Joining Church Hill Middle School

FAQ 

WHEN WILL WE RETURN TO SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER?  The first day of school for our year 5 children will be Monday 6th September 2021, with all other year groups returning on Tuesday 7th September. All other term dates can be found on our website. 

 

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS FOR UNIFORM? 

Full details of expected school uniforms can be found here: School Uniform We expect that all pupils wear our uniform both in school and when representing the school at events or on visits. When the pupils are travelling to and from school in the community, we expect that the same high standards are met with the pupils wearing their uniform with pride.   

WILL THERE BE ASSESSMENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF YEAR 5? 

Year 5 – We will have assessments towards the beginning of Year 5, but these won’t be straight away! The purpose of them will be to understand where you are as a learner and what we need to do to support you in reaching your potential. They are nothing to worry about! These assessments usually take place once a term throughout the year so we can keep track of your learning journey and tailor our teaching to help you.  

 

WHAT WILL CHURCH HILL DO ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING IN SEPTEMBER? 

We, as a school, continue to follow any advice from the government about social distancing in schools and will do so in September whatever the guidance is at that point. We will make sure that you are as safe as you can be in school and will appreciate your cooperation with this.   

WILL ALL OF OUR LESSONS BE IN THE SAME CLASSROOM WITH THE SAME TEACHER? 

 Year 5 – You will all have a class teacher, with whom you are with for most of the time in your classroom. However, for some subjects, you will go to a different room, with a different teacher, in order to provide you with the best equipment, space and expertise for your lesson.    

WHERE CAN PARENTS DROP OFF AND COLLECT CHILDREN FROM? 

On the first day of term in September, parents can bring their children onto the playground from either the Wood Piece Lane entrance or the Tanhouse Lane entrance. After the first day, pupils can be dropped off at the playground gate on the Wood Piece Lane entrance or at the gate which enters the school site if you are coming from the Church Hill shops.    

WHAT TIME DO WE START AND FINISH SCHOOL? 

Year 5 and 6 children start school at 8:45am but should not arrive any earlier than 8.35 and should go straight to their classrooms on arrival. School finishes at 3.20pm.    

IS THERE ANY BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE? 

The school run a breakfast club from 8:00am until 8:45am where pupils can pay 50p to have a healthy breakfast. Homework club runs daily from 3:20pm until 4:00pm. For wraparound care, Abbeywood First School run Foxes. Please contact them for further details.   

HOW MUCH HOMEWORK DO I GET? 

English and maths homework is set weekly on TEAMs. Each half term, there is a project that links to the learning theme for that half term. Children are expected to read every day and record their reading in their planners.