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Welcome to St Paul’s Class!
Our class teacher is Miss Dray
Our class teaching assistants are Mrs Miall & Miss Hinton.
There are 22 children in St Paul's, and we share our learning environment with the children in St Peter's. Miss Jenner is the class teacher in St Peter's class.
We work in key person groups across the whole of Foundation Stage, this is to give the children the opportunity to work in smaller groups. Each key person group has their designated adult with whom they will work with. The children will be in these groups for morning/afternoon routines, adult led group times and story times. During the rest of the day the children will all be together, taking part in their Child Led activities, across both classrooms and our outside area.
Key person adults:
Victory House - Miss Jenner
Valiant House - Miss Dray
Arethusa House - Miss Hinton
Ocelot House - Mrs Miall
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.
- We are using the Cornerstones curriculum, where each term we will focus on a given topic. We will have lots of exciting activities to carry out and lots of new things to learn.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- P.E. is on a Thursday afternoon.
- We wear our PE kit into school on our PE day.
- 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 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 will send out books for the children to read with you at home.
- Activities to work on at home will be uploaded on to Tapestry.
- Phonics sounds that the children have been working on will be uploaded to Tapestry, please practise these with your child at home.
- Homework activities will be set every Friday. This will either be a literacy task or a numeracy task. We ask that this is completed by the following Friday and that you either send in completed work or upload onto tapestry.
- We love it when you upload things on to Tapestry that the children have been doing at home. This may be extra learning or some exciting they have done.
- We follow the 6 school golden rules. These are:
We are kind, gentle, inclusive and supportive.
We respect and follow our school values.
We look after property.
We work hard to achieve and shine brightly.
We are safe and honest so everyone can enjoy school.
We listen carefully and follow instructions.
- We have a traffic light system in class, where ‘Green to Go’ is rewarded, and yellow, amber and red 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!
- Teamwork is something that we like to encourage within our class and we enjoy working hard in our Key Person groups to earn different things. Once we get 10 of our chosen object we get a reward within our group.
- 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!
- You may even receive a text message to tell you if we have done something wonderful.
- We have an informal open door policy in reception class.
- Miss Dray's e-mail is always available- firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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, you can phone the school office (01634 338922) and request that the teacher phones you back to arrange a mutually convenient time to meet. Or you can write a note and send it in your child's book bag.