Welcome to St Peters Class!
Our class teacher is Miss Jenner
Our class teaching assistants are Miss Hinton and Mrs Miall
There are 23 children in St Peters and we share our learning environment with the children in St Pauls. Miss Akrill and Mrs Blackman are the class teachers in St Pauls 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.
- 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.
- PE is on a Tuesday afternoon.
- We need to wear plain dark shorts, 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.
Do be gentle
Do be kind and helpful
Do work hard
Do be honest
Do look after property.
We have a traffic lights system in class where ‘green to go’ is rewarded and red 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 is something that we like to encourage within our class and we enjoy working hard as a team to earn marbles for our class marble jar. When we get 10 marbles in the jar we get to choose a reward.
- Individuals are chosen each week to go in the school praise book. The three categories for the praise book are: Green to Go Star, Maths Star and Literacy Star. The children will be given a special certificate from their class teacher, which is displayed in class and then sent home the following week.
- 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.
- 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 love it when you upload things on to tapestry 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.
- 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 Jenner, Miss Akrill or Mrs Blackman – the more visitors we have in school the merrier!