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Weekly reminders for week beginning 14th September 2020

It was certainly lovely to welcome the children from Year 1 to Year 6 back to school last week as well as welcoming our Reception and Nursery families throughout the week. The children certainly lived up to expectation and took the changes in their stride. They settled quickly into their classes with lots of learning taking place. We hope, as the week progressed, dropping off and picking your children up became easier. Thank you for your understanding regarding this.
 
Reception
Welcome to our Reception children who all start on Monday. We look forward to welcoming the children and their families to Clockhouse.

Nursery
Welcome to some of our Nursery children who will be starting with us later in the week, as with Reception we look forward to welcoming the children and their families to Clockhouse.

Meet the Teacher
As many of you know, normally during this time we hold short 'Meet the Teacher' sessions. Obviously this is not possible at the moment but again we are not put off by this and have come up with an alternative. Look out for a short presentation video coming out from each teacher towards the end of the week, where they will talk to you about the year ahead. If you have any questions that you would like them to answer please send them a message.
 
Online Reading and Maths resources to use at home
Please remember that Reading Eggs, Reading Eggspress, Times Table Rock Stars and SumDog, the online programmes that we subscribe to, are available for the children. If you cannot remember your password please speak to your child’s class teacher who will be able to reissue it to you .

Class Dojo
If you have not yet signed into Class Dojo please ask your class teacher for your login details. If you have a new phone or device and need the password again to access the Dojo please also ask, it really is such a helpful and valuable communication tool for us and you as well as a way of celebrating your children's achievements in school. More so now than ever as, we will only be sending home paper letters in exceptional circumstances and we are sure you do not want to miss anything. 
 
Jeans for Genes Day
As you will already know, Friday is Jeans for Genes Day, for a small contribution to this worthwhile charity the children can come to school wearing jeans on Friday. If they do not have jeans, jogging bottoms or such are fine as well as own tops. Please ensure though that children are suitably dressed for school, including foot wear, school rules regarding jewellery still apply.
If your child has PE on Friday, please send them to school in their PE kit and we will arrange another day for them to take part. We will communicate this with you at the beginning of next week. 
 
Things to be aware of
Please remember to send children to school in PE kits on their PE Days, this will take some getting used to but we will get there.
 
When reading with your child at home, please comment about the on Class Dojo so that they get their raffle ticket and are entered into the weekly draw. 
 
Please remember to stick to allotted times when picking up and dropping off. Year 1 please do not worry if your queue is a little longer this week, this is inevitable with Reception joining us. Nursery children will be entering through the driveway gate when they start but this will be 10 minutes before Year 2 and Year 3 in the morning and 10 minutes after them in the afternoon so this should not affect the queue.  
 
Letters that went out last week:
The following letters went out last week:
Walking home - Year 3 to Year 6
Nut Allergy - Nut Free School
Jeans for Genes Day

As always we thank you for your continued support in all we do.

Have a good week everyone!
Stay safe everyone
Mrs Savidge
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