Hello and welcome to our class page.
On our page you will find lots of information about our learning, important notices and details of the children's achievements.
Class Teacher: Mr Clarke
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Koulouri
We are very excited about seeing you all back in school and we can't wait to start our new school year. We have lots of amazing activities and learning planned for you and we hope you enjoy your time in Pine class.
From September, we are operating a one way system for drop off and collection. In the morning, your child will enter school via the main school gate and walk to their classroom. At home time, you can enter school via the main school gate and wait at your child's classroom door. Once children are dismissed, follow the path round to the toy box exit which leads back to Aspen Road.
Teachers and TA's are unable to talk to parents and carers at the classroom door at the end of the day. If you need to discuss any issues, please make an appointment at the school office or send a message via Class Dojo.
Please can all children bring a drinking bottle with water (no juice) into school everyday. Please put your child's name on their bottle. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will not be providing cups or bottles for the children.
In Pine class we will continue to use Class Dojo to keep you up to date with our learning. Class Dojo is a great way to communicate with the class teacher, receive important news and see your child's achievements.
We are also recording your child's Pride points on Class Dojo so parents and carers can see individual achievements.
If you are not already signed up to Class Dojo, let us know and we can get you connected.
Our topic webs are a great way to share what topics your child will be learning this year.
Click on the pine leaves below for more information.
Details of our homework can be found here on our class page (click on the pencils below). We will also send a homework letter home with the children.
We are really looking forward to seeing what the children create for their homework. We will share our amazing homework with you on Class Dojo.
Click on the icons below for our newsletters.
We will let you know what days Pine class will be having P.E once this has been confirmed.
P.E kit should include; A plain white T shirt, black/navy shorts, leggings or track suit bottoms and black trainers/plimsolls.
If your child wears earrings, please remove these on a PE day. This is to ensure your child's safety whilst taking part in our PE lessons.
Reading is really important at Snape Wood. We want all children to become confident readers, who enjoy reading for pleasure.
To support your child, please could you read with them at least 3 times a week. Please record your child's reading in their reading diary. Reading diaries will be checked daily so please send them in every day.
Pride points will be awarded to children that read at home.
In Pine class we love to celebrate your child's achievements. We do this in lots of ways, including;
At Snape Wood, children are awarded Snape Wood Pride Points. Children exchange their points for prizes in our Pride Points shop.
Children will be awarded points for the following;
We advise that you regularly check your child's hair for head lice and treat if necessary.
In Pine class, we follow the behaviour traffic light system. All children start the day on green. If a child breaks one of our school rules, they are given a reminder and asked to change their behaviour. If the child does not correct their behaviour, we move the child's name to orange. If there is still no improvement, the child's name is moved to red.
Children are given the opportunity to move up the traffic light system at every stage and we encourage children to work their way back up to green. If a child is on red and their behaviour does not improve they are sent for timeout in another classroom.
Red Cards are sent home if a child is on red at the end of the day (because they have not worked off red) or if they display extreme behaviour. If your child brings home a red card, please take this opportunity to talk to your child about their behaviour. Please sign and return the card.
Green Cards are sent home on a Friday to children that have displayed positive behaviour and finished the week without getting a red card. It is an opportunity for both school and parents to celebrate positive behaviour. The children really enjoy receiving green cards and look forward to bringing them home. If you sign and return the cards, children are entered into a prize draw on Monday.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, children will not be sent to another classroom. They will remain in their bubble.
Your child will bring home letters, newsletters, homework and spellings throughout the year. If you need another copy of any of our letters, please let us know. If your child is off sick, we will put their letters in their tray ready for their return to school.
Please put your child's name on all of their uniform, including jumpers and cardigans.
Reading diaries and books should be in school everyday.
Children should not bring toys into school as they may get damaged or lost.
Read together everyday
Spend time talking about what your child is learning at school
Help your child to learn their weekly spellings
Practice 2, 5, 10 times tables
Play phonics games
Practice writing and ordering numbers
Have fun together
If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please make an appointment at the office or send a message on Class Dojo.
Due to confidentiality, we are unable to speak to parents in public areas.
Thank you for your support