and we are very much looking forward to the children starting on Monday on a part time basis.
As you can all see, the Isham newsletter has had a complete revamp and I am very pleased to introduce you to our first online newsletter. Through the newsletter, we aim to provide you all with regular updates and key information about the school so that you can feel better informed about what is happening on a day to day basis.
In school, all the classrooms have been given a makeover to encapsulate this term's projects and the focus for each class are as follows:
- Reception: In the Garden
- Years 1 and 2: African Safari
- Years 3 and 4: Extreme Explorers
- Years 5 and 6: Groovy Greeks
Please keep an eye out on our website in the next few weeks (on the class pages) for pictures of the classrooms and overviews of the term. I am sure we will be in for another jam-packed term and I look forward to updating you all with everything that has been happening.
Becky Hawke, Deputy Head
Start of Year Reminders
We have quite a few new families joining the school this year so we just wanted to give a few reminders about the day-to-day running of the school. For KS2, the doors open at 8.45am so the children can be sat down for registration at 8.50am. All children should enter school independently and there will always be a member of staff on the door to take any messages if needed.
For KS1 and Reception children, the door is opened at 8.50 so the children can be sat down for registration at 9 o'clock. If needed, parents are welcome to bring their children in to help them settle within their new classrooms for the first week but, by the 17th September, we expect all the children to enter school independently. Any messages or issues, again, can be discussed with the member of staff on the door.
Teaching staff do need to be with their classes in the morning so, if you do need to speak to your child's teacher, it is much easier to speak to them at the end of the day or phone the office to make an appointment.
At the end of the day, KS1 finish at 3.25pm and KS2 at 3.30pm. All children exit from their classrooms once their parent / carer can be seen. Children in KS1 who have siblings in Reception will leave together through the Reception classroom. We ask that you inform the school if someone different will be collecting your child, as we cannot let your child leave with a different adult without your permission. If your child is in year 5 or 6 and you are happy for them to walk home by themselves, please provide written permission to Miss Harrison.