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Pupils are taught reading, writing, speaking and listening and SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar).

World Book Day

The learning of writing comprises of two strands-transcription (spelling and handwriting) and composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech and writing). Our daily regular handwriting practice is as a result of our revised handwriting policy which is in place promoting legible, joined, consistent handwriting writing throughout the school. In KS1, spelling progression is linked to the learning of sounds (phonetic knowledge) using the Letters and Sounds phases in KS1 and learning that there are certain 'tricky' words that must be known by heart. In KS2 spelling is taught using a structured spelling programme that builds on children's early phonic knowledge and focuses on learning spelling rules and conventions. High quality texts including digital media and short films are used in English teaching to enhance children's vocabulary, creativity and knowledge of and ability to use figurative language in their writing. Grammar and punctuation are also taught so that children learn to control their speaking and writing consciously and have an increasing command of Standard English.

World Book Day

Our successful Funding Bid from the Cambridge School Improvement Board saw the launch of Talking Together Oracy Project in January 2018. We are delighted to be working with Barrington and Foxton schools on this project. Oracy is the ability to communicate effectively and lack of oracy skills can be a significant barrier to children’s attainment. Oral communication links well to all areas of the curriculum and is an essential life skill. Both research and our experience have shown that good oracy leads to higher order thinking and deeper understanding which support children’s progress in all areas of the curriculum. Please see our document 'Oracy Information: How to develop your child's oracy skills at home' to support oracy in the home. Speaking and listening opportunities are encouraged across the whole curriculum. In KS1 we encourage pupils to participate in show and tell, presentation of their work to a group, drama activities and in class discussions. In KS2, pupils participate in discussions as a class, opportunities to prepare a talk, presentations on a topic and participate in debate and discussion.

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For more information on Covid-19, please visit the 'Covid-19' page under the 'Classes' drop down menu for regular updates, videos and resources.

3rd June - Another fantastic start to the day. Well done everyone! If you are not in school, look out for the email with another story in today. If you want to send us a story you have read, we look forward to hearing it.

2nd June - We are absolutely delighted to see more parents and pupils today as we open to all keyworkers in all year groups. Every single person came in with a smile on their face and has quickly adapted to the changes. The socialising and learning has been a pleasure to see. Well done everyone.

1st June - Welcome back to Summer Half Term 2. Whilst is is very different to normal, it is great to see a few children in school today and taken the changes in their stride. For those children back in school, we are ringing you! Please listen our for our call!

16th April - This is 'National Offer Day' for new EYFS pupils due to join us in reception in September 2020. Welcome! Despite it not being in term time, please do email the office to accept your place. We look forward to responding to you with our transition plan after the Easter closure.

3rd April - Over Easter, the keyworkers and vulnerable provision is being hosted at Foxton school. For more information or if you need to contact us in an emergency, please see the Covid-19 page under the 'classes' drop down menu.

20th Mar - School is regrettably now closed as per government guidance. Please see the 'Covid-19' page under 'Classes' for more up to date information.

19th Mar - Year 5 and 6 researched, planned and planted the donated trees in the school grounds today.

17th Mar - Despite current events, well done to the year 6 children who participated so well in the 'booster' class tonight.

13th Mar - A huge thank you to everyone who gave so generously for dress down day. We have many chocolate goodies for FOPS.

13th Mar - Well done to all the pupils who received a Headteacher Award today. Their attitude to learning was an example to all.

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Notices

SCHOOL CLOSURE: From 3:15pm on Friday 20th March, school will close until further notice in line with government guidance.


Covid-19 Coronavirus update
-We continue to follow the regularly updated government guidance available via this link.
-You can find further information on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website.


Guidance includes:
-wash your hands regularly - use soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time.
-cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin. Catch it, Bin it, Kill it.


-People who feel unwell (new continuous cough and high temperature) should stay at home and all members of the household should self isolate for 14 days.


-If you or your child feels unwell or have any concerns or questions, please follow the government guidance then alert the school immediately.


The newspaper article about 'Max and Milky make it to Mars' - written by our Book Club volunteer Ute - is here. She has kindly donated a copy of her book to our school library.


Please see our vacancies page for an opportunity for a Playworker.


Run Orwell - back on the last Sunday in June 2020! Offering chipped timed 10K and 5K routes, and a 2K fun run, there will be something for everyone.


Save yourself time naming uniform and raise money for school. Visit www.stikins.co.uk. Quote code 15787


As we explained in a newsletter, we have updates our policies and privacy notice about how we process data in line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations). Click here for the updated policies.


Is your child due to start school in September 2020? If so, click here to find out more about how to visits and learn about how to apply to join our fantastic school.


Are you interested in being a Governor? Do you have HR or Finance skills? If so, please do visit our Governors' webpage to find out more about the strategic role of our Governors.


Funding for Petersfield - As you may have read in the media, school funding is under threat. Please click here to see the information about how you can continue to help.


We apologise for the intermittent, continuing fault on the phone line which we have again reported to the telephone company. Should you need to reach us, please press '6' immediately the phone is answered. Alternatively email the office.

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