At Hythe Bay School we always try to:
be polite and kind
keep our hands and feet to ourselves
take care of our school and town
look after our own and other people's things
listen when others are speaking
and then we will be ready to learn!
We welcome the interest and support of parents in all aspects of school life. We aim to keep parents informed about their child’s progress through newsletters, parents’ evenings, open days and this school website.
Parents are encouraged to keep in regular contact with class teachers through link and homework books, email and by calling into the classroom at the end of the day.
Mornings are a more difficult time to talk to teachers as a briefing session is held before lessons to discuss whole school issues but, given prior notice, this can be arranged.
It is important that any changes that affect your child are made known to us and, similarly, any medical conditions, emotional or physical difficulties notified to class teachers as soon as possible.
Children are encouraged to be independent at school and it will aid their confidence if they are able to:
go to the toilet without assistance
use a knife, fork and spoon
dress and undress
understand and obey simple verbal instructions
Do not worry if your child is having trouble mastering any of these skills. All children are different and we can work together to develop their skills further.
In the Reception class it is helpful if, each day parents bring their child into the classroom with their book bag and a bottle of water. Parents are encouraged to continue to settle their children into their classrooms until they feel ready to go into school independently in the morning.
Children in Reception have a piece of fruit and a drink each morning as part of their curriculum time.
PE kit in a drawstring bag must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and, similarly, their lunchbox, if they are not having a cooked school meal.
We welcome volunteer helpers in class so please contact the school office or class teacher if you have an hour or so to spare. Our volunteers will be asked to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
It is really important that children have the opportunity to drink water during the school day; research shows that children who drink plenty are more able to concentrate at school. We really encourage children to bring water (no juice, please) in a named sports bottle to school each day.
Please telephone if your child is unwell so that we know your child is safe at home or email us using the direct email form below. The school will make contact with parents if your child is absent without prior notiffication.
If your child has to attend a medical or dental appointment during the school day, please collect an authorisation slip from the school office in advance.