Reception 2020

This summer we have updated our Reception/ Year 1 classroom. We passionately believe in the curiosity approach (also known as the Reggio Emilia approach) which is based on creative ways of learning to develop awe and wonder. This is based on best practice across the country and rooted in research.

The prevalence of natural materials provide a sensory experience and a blank canvas on which children can develop their imaginations. It has also been shown to develop a calmer environment in the classroom. We have thought very hard about what our children need in order to learn and grow. We are really proud of how it looks and how well the children are interacting with it.

Huge thanks to Miss L i n d e r a n d Ad r i a n (o u r p r e m i s e s officer) for their work on this over the summer.

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We need your help

Please can you make sure that your child brings a named, filled water bottle into school everyday. This is part of our Covid risk assessment to keep children safe.

Please can you arrive between 8:45 and 9:00 each morning. We are trying to avoid crowds gathering at the gates for your own safety and you can help us with this by not arriving before 8:45.

Many thanks

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World Book Day

Yesterday, we celebrated reading by dressing up as book characters. We were impressed with the costumes we saw and the effort you all went to.

Every child will have received a £1 book token this week. This can be used in book shops to buy a book to the value of £1 or as a token towards the full price of a book. We will have a book fair at school from Thursday 19th – Thursday 26th March which will accept these book vouchers.

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Book Week

We have had book characters strutting down the catwalk in collective worship and children running round the playground looking for frogs flying on lily pads as part of our book week. All classes have focused on the story Tuesday by David Wiesner – a book which has gripped the whole school all week in a tale of an invasion of amphibians (ask your children).

Three children from each class also won prizes (a book!) for the most creative, best homemade or most fabulous costumes.

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Breakfast Club

As you know we are working with the team from Ultimate Sports, who are running our successful after school club. Ultimate Sports also offer Breakfast Club which is £5.00 per day (7.30am – 8.45am). The children will have breakfast (toast and cereals) and morning activities with Ricardo, Maria and Jerell. The team have forged some great relationships with our children and we hope you can make use of this valuable provision.

Please speak to the office for an application.

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Parent View

Thank you to everyone who completed the online parent view questionnaire at parents’ evening.

I am pleased to report the following:

  • 95% parents feel that their child is happy at our school.
  • 98% say that their child/ren feel safe at school.
  • 95% parents say that the school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.
  • 95% said that school makes them aware of what their child will learn during the year.
  • 90% parents feel that their concerns with the school have been dealt with properly.
  • 100% parents feel that the school has high expectations for their child.
  • 100% parents feel that their child does well at this school.
  • 98% say that the school lets them know how their child is doing.
  • 94% think that there is good range of subjects available to their child at this school.
  • 95% parents would recommend our school to other parents.

These results are encouraging but we will not stop until we reach 100%!

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