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SCHOOL MILK

If you would like your child to enjoy milk as part of their snack time please log on to www.schoolmilkuk.com to order it directly from Fresh Pastures. They will contact us and let us know when your child is due to start having milk and deliver the cartons fresh each morning. You can choose to order it for the term or the whole year. 

 

Any child who is entitled to Pupil Premium Funding receives free school milk. Your child will also receive free school milk up until the term they turn 5 years old.

Our Prospectus outlines the information you will need to send your child to school on a day to day basis. Please feel free to download a copy and print it off, or ask in the school office for a copy. 

Session Times

  • School opens at 8.40am for learning to start at 8.50am.
  • Mid morning break is  for fifteen minutes at 10.15am followed by milk with a fruit and veg snack.
  • Reception have their lunch from 11.45 - 1pm and Years 1 and 2 have lunch from 12 midday to 1.15pm.
  • Mid afternoon break is for ten minutes at 2.15pm.
  • School finishes at 3.20pm.

 

Absence

If your child is going to be absent please telephone the school before 8.50am to let us know the reason why. You can also email us or use the contact form on our website, or text us on the Groupcall number. If we do not hear from you we will contact you to discuss the reasons for absence. If no reason is given your child's absence will be recorded as unauthorised and monitored within our absence tracking.

 

Appointments during School Time

​Wherever possible please make medical appointments outside of school times. If your child does have an appointment during school time please bring the letter or appointment card so a copy may be stored on your child's record. 

 

Term Time Holidays

If your child is going to be absent for any other reason than medical or illness you must write a letter to the Head Teacher requesting permission to take your child out of school, giving the dates you wish to leave and return. Each request for absence during the term is considered on an individual basis and permission may be granted in exceptional circumstances. 

 

If permission is not granted and your child is still absent, this will be recorded as unauthorised and may result in a penalty notice being issued. Please look at our Attendance Policy for further details along with the guidance issued from Kirklees Attendance and Pupil Support. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Collective Worship

Each Friday parents, carers and families are invited to join us in celebrating the hard work the children put in every day. We provide tea, coffee and biscuits in our Diamond Room from 2.30pm before heading into the hall to enjoy the celebrations of achievement. Everyone is welcome!

 

Medicines in School

If your child has been prescribed medicine from the doctor that needs to be taken during the school day you must complete a Medicines in School Form with your child's class teacher. We can only administer medicine that has been dispensed from a pharmacy with your child's name, name of the medicine and dosage clearly labelled. If you are unsure whether your child needs to bring their medicine to school, please contact the school office for further advice.

 

Children who have asthma must have an inhaler that is kept in school. The inhaler should be in its original box which has been dispensed from a pharmacy with your child's name, name of inhaler and dosage clearly labelled. You will still need to complete a Medicines in School Form with your child's class teacher. 

 

If your child has complex health needs please discuss these with your child's teacher or contact the school office so we may work together to set up a healthcare plan and provide you and your child with the support needed whilst they are part of St John's Infant School.

 

Food and Drink

It is important that you keep us informed of any allergies your child may have as some aspects of the curriculum involve handling and tasting food. Children often bring birthday treats in to share with their class and we need to know if your child cannot eat or have contact with certain foods to keep them safe.

 

Each child has their own named water bottle which they are encouraged to drink from throughout the day. Drinking adequate amounts of water regularly throughout the day protects a child's health and boosts their capacity to learn.

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