- Next Monday (only) yr1 children will start school at 8:45am.
The school uniform
All clothing and shoes must be labelled.
It is important that you teach your kids how to:
- Put on and take off a jacket or rain coat.
- Tuck in their shirt.
- Zip and unzip a jacket.
- Put on and take off their shoes or slippers.
The school bag
It is important to teach your kids how to zip and unzip their school bag and how to put things back in their place. It is important that they know where their lunch box, tissues and wipes are. If it is possible please try not to put the lunch box and water bottle in the same section where the copybooks are. It is also advisable that the water bottle is always kept in a small plastic bag in their satchel.
Always check your child’s school bag for items which do not belong to your child and please return them to school. I only allow those children who are finding it very hard to adapt to the new scholastic year, to bring a small toy during the first week.
What to bring to school every day:
- Pencil case/s with colours, pencils, glue etc…
- Lunch box with a healthy lunch ( no sweets or sugary foods such as cereal bars, sponges and cereals which are high in sugar)
- Water bottle (only water is allowed at school)
- A napkin, a packet of tissues and a small packet of unfragrant wipes.
- A dark blue pocket rain coat.
- A small labelled wallet/purse.
- A5 green plastic button file to keep the Maltese mini books in it.
- Blue and purple flat files. Always check purple file for any printed notes to the parents.
- Note book (a narrowed lines copybook covered in fancy wrapping paper and labelled) It is important that you always check it out for any important notes.
- Red plastic pocket file (like the ones in the picture below) with the HW in it.
- Let your child know that you think education is important and that homework needs to be done. You can help your child with homework by setting aside a special place to study, establishing a regular time for homework, and removing distractions such as the television and tablets during homework time.
- No eating while doing homework.
- Parents can monitor work to make sure that it is completed and help their kids while doing their homework but to a certain limit.
- Remember that doing your child’s homework won’t help him/her in the long run.
- Praise all of your child’s efforts and tell him/her to rub off where necessary.
- Write me a note on the note book if your child is taking too long to complete his/her homework. It should not take more than 45 minutes.
- Also write me a note if your child did not know or did not remember how to do the homework, so that I will re explain the lesson or task again.
- Whenever a child does not do the homework I will ask you to sign a note.
- Children have to work out ONLY the pages where there is written HW at the top of the page.
- No homework is given to children when they are sick. Their homework will be given to them when they recover and come back to school. They will be given a week to complete this homework.
- Wednesday is a no homework day. On Wednesdays children are encouraged to study, read, revise and do extra work at home.
Encourage your child to read.
Helping your child become a reader is the single most important thing that you can do to help the child to succeed in school and in life. The importance of reading simply can’t be overstated. Read to your child if he/she doesn’t know how to read yet. Reading helps children in all school subjects. More important, it is the key to lifelong learning.