Dear parents of current Year 4 pupils,
As we approach the end of the school year, we would usually hold a move-up afternoon for the children, so that they can experience being a member of Darwin class and ask any questions they may have before the new school year begins. As we are not able to have a move-up afternoon this year, I thought that it may be helpful for the children if I called them for a chat. I know, from experience, that some children may be a little anxious about moving into what they perceive as the ‘big class’.
I know that the children often feel that it is a bit strange, having a teacher call them at home! Please reassure them that it is not a ‘check-up’ phone call – I won’t be grilling them about how much work they have done! It is just a chance to say hello. It would be really helpful if they had thought about any concerns they have and if they have a few questions ready to ask me when I call.
I hope that you feel that this is something that your child would benefit from. If you do, please could you text the school and let me know which day it would be best to call. I can call on Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th, Thursday 16th or Friday 17th.
I look forward to hearing from you,
(If your child is currently in school on a ‘key worker’ basis, I will catch -up with them during the school day rather than phone them at home.)