Welcome to St Paul’s Class!
There are 22 children in our reception class, and we share our learning environment with St Peter’s class
Our teachers are Miss Akrill & Mrs Blackman
Our class teaching assistants are Mrs Miall & Miss Hinton. Miss Jenner teaches St. Peter's class.
Below we have listed some helpful things about our class that we thought you might find useful to know.
- Our teachers use the EYFS curriculum for our planning, and we base our learning around what we are interested in. Have a look here: Statuary Framework Curriculum
- We learn to read and write using the Read, Write, Inc. phonics programme. Parents can find out more here: Read, Write Inc.
- Literacy is very important to us, and reading and writing are school priorities this year. We love sharing and talking about stories, and developing our writing skills through a wide range of mark-making opportunities. Parents can find out more here: Reading and Writing
- Our Mathematics curriculum focuses on number, and shape, space and measure. Our work is mostly practical, but we are also encouraged to record our own mathematical thinking in various ways.
- We are very lucky to have a dedicated French teacher, Madame Delyfer, who visits us on Friday afternoons.
- We have Computing on Fridays and have the chance to explore a wide range of technology for different purposes. Computing is taught by Mrs Keen.
- We follow 'Understanding Christianity', a Religious Education programme from the Rochester Diocese. You can find more information on the R.E. page.
- We follow the Greenacre Sports Partnership P.E. curriculum.
- In every lesson, our teachers encourage us to deepen our learning through exciting challenges.
- Each term, our teachers also give us a curriculum challenge that is related to our learning in school. It gives us a chance to show off our learning at home, and our teachers choose a child who has worked really hard on their challenge to win a special reward! This will be sent out at the beginning of each term, and should be handed in at the end of term. Find our curriculum challenges here:
- There are also French challenges, subject challenges and whole school challenges for us to show off our skills.
- P.E. is on Tuesday afternoons.
- We need to wear our house coloured T-shirts, plain, dark shorts and plimsolls or trainers.
- When it is cold outside we can keep warm with a pair of plain, dark tracksuit bottoms or leggings and our school jumper.
- We can leave our P.E. bags on our pegs in the cloakroom.
- We need to tie our hair back and take off any jewellery before we come to school.
- We cover newly pierced earrings with tape. Parents must put this on at home before we come to school.
- We change our sharing books every Friday, and more often if we would like to.
- When we are ready for a reading book, we change these twice a week. We also have a 'show off' read to share with parents at the end of our Read, Write, Inc. Guided Reading unit.
- We follow the school golden rules. These are:
- Do be gentle
- Do be kind and helpful
- Do work hard
- Do listen
- Do be honest
- Do look after property
- We have a traffic light system in class, where ‘Green to Go’ is rewarded, and red and yellow behaviour result in clearly defined consequences. If we move our face to yellow, we miss five minutes of our playtime. If we move our face to red, we will go to another class.
- When we do fantastic work, we might earn a sticker!
- When our whole class have been superstars, we earn a marble for our class marble jar. When we have earned ten marbles, we can choose a class reward!
- Each week, our teacher chooses a Green to Go behaviour star, a Literacy star and a Maths star. Our names will be put into the school praise book and will be read out in Collective Worship on Friday, so that everybody can give us a round of applause!
- We have an informal open door policy in our Reception class.
- You can speak to our teachers in the mornings, or after school when all of the children have been seen off safely.
- If these times are not convenient for you, you can phone up the school office (01634 338922) and request that the teacher phones you back to arrange a more mutually convenient time. Or, you can write a note requesting an appointment and send it in your child’s book bag.
Come on in!
If you would like to come into school for a one-off session to see how and what your child is learning and experience life as part of the class, please contact Miss Akrill, Mrs Blackman or Miss Jenner – the more visitors we have in school the merrier!