OUR e-act VALUES
- Think Big
- Show Team Spirit
- Do the Right Thing
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- Be ready
- Be respectful
- Be safe
WRAP AROUND – BREAKFAST CLUB
Our Breakfast Club is open for children at 8am for which there is a flat rate charge of £1.25 per day, which includes breakfast. If your child is in receipt of Pupil Premium, then Breakfast Club is free.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
In the current environment, we are currently not offering after school clubs but will keep this under review.
THE SCHOOL DAY
The whistle is blown at 8.45am to allow the children to be promptly in school for registration at 8.50am. The school morning is therefore from 8.45am to 11:45 (Nursery), 12.00pm (EYFS/KS1) and 12:30 (KS2) . The lunch hour runs from 12.00pm to 1.00pm for Full Time Nursery, Reception and KS1, 12:30pm to 1:30pm for KS2. This is then followed by the afternoon session, which runs from 1.00pm to 3.15pm. (EYFs/KS1) and 1.30pm to 3:15pm (KS2).
In the current environment we are operating a staggered start system. Please check with the Office the exact drop off times for your child.
|10:15 - 10:30||KS1 Break|
|10:30 - 10:45||KS2 Break|
|11:45||Morning Nursery Children
|11:45||Lunch (Nursery and Reception)|
|12:00||Lunch (KS1 and KS2)|
|13:00||Registration then afternoon lessons start|
|14:45||Assembly (certain days)|
|15:15||End of School|
A good, well-managed homework programme helps pupils to develop the independent learning skills they need for successful lifelong learning. We are grateful for parental support in organising homework.
Typically, we expect that pupils will:
- Read at home for 15 minutes each evening and discuss books with adults or older siblings
- Learn multiplication tables and spellings each week
- Practise skills including handwriting, writing, numeracy or reading comprehension
- Be asked to complete their work at home if they have made insufficient effort during class time
- Be given additional, more extensive homework tasks in Year 6 to help them prepare for secondary school.
Parents and other family members can support pupils by coming in to see the class teacher if anything is not clear.
Reading at Home
We ask all parents/carers, to read with children and to write positively in the reading record at least four times a week in Reception and KS1, and at least weekly in KS2. This support is vital in encouraging children to read.
A variety of homework is set weekly.
Numeracy at home
We ask parents to make sure their child completes their daily maths challenge. if they do complete it every day, they can earn rewards.
ICT At Home
We encourage parents and carers to allow pupils to use ICT at home. We have various on-line platforms that we use to support our learning.
Home School Agreement
Our Home School Agreement is a very important document, which we discuss and agree in each class at the start of the year with staff and pupils. It sets out the agreed school rules. Children and staff are expected to sign this, and refer to it through the year. We ask that parents discuss this with their child and sign up to the school rules also.
Click below to view the Home School Agreement COVID -19 Sept2020.
As a school, we are committed to improving the outcomes of all of our pupils. We have re-introduced 3 new core curriculum approaches – Mastery Maths, The Power of Reading and Talk4Writing and as from January 2019, we will be revamping our STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), to ensure that we are giving all of our children access to a 21st Century Curriculum. We will also be improving our Music curriculum – and already have Year 3 learning to play the Ukelele and Year 4 learning to play Violin.
To keep our parents updated, we hold a monthly Parent’s Forum. We have two Parent’s Evenings (in October and March). An end of year report is provided in the Summer term.
If you want to find out more about your child’s progress, please ask the Office to arrange a time for you to come and speak to your Class teacher.
We firmly believe that our pupils are at the Academy to maximise their potential. It is important that all children take responsibility to create a positive working environment by behaving appropriately in lessons. We have a comprehensive system to remove students whose behaviour is disrupting the learning of others. This ensures that the majority learn, as the teacher is free to teach. Children involved in repeated poor behaviour are monitored and appropriate intervention applied.
Occasionally a child may fail to conform to the requirements of the school community. In very serious cases, as a last resort, when a child causes deliberate suffering to others, is persistently rude to teachers or other adults, or brings the school into disrepute, the child may be excluded from school and the Education Authority informed.