Upper School Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We would like to welcome you to Upper School. We are sure that these will be very happy and productive school years for your child. We believe that, with your support, your child will make excellent progress over the upcoming years. Our aim is to prepare your child as they make their way through Upper School to finish Brentnall with the best possible outcomes in the Year 6 SATs. We want to encourage children to become independent, life-long learners.

Attendance/Punctuality

To ensure the best possible learning in Upper School, your child needs to arrive on time (8.50am) and attend school every day.
Please inform school immediately of the reason for any pupil absence.

Homework

Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday. It will consist of spellings and a piece of Maths work that are linked to what the class have been learning that week. At the start of each new learning cycle, your child will receive a project based homework linked to their Topic work. Please encourage your child to complete their homework as carefully and independently as possible, offering help and support when needed.

Reading

We believe that children should be encouraged to develop a love for reading throughout their time at our school. Pupils who practise their reading regularly at home, tend to make the most significant progress. Therefore, every child will continue to take home a ‘Home Reader.’ Please read with your child every day and record this in their reading record/diary with a signature. It is important to also question your child’s understanding of what they have read. Pupils who read regularly at home tend to make the most significant progress.

Uniform and PE Kit

Please ensure your child is in full uniform at all times. The correct uniform is: burgundy jumper, white shirt, grey skirt/trousers, grey dress, yellow summer dress, school tie and black shoes. Please ensure all items of clothing, especially jumpers, are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Please note:

  • No jewellery
  • Hair must be tied up with a plain bobble – no bows
  • No shaved patterns in hair

Your child will need a P.E kit: black shorts, white t-shirt and trainers/pumps. PE days:

  • Miss Jackson: Year 3 – Wednesday and Friday
  • Miss Smail: Year 4 – Monday and Tuesday
  • Miss Gorton : Year 5 – Tuesday and Thursday
  • Miss Gilmore: Year 5 – Tuesday and Thursday
  • Miss Stephens: Year 6 – Swimming on Thursday and PE on Friday

Behaviour

We have a traffic light system in school. All children showing expected behaviour remain on green. Children who demonstrate unacceptable behaviour will receive a verbal warning. If this behaviour continues, they move to yellow card, then to red if this persists. Children who are on a yellow card will miss 5 minutes of break time and children who are on a red card will miss the whole of break time the following day.

We also have an Always board and the children can move up the board each week if they have followed the Always rules. If they move to the top of the board they will receive their Always badge from Mr Thompson.
Children can also look forward to celebrating their achievements in

Celebration Assembly every Friday at 9am. All parents are welcome.

All children have been put into houses: Elm, Ash, Oak and Birch. They can earn points for their house for good behaviour and attitudes to learning, being polite and helpful, following their classes Always rules and for working hard. The winning house will be announced each week in Celebration Assembly and the winning team at the end of a term will receive a reward afternoon.

Reminders for the week

Monday  Year 4 PE Reading books and reading records/diaries to be taken home, signed and brought back every day.
Tuesday Year 5 PE

Year 4 PE

Wednesday Homework to be handed in

Year 3 PE

Thursday Year 6 Swimming

Year 5 PE

Friday Celebration assembly 9am
Homework given out

Year 3 PE

Year 6 PE

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.

Mrs Woolley

Miss Stephens

Miss Gilmore

Miss Gorton

Miss Smail

Miss Jackson