Physical Education (P.E.)
Participation in sporting activities is an essential element of any healthy and balanced lifestyle. During Physical Education we aim at development of the children’s ability to face the challenges of trying to do better, to set goals and find the discipline to pursue them, to appreciate and learn the importance of fair play and healthy competition, to understand the co-operation involved in team sports and to appreciate the fun of taking part.
Supporting Your Child At Home
We place great importance on reading and ask for your help in spending a little time every day sharing and talking about your child’s book with them.
In KG, in addition to reading, there are weekly spelling tests and simple mathematical activities which we hope parents will support by working with their child for a few minutes each evening. In delivering the Curriculum we aim to equip students with the necessary skills to become:
In Nursery, Reception and KG we use an informal means of assessment developed by the school and used throughout the school year. This involves observing the children as they go about their activities and assessing their progress in all subject areas. The results are used as a tool to track both individual and class progress over time. We would like to stress that it is a fun activity which the children thoroughly enjoy doing.
Food at School
It is part of our school ethos to promote healthy eating. We also encourage good manners when eating together and allow the children plenty of time to finish their food.
Please avoid sending sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks in your child’s snack or packed lunch. For safety reasons glass bottles are not allowed in school. Children find the screw tops on bottles and containers particularly difficult to seal properly and this often causes leaks. Please provide healthy and balanced meals to your child for lunch. Following are few examples
Fruit, cut up, or vegetable sticks are always tasty
Everyone enjoys sandwiches
A snack box with a snap lock lid is important. Remember a label. Small drinks cartons with a straw help prevent spills and leaks. Drinks containers should have a re-sealable lid. If you pack yoghurt, remember a spoon.
Social Theme of the Week
Each week a chosen social theme is identified for which children can earn points for observing.
Communication with Parents
We firmly believe that parents and teachers need to work together to provide the best education for your child. We recognise that the process of learning starts long before school begins and the influence of home is an integral factor in the all-round development of your child. Young children need the interest, support and encouragement of both their parents and their teachers in order to develop the confidence to learn.
We have an open door policy at school and if you have a concern or worry about your child we shall make every effort to see you at a mutually convenient time.We also communicate on a weekly basis via the homework diaries.
Infants’ Wing holds orientation evening at the beginning of the school year to provide an opportunity for parents to gain information about the curriculum. Team of staff members brief the mothers about what exactly is to be taught and when. They also discuss various teaching techniques.
It is extremely important that your child is fully toilet-trained before starting in Nursery. Please also make sure that they can ask an adult when they need to use the toilet. Of course, “accidents” happen from time to time, so please pack a spare set of clothes in your child’s bag.
Commendations & Rewards
We encourage team work. The children can gain stars and points on a weekly basis for good behaviour and hard work. The stars and points are also counted on an individual basis and for every ten points your child is awarded a commendation. When your child has accumulated 10, 25, 50, 75 or 100 commendations he/she will receive a certificate and a reward, which is presented in our weekly assembly.
Every week we present a “special Medal” to the Lower School. Theses medal are for those children who have shown the most care, consideration, hard work and good behaviour etc.
Throughout the year the children take part in a number of events, e.g. Arts Festival, Sports Day and other diverse activities in which their involvement gains points for them and for their class.
We operate a policy of positive behaviour reinforcement and frequently award stickers and stamps. At the beginning of every year each class develops a set of classroom rules. These are displayed in the classrooms and are in keeping with the whole school policy on promoting good behaviour.
Everything must be clearly labelled with your child’s name. It is frustrating for both parents and teachers when items go missing or get mixed up. We collect items of lost property in a container.
Please note that this will be emptied at the end of each month.