10/09/2021

Welcome to the start of a brand-new year. The children have settled in extremely well and are adjusting to the new routines.
Year 5 had an amazing day at the Kent Police Open Day on Monday, despite it being really hot. They came back enthusiastic about their day and were covered in stickers.
Some of our year 6 sat the Kent Test this week. Year 6 will be looking around secondary schools in preparation for their choices for next September.
In Literacy we have just started reading Kensuke's Kingdom and we are eager to find out what happens to the main character: Michael.
In Maths we are learning about place value and understanding the value of each digit in numbers. We are learning to read and write large numbers both in numerals and words. Year 6 are looking at numbers up to 10,000,000.
We have just introduced the topic called Earth as an Island and will be finding out about some of the islands around the world.
P.E.
Our P.E. day is Thursday. Children can come to school in their P.E. kit.
Please wear the correct P.E. kit to school: Black shorts/leggings and their team colour T shirt and trainers.
Trainers
All children should be wearing school shoes, except those who have a medical reason, and we have information about this. Trainers are not part of our uniform. Children may change into them at play time for football but must change back into school shoes after.
Mobile Phones
Whilst we discourage children bringing in mobile phones, if your child does need to bring one in, please can you make sure you have completed a consent form and seen our policy. The children can get letters from the office. Mobile phones are handed in to Mrs Morris or Mr Bowles in the morning where they are locked away safely and given out to the children at the end of the day.
As your child develops their independence, some of them will start to walk home alone. If you wish your child to walk home alone, please write a letter giving your consent to do so and let me know.
If you have any enquiries, please come and speak to me.
Have a lovely weekend and hopefully the sunshine lasts.
Mrs Rackley