Welcome to St Peters Class!
Our class teacher is Miss Jenner - firstname.lastname@example.org
Our class teaching assistants are Mrs Smith and Mrs Perrin
There are 22 children in St Peters and we share our learning environment with the children in St Pauls. Miss Stanley is the class teacher in St Pauls class and Miss Hinton is the teaching assistant.
We work in key worker groups across the whole of Foundation Stage, this is to give the children the opportunity to work in smaller groups. Each key worker 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 the classrooms and our outside area.
Key Worker adults:
Victory House - Miss Jenner
Valiant House - Miss Stanley
Arethusa House - Mrs Smith
Ocelot House - Miss Hinton
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 child initiated learning around what we are interested in.
- We are using ideas from the Cornerstones to give us an overall theme title, from which we then take ideas from the children about what they would like to learn about and discuss throughout the theme.
- 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. 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. We use some elements from the White Rose and the NCETM programme. 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 scheme of work.
- PE is on a Wednesday.
- We need to bring our PE kits into school and leave these on our pegs. They will be sent home at the end of every term to be washed and must be returned the following term.
- We need to wear plain dark shorts, a white or our school house colour t-shirt and plimsolls or trainers.
- When it is cold outside we cover up with a pair of plain dark tracksuit bottoms or leggings and our school jumper.
- Our hair is tied back if it is long.
- We take any jewellery off at home before we come to school.
- We cover newly pierced earrings up with tape that parents put on at home before school.
We stick to the 6 golden rules that every class in the school tries to follow.
We are kind, gentle, inclusive and supportive.
We respect and follow our school values.
We look after our 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 lights system in class where ‘green to go’ is rewarded and red, amber and yellow behaviours result in clearly defined consequences. If we move our face to yellow then we have a 5 minute time out within our classroom, however if we move our face to red then we have time out in a different classroom.
- Individuals are rewarded in class with stickers for great work or participation in activities.
- Teamwork is something that we like to encourage within our class and we enjoy working hard in our Key Worker groups to earn different things. Once we get 10 marbles in our jars we get a reward within our group.
- Individuals are chosen each week to go in the school praise book and names will be read out in the celebration worship on a Monday. The three categories for the praise book are: Green to Go Star, Maths Star and Literacy Star.
- 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.
- We will send out books for the children to share with you at home.
- Activities to work on at home will be uploaded on to seesaw.
- 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 seesaw.
- We love it when you upload things on to seesaw that the children have been doing at home. This can be them showing us their extra learning they do with you or something exciting that they have been doing in the evening or at the weekend.
- We have an informal open door policy in our Reception class.
- Miss Jenner's e-mail is always available - email@example.com
- 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.
If your child is registered with the school as having specific special learning needs, please look at the home learning links to meet their requirements attached to this link. Thank you.