Pocklington Community Junior School

The School Day

FAQs – The School Day:

I would like to have a look round the school.

I need to get an urgent messageto my child.

I would like to report an absence.

My child needs to take some medicine during the school day.

My child has an appointment to attend during the school day.

What happens if my child is late?

I would like to volunteer in school.

I would like my child to have a home lunch.

I am concerned about my child at playtime.

My child said they didn’t have time for their lunch.

I would like my child to start walking home alone, do I need to let the school know?

My child has lost an item of clothing, what is the lost property process?

What does my child need to bring to school each day?

Arranging a look round our school

Please contact us 01759 302224 to arrange a visit. We will arrange a convenient time to give you a tour of the school, answer your questions and talk to you about our values. Please be mindful that if this is during the school day, some areas may be inaccessible.

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Urgent Messages

If you do need to leave an urgent message for your child please call us direct 01759 302224 option 2, rather than email or text.  A message will then be taken to your child’s class.

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Reporting an Absence

Please contact us on 01759 302224 option 1 to report an absence. If we have not heard from you before 9.15am, an automated text will be sent to remind parents they need to contact the school about their child’s absence or we will call you.

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Administering medicine

If your child needs to take a prescription medicine during the school day please come to the school office where you will need to complete and sign a permission form. This form provides a record of what medicine is being administered when and by whom. If you have any queries regarding this, we have a designated First Aid staff member and administer of medication – 01759 302224 option 2.

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Appointments during the school day

If your child needs to attend an appointment please put this in writing with the date of the appointment and the time your child will be collected from school. A  copy of the hospital (or other)  appointment letter is always useful for our attendance record keeping. This should be given to the class teacher who will then send it the office via the class register.

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If your child is late

Please enter via our main reception if the gate has been locked. Parents will be asked to fill in a late register with a reason for lateness and must report to an office staff member if a school dinner is required.

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We encourage and really appreciate anyone who would like to come in to school to help the children read, mark spellings, help with displays or offer some experience in other ways. Please collect and complete a registration form available from reception and Mrs Narey, our Business Manager, will get in touch with you.

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Home Lunch

Please inform your child’s class teacher via their planner or a letter. Lunch is currently 11.30-12.30pm for for Years 3&4 and 12.00pm-1.00pm for Year 5 and 12.30-1.30pm for Year 6.

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Playtime Concerns

We have a number of play leaders on hand every lunchtime who are there to help the children enjoy their playtime and at morning break there are teachers available. In the event there is an issue that you wish to discuss about your child please speak to your child’s class teacher or contact the school 01759 302224.

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Time for Lunch

Now we have introduced the split year lunch times we have found that children have plenty of time for lunch and to get to any lunchtime clubs. Early lunch passes are available for children where there are time constraints.

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Children Walking Home

We would appreciate, if your child is in year 3 or 4, that their teacher is informed if they are allowed to leave the school unaccompanied at the end of the day. Teachers do come out with these year groups and children are only to leave the teacher when they see their parent/carer. The class teacher should also be informed if your child is going home with someone different, such as a friend.

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Lost Property

We have a designated area where all lost property is held. All named clothing is passed back to the individual which is why we stress the importance of naming all items. Children are allowed to check for lost property at the end of the school day.

Needed in school

Your child will need to have their PE kit in school, a water bottle and rainproof/weatherproof coat. All stationery items are supplied.