I will update this page with any new and important information that you need to know as parents in Year One. I will be updating this page regularly please ensure that you check this page frequently to find out everything you need to know. Thank you for your co-operation.
Online Logins and Resources sent Home
I have now reset and updated all of the children’s logins for their online resources. On Friday I gave each child a plastic wallet with all of the children’s logins that they will need for the upcoming year. They have their logins for the following websites:
Big Maths ( to practise their weekly arithmetic tests)
Active Learn ( to read online books and practise Phonics)
BGFL QR Code ( to go on the online blog and upload homework).
Numbots/ Rockstars ( to practise Maths sums- the logins details for this are in the children’s reading diaries.)
Please note that with Big Maths and Active Learn logins the first column is the username, the second column is the password and the third column is the code.
All of these online resources are essential for the children’s learning and we encourage you to use them regularly as they are great resources for helping your child. Don’t forget that the children also have their username and password for numbots/ rockstars in their reading diaries.
With the BGFL website I encourage you to go onto j2blog and use it to upload photos of any homework you do off the home learning grid. You can find a copy of this on the Year One Homework page on the website or in your child’s homework book. If you go onto the homework page you will find a set of instructions with how to go online and blog which you can use to help you and your child. Try and look after these logins but if you lose any logins just come and let me know as I have then all saved and can easily print off new ones. Any questions or queries just come and find myself (Miss Murphy) or email the office.
Flu vaccination letters
A letter was sent home yesterday about giving consent for flu vaccines in school for your child. The vaccines will happen in October so the letters need to be bought back into school by no later than Friday 2nd October. I really encourage you to think about a vaccine for your child as it is more important than ever this year with the current situation. The vaccine is only a quick spray up each nostril and is completely painless. Year One are very little so perhaps take some time to talk to your child about what the vaccine is, why they are having it and what will happen if you decide for your child to have the vaccine. Thankyou for your co-operation.
Year One Class Trip- ThinkTank Science Museum
Year One's Class Trip is all set for The ThinkTank Museum in Birmingham on Thursday 26th November. We will be going to the museum by coach and will be back for normal pickup time of 3.20pm. The children will need to be dressed in school uniform, as normal, and bring a packed lunch, Letters will be going out shortly in the children's bookbags so please keep your eyes peeled for these! If you have any questions just come and fine either myself ( Miss Murphy) or Mrs Lynch.
Please ensure that if your child has a packed lunch they are bringing in mainly healthy snacks to eat at dinner time. We have seen a number of children who have had nothing healthy in their lunch box whatsoever and who have only eaten crisps, chocolate or sweets for dinner! We encourage all children at our school to lead a varied, healthy and balanced diet so that they can grow up to be the best that they can be! Please support us with this and motivate your children to eat a healthy lunchbox where possible. Thank you for your co-operation.
New start and finish times September 2020
On Friday 4th September 2020, your child was given a letter informing yourselves about the changes to the start and finish times at school. Please click on the document below to access and read this letter as it informs you of the new times and which gates you should be dropping and collecting your children from. The start and finish arrangements will begin from Monday 7th September 2020. We thank you for your co-operation and support during these strange and different times.
New Changes to School Uniform September 2020
This year, we are trying out a new uniform to ensure that our children can be as active and engaged in their learning as possible. The children are trying out lots of active activity through their weekly PE lesson on Monday afternoon and'The Daily Mile' and to maximise this time we need the children to be dressed appropriately at all times. I have uploaded the new School Uniform Dress Code and Hair/ Jewellery Policy Documents below and this has also been sent home to all parents. The main changes are that children should now be wearing plain black trainers and joggers (no logos) instead of trousers and skirts or dresses so that they are suited for all weathers and active activities. Children are still expected to wear a white polo shirt and a blue V Neck sweatshirt or cardigan with the school badge and gold stripe.