Back to school 2022
Welcome back to all our families!
The children have settled calmly and enthusiastically into their new classes and routines and it has been wonderful hearing about so many holiday adventures and news.
We are starting the year with all classes completing activities to support the setting of expectations, settling in and getting to know their new classes and staff members. These activities include, for example, researching class names, creating class charters, writing a letter to their future self and using their Maths knowledge to set "figure me out" challenges.
Teachers will also be completing baseline assessments over the next 2 weeks.
Each child will also begin the year painting or drawing a self portrait inspired by the following artists:
Year 1 Kehinde Wiley
Year 2 Sonia Boyce
Year 3 Lubaina Himid
Year 4 Billy Mandindi
Year 5 Chris Ofili
Year 6 Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
This year, year groups will be sending out a year group newsletter every 2 weeks. This newsletter will summarise learning and share what learning will be coming up in your child's year group. The 1st of these will be sent out on the school app on Monday 19th September. The Friday weekly newsletter will continue to give general whole school updates and messages. There is a lot of information for parents and carers on our school website and app.
Please visit the following pages to answer frequently asked questions: *School times for Year 1 - 6
*School term dates for this year
We know the upcoming months will be difficult financially for many of our families. If you need to access additional support for your family please speak in confidence to Mrs Doyle in the front office. All contributions for our school food bank are very much appreciated (tinned goods, toiletries, cleaning products, dry foods etc) or through a donation via ParentPay.
Meet the Teacher meeting -Tuesday 20th September 5pm.
This will be in school and a chance for parents and carers to find out more abut the leaning in each year group. PowerPoints for these meetings will be available on the year group pages of the website after the meetings.
Thank you again for such a positive start to 2022/23!
Kind regards Nicola Wilson and the George Tomlinson team