HANLEY AND UPTON EDUCATIONAL TRUST (HUET) CONSULTATION
Currently we have five classes:
|CHESTNUT CLASS||Reception/Year 1|
|MAPLE CLASS||Year 1/ Year 2|
|WALNUT CLASS||Year 3/ Year 4|
|WILLOW CLASS||Year 4/Year 5|
|OAK CLASS||Year 6|
Our Curriculum is organised to take account of the mixed age groups where some children stay for two years. Children do not have repetition in the topic work and are challenged appropriately to ensure they progress in their learning.
The School Day
- A typical day starts at 8.45am when the children come into the school playground. The bell is rung at 8:55 and children line-up in their classes on the playground.
- Registration is at 9.00am
- Children arriving after 9.00am but before 9.10am will receive a late mark
- Children arriving after 9.10am are recorded as absent unless they have a medical appointment.
- Assembly takes place each morning
- Morning playtime is from 10.35 until 10.50am
- Lunch time is 12.30pm to 1.30pm
- Afternoon playtime 2.45-3.00pm (Chestnut and Maple Classes)
- Home time is 3.25pm
Children in Chestnut and Maple Classes will be sent out to parents/carers, who wait in the outdoor classroom. Children in Walnut, Willow and Oak Classes will leave their Classes independently and await collection from their parents/carers. Children in Key Stage Two who wish to walk home on their own may do so at parent’s discretion.
Parents are requested to inform school if someone other than a child’s immediate family is collecting them from school. We understand that after school, some children go to friends’ houses to play, but we MUST have WRITTEN permission from you confirming arrangements or we cannot release your child.
At Welland Primary School our aim is to provide children with a broad and balanced education. The curriculum will ensure that children achieve high academic standards through stimulating and interesting programmes of work. The subjects in the National Curriculum for children of primary school age are English; Mathematics; Science; Information Communication Technology; History; Geography; Physical Education; Art, Design and Technology; Music; Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship; Religious Education. French is also taught throughout the school.
We endeavour to deliver the curriculum in topics. We believe that children of primary school age are much more stimulated by topics made up of linked curriculum areas than by isolated subject teaching. Topics may last for a few weeks, half a term or for a whole term.
We aim to employ a range of teaching styles, including teaching individuals, groups and the whole class. Activities will stimulate independent learning through play, investigation and discussion.
During your child’s first year at School they will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage. From Year One onwards they will follow the revised National Curriculum 2000. At the end of Key Stage One (Year 2) and Key Stage Two (Year 6) children undergo Standard Assessment Tests/Tasks and Teacher Assessments to assess their ability in Mathematics and English. We publish these results annually.
Home reading books are in coloured reading bands until year 5 or equivalent. Guided reading schemes are: Nava & Rigby Navigator.
Phonics: GDV scheme – letters and sounds, supplemented with Jolly Phonics.