Welcome to Dobcroft Infant School.Miss Chaudhry , Mrs Gee , Mrs Woodcock and Mrs Russ Foundation Stage Two
Classroom Routines• Doors open at 8.45 am and are locked at 9.00am ~ please use main entrance after this time. Registration starts at 9.00am.• After this time you must go to the main entrance. Please do not open the door for parents after 9.00 am.• Please could parents come into the classroom and wait for their child to hang their coats etc.• Children hang up coats and change shoes.• Children put lunch boxes on trolley.• Put water bottle on the table in classroom.• Change book in book bag and put bag in the box.• Put picture on the “going to school self register.• Sit on the carpet quietly with a book or look at the pictures on the active board screen.• Parents are welcome to look at the pictures too and then leave when their child is settled.• Please leave by the cloakroom door and make sure the door is closed.
General Issues• If your child is absent from school please telephone the school office and send in a note to explain their absence.• Children who have been sick need to stay away from school for 24 hours after the last bout of sickness.• For diarrhoea it is 48 hours after the last episode.• Please see the school office for details about payment for school dinners.• Your child should opt for school dinners or sandwiches for an entire week.• Please make sure your child has their blue book bag in school every day. Letters from school will be put in your child’s book bag on a Friday.• Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled and your child knows where the label can be found.
PE and Library• Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school every day. ( T shirt and shorts)• Children with long hair should have it tied back on PE days.• Jewellery should not be worn in school. If your child has recently had their ears pierced they must cover their earrings with plasters. ( please bring from home)• School will provide a red library book bag. Please bring it to school on your child’s library day.
Helping in School• Parents are always very welcome to come into school and help. Please see Mrs Dennison in the school office to get a “List 99” check.• We do need parents to help with our library sessions. Please see your child’s teacher if you are able to help in the school library.• Any worries or issues please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff. Classroom assistants are available to talk to in the morning after 9.00am and teachers after 3.40pm.
The Early Learning Goals.• The Foundation Stage covers the education for children from birth to the end of the “Reception Year”.• The Foundation Stage is split into 7 areas of learning.• For each area of learning there are a series of “Learning Steps” and then “Early Learning Goals” for the children to work through and achieve.
Prime Areas• Personal, Social and Emotional Development ( Making Relationships, Self- Confidence and Self-Awareness and Managing Feelings and Behaviour)• Communication ( Listening and Attention, Understanding and Speaking)• Physical Development( Moving and Handling, Health and Self-Care)
Specific Areas• Literacy (Reading & Writing)• Mathematics ( Numbers & Shape Space and Measure)• Understanding the World ( People and Communities , The World and Technology.)• Expressive Arts and Design (Exploring and Using Media and Materials & Being Imaginative.)
How do the Children Learn?• Children will have focus teaching time each day to develop all areas of learning.• The learning will be delivered as part of a “class” , a small group and as an individual.• The children will learn through structured play activities inside and outside.• Children will have opportunities to explore and experience the learning activities independently.
SEAL• Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning. Each half term the children work on a different SEAL theme. Term One ~ New Beginnings Getting On and Falling Out Term Two~ Going for Goals It’s Good to be Me Term Three ~ Relationships Changes
Family Seal Activities• Each half term a letter explaining the current SEAL theme is sent home ~ This term it is New Beginnings which you should receive on Friday.• Each half term there is also a “family activity” for you to complete with your child at home ~ “My Week”. Please send it back to school once you have completed it.
New Beginnings• I know I belong to my class/ group.• I know the names of the people in my class/ group.• I like belonging to my group/class/ school.• I know that people in my group/ class/like me• I like the ways we are all different.
School Rules• Dobbie Do’s• Classroom Contract• Collecting Bees• Golden Time• Time Out• Peaceful Problem Solving• Calming Down Skills
BLP Building Learning PowerBe ResourcefulBe ReciprocalBe ReflectiveBe ResilientBe a Risk Taking Learner
WALT and WILF• WALT ~ What Are we Learning Today. • WILF ~ What am I Looking For.
Eco SchoolAt Dobcroft Infant School we are committed to: Reduce, recycle and reuse. Appreciate and value our environment andcommunity. Build awareness of the choices we make andtheir impact globally.We have a “ Green Team” in school with arepresentative from each class.
P4C• Philosophy for children encourages children to develop their questioning skills in a community which allows children to explore ideas and express their thoughts in a safe, forum, underpinned by respect
What should I take in my bag when I go for awalk in the forest?Please help me choose four of the objects andsay why you have chosen them.
TASCThinking• The brain has infinite capacity for thinkingActively• The brain thrives on relevant, active and fun learning.Social• Group talk and oracy actively develop the mindContext• All learners need to see the ‘big picture’ of their learning
The Gingerbread Man The children The childrentalked with a thought about talking what they alreadypartner about knew about their ideas. Gingerbread Men.
How can the Gingerbread Man get across the river? The children thought about what they already knew about crossing a river without getting wet or eaten.
Generate• Bridges• Butterflies• Flies• Aeroplanes• Submarines• Waterproof wet suit• Tunnels• Hot air balloons• Frog
Which is the best idea? The children selected the method of crossing the river they wanted to make and created a design sheet.
Parent Information• At the beginning of each term we will send home a “Curriculum News” letter to inform you of what the children will be learning in school.• In July you will receive your child’s school report.
Other Areas of Learning• The meeting on Tuesday 9th October will give more details about how we teach literacy and numeracy.• At the parents evenings in November. (during the week beginning 12thNovember) We will talk to you more about your individual child and what their next steps of learning are.
Dobcroft Infant Blog• We are developing a school blog.• Each class has a class page ~ it can be accessed on Dobcroftinfants.net• We have also begun using a learning platform called Purple Mash where children can access 2Simple software from home.
PSA• The PSA runs various events through out the year which are promoted in a termly newsletter.• If you are able to help at any of the events please Mrs Godwin or Mrs Julie Brown (parent of a Year Two child).
Thank you for attending this meeting. Please remember to sign the attendance sheet before leaving. Good Bye.