Mobile phones, toys, concentration aids and trading cards

Mobile Phones in school

Please note that children should not bring mobile phones to school.

 

Exceptions are:

Years 5 and 6 -

Children who walk to school on their own and parents have confirmed, in writing, with the class teacher that your child will bring a mobile for safety reasons on the journey to and from school. 

 

These mobiles MUST be handed to your class teacher at the beginning of the day and will be returned at the end of school.

 

Years 3 and 4

In exceptional circumstances, after a discussion with your class teacher parent should confirm in writing the reason your child requires a mobile.  Again, this MUST be handed to the class teacher in the morning and collected at the end of the day.

Concentration aids

At the class teacher’s discretion, children may only use concentration aids in class to support high levels of concentration in learning time when children may find it hard to concentrate.  This should be a piece of learning equipment and not a toy.  If these cause a distraction or stop work being completed the class teacher will ask your child to put it away.

 

A concentration aid is defined in the pictures above.    NB: Fidget spinners are a toy and not a  concentration aid.

 

If you are not sure that you have brought a concentration aid or you think you may need one, then please see Mrs Harding who is the school SENDCo.

 

Toys and trading cards

Could we ask for parents support in not allowing your children to bring toys or trading cards into school.  These are a huge distraction in class and causes arguments and upset in the playground. 

 

The only exception will be if your class teacher has arranged a show and tell session.