School Newsletter – 6 Jan 2016


  Posted by: Debbie Rutter on January 5, 2016 at 9:00 am


It is lovely to be back at Lower Peover C.E Primary School. The Governors and I would like to express our appreciation to Mrs Burchell and Miss Dawson for helping the school to run smoothly in my absence.

IT’S GOOD TO BE GREEN

The children have been introduced to a new behaviour system today, which has been agreed with staff and the Governing Body.

School Teams

Key Stages 1 and 2 are divided into four teams each led by a team captain from Year 6. All siblings throughout the school are in the same team. These teams will remain consistent for the whole time at Primary School. The Reception children will be allocated teams prior to Sports Day in July each year. Each team will be represented by a colour (which will be their ‘Sports day colours’).

  • During each week, team points can be allocated for good behaviour and excellent/improved work in class.
  • Team points can be given to children by any member of staff who recognises good behaviour as children move around school, in the classroom, in church or in the playground.
  • Children receive a team point for every day they are ‘Good to be Green’
  • Individual team points are collected on a chart in each classroom. When the chart is completed (150 team points) the pupil can choose a prize.
  • Every Friday the ‘Team leaders’ will count these points and the results will be announced in Collective Worship on a Monday morning. The cup will then be decorated with the correct ribbon and placed in the entrance hall for everyone to see that week’s winner. At the end of each half term the team who has won the most times will be allocated an additional playtime or non-uniform day.

Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1

Children will be encouraged to behave correctly through praise and lessons planned to meet their needs and abilities. Children should be aware of the school rules.  Sanctions will be applied as follows:-

  • Every child will start each morning and afternoon session with their ‘It’s Good to be Green’ card clearly displayed on the classroom ‘It’s Good to be Green’ behaviour chart.
  • A verbal reminder will be given if a child is not following the school rules.
  • A warning will be given if this behaviour continues and the child will be asked to display their amber warning card on the ‘It’s Good to be Green’ behaviour chart. As a consequence, the child will miss 5 minutes of their next play time, or lunch time. 
  • A second warning will result in a child receiving a consequence card, which will also be displayed on the ‘It’s Good to be Green’ behaviour chart. They will then be sent to Key Stage Leader to discuss their inappropriate behaviour. As a consequence, the child will miss their next break-time or 20 minutes of lunch time. A letter will then be sent home. Parents will need to return the reply slip in acknowledgement of this. The Head Teacher may also request contact with the parents / carers to discuss these behavioural issues.
  • At the end of the week if a child has been ‘Good to be Green’ all week, they will receive a sticker for themselves and on the ‘Good to be Green Chart’.
  • Children from all classes who achieve the whole half term ‘green’ will receive an additional reward in school eg extra playtime, film afternoon.
  • Children from all classes who achieve the whole  term ‘green’ will receive an additional reward in school eg extra playtime, film afternoon, plus a ‘Good to be Green’ pencil

Key Stage 2

Children will be encouraged to behave correctly through praise and lessons planned to meet their needs and abilities. Children should be aware of the school rules.  Sanctions will be applied as follows:-

  • Every child will start each morning and afternoon session with their ‘It’s Good to be Green’ card clearly displayed on the classroom ‘It’s Good to be Green’ behaviour chart.
  • A verbal reminder will be given if a child is not following the school rules.
  • A warning will be given if this behaviour continues and the child will be asked to display their amber warning card on the ‘It’s Good to be Green’ behaviour chart. As a consequence, the child will miss 5 minutes of their next play time or lunch time. They will also lose 5 minutes of golden time.
  • A second warning will result in a child receiving a consequence card, which will also be displayed on the ‘It’s Good to be Green’ behaviour chart. They will then be sent to Key Stage Leader to discuss their inappropriate behaviour. As a consequence, the child will miss their next break-time or 20 minutes of lunch time and all of golden time. A letter will then be sent home. Parents will need to return the reply slip in acknowledgement of this. The Head Teacher may also request contact with the parents / carers to discuss these behavioural issues.
  • At the end of the week if a child has been ‘Good to be Green’ all week, they will receive a sticker for themselves and on the ‘Good to be Green Chart’
  • Children from all classes who achieve the whole half term ‘green’ will receive an additional reward in school eg extra playtime, film afternoon.
  • Children from all classes who achieve the whole  term ‘green’ will receive an additional reward in school eg extra playtime, film afternoon, plus a ‘Good to be Green’ pencil

Golden Time in Key Stage 2

  • Each child in Key Stage 2 is allowed 30 minutes of ‘Golden Time’ each week. This time is allocated each Friday afternoon for children to choose classroom activities or an activity chosen by the Class Teacher. If a child misses part of ‘Golden Time’ for 3 times, the parent/carer is informed

I hope you will support us in implementing the new behaviour policy.

CHRISTINGLE WEDNESDAY 27TH JANUARY 2PM (RECEPTION/ KS1) 6PM (KS2)

This is a very popular event in the school calendar.  During the church service we ask the children to make a donation for the Church of England Children’s Society. If you wish to donate please send in your donation in an envelope. In return, the children will receive a lighted candle during the service.  The beautiful church, illuminated by candles, is a memorable sight.

We invite everyone to come along and enjoy this service .Due to the number of children on roll we will have to hold the service twice, at 2pm and 6pm.  You are invited to come along to the service at which YOUR CHILD will receive a Christingle. Please only come to one service UNLESS you have a child in both key stages.

The children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 need not return to school for the evening service.  It may be that you have to bring them along with you to the 6pm service as they have an older brother or sister in KS2.  If they do return children need to sit with their class teacher.

Please ensure the children wear winter school uniform, a shirt with a tie (not polo shirts please), and without a sweatshirt. If necessary, they should wear something warm under their blouse/shirt. School will be open from 5.45pm when class teachers arrive to supervise the children in the classrooms.

If you have any further queries about this service please contact me at school.

Thank you all for your continued support.

Best wishes Sharon Dean (Head Teacher)