The school day Learning Agreement Time. From 8.55 - 9.15 am parents/carers are invited in to class to read with their child or look through their learning agreements to see what learning they can achieve that day. 3xKRM Reading Sessions - We introduced a robust and rigorous phonics and reading system 2 years ago which has been extremely successful in raising reading levels - in many cases, significantly above the expected reading level for their age. This is taught three times a day as a whole class session. We will invite parents/carers in for a workshop on this and other ways to support your child with reading at home soon into the new academic year. Negotiated Learning - In Reception the curriculum is presented as a range of teacher-designed activities and child initiated learning. Teachers plan for a range of activities during the week, which are laid out and presented to children as learning provocations. Provocations include things such as: little books to entice children to write; matching one to one activities to develop number skills; small world activities to develop language skills etc. There will also be lots of child-initiated learning, where children self select resources or use resources that have been set out indifferent ways to enhance their learning. Staff within the class interact with children to help them describe what they are learning and help the child understand their learning journey. The staff have a very clear framework of expectations for each child and an excellent knowledge of how best to support and extend them. The learning a child does in the home corner about sharing, taking turns and positive social interactions is as valuable as the time they spend learning how to form their letters and writing sentences. Where possible, we also include child-led provocations such as when a child has brought in an item from home that stimulates some sort of learning response. In order to provide as broad a curriculum as possible, there is ʻfree flowʼ learning in Reception. This means that, apart from whole class sessions, children will be able to move freely between the classroom and the outside area. This allows the children to experience learning with many different children, thus extending their friendship groups as well as allowing them to access different learning experiences. Children will be developing the same writing skills e.g. using initial letter sounds and leaving finger spaces but will be applying those in a context that interests them. Each child is expected to complete the objectives listed on their
Links to the Church The school enjoys its links with Christ Church, Brixton Road. The Vicar there, Reverend Tim Jeffreys, is our chair of governors and an active member of the school community. He takes collective worship at school once a week and hosts schoolʼs harvest, Christmas, Easter and end of year services at the church.
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Family Engagement We have a strong commitment to family engagement as we believe that our children are best supported when we work together in partnership with parents & carers. We invite parents/carers to share in their childʼs learning through keeping up-to-date with posts on the class blog, attending learning agreement time, volunteering to join the class on educational visits, attending regular school events such as workshops about aspects of their childʼs learning and International Afternoon. We know communication is key, so to make sure youʼre always up to date with your childʼs learning and progress, weʼll send a bi-annual report home and invite you to a parentʼs evening twice a year.
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Learning Agreement during the Negotiated Learning session throughout the week. During some afternoon Negotiated Learning sessions, we have whole class RE lessons, whole class circle time and whole class music lessons on different days of the week.
Christ Church Church of England Primary School The village school in the city. Small is beautiful so they say. Here at Christ Church small isnʼt just beautiful itʼs one of the reasons behind our most successful SATs results ever and progress figures that put us into the top 5% of schools, not just in Lambeth, but in the country!! The secret to our success is just how well we know our children. Here at Christ Church CE Primary School we care about each individual child because we know each individual child. We know their cares and concerns, their happiness and interests. That is how we tailor their education and get better progress from them than almost any primary school in the country. We look forward to your child joining our community so we can help them make the most of school life and achieve their potential. Dr. Neil Hopkin Executive Head Teacher
Starting in Reception
Starting school is a big deal so we aim to make this as calm a time for your child as possible. The more we know about your child the faster we can help them to settle. We stagger the start of the school year meaning that the children come in to class in small groups. This usually takes up to two weeks before all children attend full time.
Children are expected to wear school uniform everyday. School uniform consists of:
We understand that this can be difficult for working parents/carers but ask that you support us in this as this process ensures your child receives the support they need to transition into Reception. School will send you a timetable detailing your childʼs start date and attendance pattern when you have filled in the enrolment forms and brought in the required paperwork to support your childʼs enrolment. You will also be given a meeting time to meet with the class staff on the first day of term, (for children who attended Christ Church Nursery), or a home visit date (for children totally new to Christ Church).
•A plain white/light blue shirt •A navy blue jumper •A navy blue skirt / dress •Black shoes Boys •A plain white/light blue shirt •A navy blue jumper •Grey / navy blue trousers •Black shoes
ODen, during the school day and week, the children will be involved in a lesson where they may get messy (art, mud kitchen, Forest School, Art Academy etc.). We endeavor to make sure your children are appropriately protected either with art aprons, waterproofs or other coveralls but someJmes the children will get paint or other non-‐harmful substances on their clothes. If you are worried about their school uniform being dirJed, please give your child a set of old clothes to have in school which class staﬀ will help them get changed into before taking part in a messy acJvity. School also asks that each child brings a pair of wellies into school to wear when it’s raining or muddy outside. These can be leD in the RecepJon classroom.