Parent & Carers A-Z

To ensure you can find all the information you require as quickly and as easily as possible, we have provided you with a handy A-Z guide of all the things you need to know whilst your child is at our school.
If for any reason you are unsure about anything, please contact the school office for further details.

 

Clubs

website_2016_5All clubs (unless specified) are provided free of charge to Years 2,3,4,5 and 6. Permission slips must be completed before joining. Should a club become oversubscribed, you will be placed on a waiting list; however, we will try our best to accommodate all pupils.

All after school clubs will run from 3:30-4:15pm. Further details will be sent out each half term.

Homework (Home Learning)

Diss Church of England Junior School regularly sets Home Learning activities to be completed at school.

Remember that homework helps children to improve the skills taught in class.

Year 2 – Year 2 homework is issued on a Thursday and is due the following Tuesday.
Year 3 – Year 3 homework is issued on a Thursday and is due the following Monday.
Year 4 – Year 4 homework is issued on a Thursday and is due the following Tuesday.
Year 5 – Year 5 homework is issued on a Thursday and is due the following Monday.
Year 6 – Year 6 homework is issued on a Thursday and is due the following Tuesday.

If you would like further information on how to support your child at home, please check the guides below or ask your child’s class teacher for more advice. We are happy to help!

Guides

Non Negotiable Parent Leaflet – Year 3
Non Negotiable Parent Leaflet – Year 4
Non Negotiable Parent Leaflet – Year 5
Non Negotiable Parent Leaflet – Year 6
Parents’ Guide to Grammar
Parents’ Guide to Grammar: Progression

PE Days

While we try to keep PE lessons to set days, a full indoor and outdoor kit must be available Monday to Friday.

Year 2 – Year 2 PE days are Monday (Silver), Tuesday (Gold) and Friday.
Year 3 – 
Year 3 PE days are Monday and Tuesday.
Year 4 – Year 4 PE days are Tuesday and Thursday (Spring & Summer).
Year 5 – Year 4 PE days are Monday and Wednesday.
Year 6 – Year 6 PE days are Thursday and Friday.

In accordance with NCC guidelines and our school policy: All jewellery must be removed for PE and Games lessons. Earrings must be removed (if within the 6 weeks healing time, tape must be worn, supplied by the parent / carer). Long hair must be secured back with an elasticated band. Hairbands and clips cannot be worn.

SATs: Information for Parents

Please use the link to access the Government Information for Parents about the end of Key Stage Two assessments. Information for parents.  We have also compiled our own Parents’ Information Booklet which you can find here.

School Diaries

It is important for pupils, parents and carers to use the school diary correctly. This ensures that we have a clear home/school link and that any messages can be passed on easily.
We ask that diaries are signed each week by a parent/carer. These will then be signed each week by your class teacher.

Year 3 – Diaries will be checked on Friday.
Year 4 – Diaries will be checked on Friday.
Year 5 – Diaries will be checked on Wednesday.
Year 6 – Diaries will be checked on Monday.

School Meals

Norse Primary Catering

website_2016_4School meals are freshly prepared on the premises in our own kitchen by Norfolk County Services staff. There is a three-weekly menu, copies of which are available for parents. The menu includes a set meal of two courses, including a vegetarian option, costing £2.20. Jacket potato with various fillings and school packed lunches are available as an alternative to the set lunch. These need to be ordered by your child at morning registration. Drinks can be purchased but water is freely available. Lunches will need to be booked and paid for on a Monday (or the first day back if not in on Monday) and money should be sent into school in an envelope (no purses please) clearly marked with your child’s name, class, which days they wish to have lunch and total amount enclosed. For security reasons please pay by cheque wherever possible (made payable to Diss Church Junior School). Money for items from the tuck shop and drinks needs to be in a named purse or wallet.

Free School Meals – If you are unsure whether you child is eligible for free school meals please do come in and talk to a member of the office staff. To be entitled to free school meals parents must be receiving one of the following support payments:

  • Income Support
  • Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit Child Tax credit and the assessed family income must not exceed £16,190.

Parents receiving Working Tax Credit are not entitled regardless of the level of assessed income.

We have eight Midday Supervisors who are responsible for looking after the children at lunchtime. Each year group has a Supervisor who looks after them and gets to know each child.

Term Dates

School term dates and holidays for the current school year and the next two years can be found at Norfolk County Council’s Schools Website.

Please be aware that there can be variations between schools and we would recommend that you check school correspondence to confirm the our term and holiday dates.

Year Group Teachers and TAs

Year 3 – Miss Caley (3C), Mrs Hall (3H), Mrs Gillman, Mrs Paines and Mrs Theobald
Year 4 – Mr Gray (4G), Miss Chapman (4C), Miss Corrick, Mrs Doe and Miss Baggett
Year 5 – Miss Dekeyzer (5D), Mr Hipwell (5H), Mrs Gladwin, Mrs Wyatt and Mrs Pipe
Year 6 – Miss Purling (6P), Mr Miles (6M), Mrs Steele, Mrs Gooch and Mrs Hunt