Staff Meeting 30th October 2013: Approaches to Teaching Literacy

Staff Meeting 30th October 2013: Approaches to Teaching Literacy

ACTIVE ENGLISH Welcome to Witham St Hughs Academy Reception 2018 Parents Meeting Aims of the Meeting To update parents with regard to September 2018 admissions arrangements

To provide parents with information about the school To give parents chance to get to know staff and other parents Your Child Pupils are very well prepared for the next stage in their education. Not only do they develop exceptionally strong

academic skills but they also have outstanding personal qualities. The Trust About Witham St Hughs Academy

Opened in September 2006 345 children on roll. School has been awarded: [] Investors In People Gold Award [] Healthy School Status x 2 [] Green Flag Eco School Award x2 [] Basic Skills Quality Mark x 2

[] Inclusion Quality Mark [] National Challenge Award [] Artsmark Gold Award x2 [] International Schools Awardx2 School had a successful inspection in December 2012, leading to it being recognised as, Outstanding in every category. There will be two Reception classes, each with a teacher and a teaching assistant. The outdoor learning space has been developed.

Our Curriculum Our Curriculum-Life Skills Early Years Foundation Stage Is planned across The Prime and Specific Areas of Learning: [] Personal, Social and Emotional Development [] Communication and Language [] Literacy [] Mathematics

[] Understanding the World [] Physical Development [] Expressive Arts and Design Early Years Foundation Stage Each area of learning has equal importance The childrens time will be spilt between inside and outside Activities are balanced between child initiated and adult led

What Do Lessons Look Like? Structured lessons Mix of independent, collaborative and adult led activities A number of adult led sessions throughout the day covering different areas Implementing The Curriculum Areas of Learning Enterprise Philosophy

Visits and Visitors (Experience Days) Specialist Weeks Website (www.witham-st-hughs.co.uk) Healthy Schools The Arts

Parental Partnerships

Teacher / Parent Consultation Evenings Surveys Direct Discussion With School Staff Learning Showcase Sessions Bring your Family to School Sessions Dads, Lads and Lasses Phonics meetings

Website and Newsletter Facebook Learning Boards Outside End of year reports PTFA Tapestry Tapestry Online learning journey for each individual child Used to track progress for staff, and to

share the children's learning with parents Collaborative entries To Help Your Child Before They Start School

Talk positively about school Dressing / Undressing Eating & Drinking Toilet Skills Social Interaction with Other Adults Pencil grip fine and gross motor skills

Toys in School Independence! Next Steps 6 Story Stay Sessions each Friday from 2.45 3.20pm (Starting on Friday 8th June) Louis booklets to share at home Visits to pre-schools by staff All about me booklets to fill in Starting School- The First Day

The day begins at 8.50am Enter via the Foundation Stage Playground Bring your Book Bag/Water Bottle/PE Kit Come dressed in the appropriate uniform Two adults will be in the classroom to work

with your child throughout the day The end of the day is at 3.30pm. Please come and wait for your child in the Foundation Stage playground. Uniform and Hot Meals Start Date You will receive a letter before the end of term providing details of start dates for your child. Intake in September:

10 pupils in each class for full days Tuesday 4th Sept. Wednesday 5th Sept. 2 days later 10 more pupils in each class for full days

10 more pupils in each class for full days Thursday 6th Sept. Friday 7th Sept. Monday 10th Sept. Tuesday 11th Sept.

2 days later Partnership and Trust Working together for one purpose. Questions You will now have the opportunity to visit the Foundation Stage Classrooms and the Academy.

Any Questions?

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