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Athelstan Community Primary School

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My Child at School

What does my child need to bring to school?

If your child is in Raindrops Puddles or Sunshines please look on the EYFS pages as to what they will need to bring to school.

Children in Years 1-6 will need

  • PE kit will need to be brought in at the start of the week and taken home for washing on a Friday. It can be left at school all week.
  • A book bag which needs to be brought to school and taken home daily,                          containing 
    • your child's school scheme reading book - so it can be read at home to an adult daily
    • your child's planner - which contains messages/ logins and information
    • any homework set
  • Water bottle - a clear bottle . We only allow water not juice or fizzy drinks. We have water fountains in school which it can be filled from during the day.
  • If required for morning break, either snack money - to buy fruit/juice from the snack trolley or a piece of fruit or vegetable from home. Children can also have a glass of milk through the 'Cool Milk Scheme'

 Your child does not require

  • Any stationary, pens pencils etc
  • Toys or games

What happens during dinner service? 

School meal service does vary slightly from year group to year group as children go through school. But there are some common principals.

A child will be encouraged to try foods.

A child will be encouraged to eat.

No child will be forced to eat food - if we are concerned that a child is not eating enough then we will be in touch with the family to discuss the situation.

How we develop the children's independence during lunch time

Children in Raindrops -eat their meal in their room, supported by their dedicated staff. We serve them their food whilst they are sat at their tables. We are happy to help them cut up food and support them in eating their lunches. 

 

Children in Puddles - eat their meal in the small school hall. We serve them their food whilst they are sat at their tables. We are happy to help them cut up food and support them in eating their lunches. We serve them their food whilst they are sat at their tables. 

 

Children in Sunshines eat their meal in the large school hall. We serve them their meal whilst they are sat at their tables. We are happy to help them cut up food and support them in eating their lunches, although we would expect them to be able to use a knife and folk. We serve them their food whilst they are sat at their tables. 

 

Children in Year One eat their meal in the school hall. We serve them their main meal whilst they are sat at their tables, but they go independently to the servery to collect and choose their dessert. We are happy to help them cut up food and support them in eating their lunches, although we would expect them to be able to use a knife and folk. 

 

From Year Two to Year Six  children eat their meal in the school hall, children collect both their main and dessert from the servery.  We are happy to still help them cut up food and support them in eating their lunches, we do encourage basic table manners.

Rewards 2020-2021 

Each class will have their own system of rewards for good behaviour and work in class. This will be appropriate to the age of the children.

As a whole school this year ( we have make some adaptions due to restrictions) we have the following awards which children can receive 

 

Star Award certificate

Children can receive these for any positive behaviour or work. They can be awarded by any staff member and are given out at the child's year group assembly Y1 - Y6 or in class in Sunshine's Puddles and Raindrops.

 

Year Star

In Y1-Y6 once a month a child from each year group will receive a Star Award Badge - to show that they have stood out positively that month in their year group. 

 

Star of the Month

Once a month one child across school will receive a trophy for being the Star of the Month  in addition their picture will be displayed on the achievements stars in school. 

 

Stickers

Children can receive a range of stickers - happy faces - good lunchtime- Headteachers awards. We try when ever we can to recognise children's positive behaviour .

 

Lunchtime Award Certificate

Our Mid Day Supervisors will award certificate to children who demonstrate positive behaviour and  or manners at lunchtime.

 

Headteacher Postcards

The headteacher will send home a postcard acknowledging work, progress or behaviour which warrants  more than a Star Certificate.   

Birthdays

Birthdays are very special events and as such we like to make the birthday child feel special.

If your child's birthday falls on a school day, then on that day they can wear whatever they like to school. If they want to wear their school uniform, that is fine - but they have the option to wear their favourite outfit, their team strip, fancy dress - what ever they like. 

It means that everyone who sees them that day knows its their birthday - and will most likely wish them a happy birthday.

We also give each child a Birthday Certificate from Athelstan. 

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