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St Peter's Partnership with Parents

At St. Peter’s we aim to establish an effective partnership with you to ensure that your child gets the most out of school. Staff are available most afternoons after school to discuss any immediate questions or worries that you may have and regular newsletters provide information on issues and forthcoming events.

There are termly parents’ evenings for you to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher as well as curriculum information evenings on different subject areas. We usually provide leaflets to accompany these evenings for parents that are unable to attend.

We welcome the offer of voluntary help in school. If you would like to come in and work alongside the children under the direction of the teacher, please let us know via the Office.

Homework

Children will bring home reading books to share with you, however feel free to supplement them with your own books as well.  Please make a note in the blue contact book when you have read with your child as, although we change books twice a week, we would not do so if it has not been read. 

Termly spellings for each Year 1 and 2 will be sent home for you to help your child with and they will be tested on these at the end of each term.  These will be words which are frequently used and those you need to learn.   

Additional homework from each class will differ to be appropriate for the age and needs of a class.  Please feel free to discuss this with your child’s teacher if you would like further information.  A homework policy is available in the School Office for your reference if required.  

School Uniform

To help give the children at St. Peter’s a strong sense of identity and to strengthen our team ethos, our school uniform is as follows:

Boys: Grey trousers/shorts, white/grey shirt or white polo shirt, school sweatshirt or cardigan or maroon sweater, grey/ white socks.

Girls: Grey skirt/pinafore dress, white polo shirt or blouse, school sweatshirt or maroon cardigan/jumper, maroon/red checked dress for Summer.

Shoes: sensible and appropriate for daily school wear. We find that buckles or Velcro are easier for children to manage if they are unable to tie laces as yet. Sandals to have backs with a strap or Velcro and worn with socks. We have to make health and safety a priority and flip-flop type and open-backed footwear is inappropriate for the activities that the children carry out through the day. Equally, please can gladiator-style sandals and sockless feet be saved for weekends and out-of-school hours.

P.E. Kit: Shorts, T-shirt and Plimsolls

School uniform must now be purchased on-line, please click on the link which will take you to the School Trends website.  All purchases can be delivered to the school free of charge. We have a small stock of school sweatshirts and polo shirts that can be purchased from the school office but once these have gone we will not be ordering anymore in.  We also hold a small stock of good quality second hand uniform.

In addition, we have a stock of Baseball and Legionnaire caps with the school name on them, book bags and PE drawstring bags which can be purchased from the school office. The former are particularly useful as they are large enough to hold reading books and lunch boxes and are small enough to fit into the limited space available.

Please ensure that all of your child’s property is labelled as it is very difficult to reunite children with their belongings when there are so many similar items in school.

Blue Contact Books

Each child has a blue contact book. We ask you to write short comments regarding your child’s progress with the book each time you read together at home. This contact book can also be used for questions you may have if it is difficult for you to get into school to see the teachers. They may write comments when they hear children read individually and will answer any queries that you may have.

Other Useful Information and Links

Health Help Now

Health Help Now is a web app that can be found online and is free to everyone who lives and works in Kent and Medway. It can be found at www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net.