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Parents welcome meeting


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Dobcroft Infant School New Parents Welcome Meeting 2015

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Parents welcome meeting

  1. 1. Dobcroft Infant School Foundation Stage.
  2. 2. Welcome to Dobcroft Infant School. Miss Chaudhry, Mrs Firth, Mrs Singh, Mrs Burgan and Mrs Gee Foundation Stage Two Check packs
  3. 3. 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. • Put water bottle on the table in classroom. • Change book in book bag and put bag in the box. • Put picture on the rocket. • 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.
  4. 4. OUR SCHOOL To provide a foundation for fulfilled lives, inspiring confident and happy learners 300 Pupils Aged 4- 7 15 teachers 15 Teaching Assistants 18 support staff 600 parents / carers After school club staff, kitchen staff etc. After school club staff, kitchen staff etc. 1,000 grandparent, childminders and others who do drop offs etc 1,000 grandparent, childminders and others who do drop offs etc volunteersvolunteers
  5. 5. To provide a foundation for fulfilled lives, inspiring confident and happy learners Our Visio n Our Values Enjoy learning Try our best Make good choices Respect each other & our surrounding s Work together Celebrate our successes Highly skilled and well motivated staff A current, varied and stimulating curriculum Strong financial management delivering a quality learning environment A safe, inclusive and supportive school, home and wider community Governance and accountability Key Enabler s Ensuring Outstanding Governance OUR VISION
  6. 6. Planning and Preparation Time • On a Wednesday the teachers have planning and preparation time so you will see other familiar adults at this time. This is to ensure consistency across the three classes.
  7. 7. General Issues • If your child is absent from school please telephone the school office and explain why. • If your child arrives at school after 9.00am they will be marked as late and you will need to go to the school office. • School finishes at 3.30pm please can you be on time to collect your child. Children not collected will wait by Mrs Rowland’s office. • 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 remember to “take a peek once a week” and check for worms and nits. • We encourage children to be independent . Please encourage your child to tell a member of staff if they have wet or soiled themselves. • Please make sure your child has their blue book bag in school every day. Letters from school will generally go out via e-mail on a Friday. • Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled and your child knows where the label can be found.
  8. 8. PE and Library • Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school every day. ( T shirt and shorts) We send the PE kits home every half term so you can wash them. • 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.
  9. 9. Helping in School • Parents are always very welcome to come into school and help. Please see your child’s teacher if you are able to help. • 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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)
  12. 12. 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.)
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Family Seal Activities • Each half term a letter explaining the current SEAL theme is sent home . • 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.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. School Rules • School Vision • Classroom Contract • Collecting Bees • Super Star Chart • Golden Moments • Put It Right • Peaceful Problem Solving • Calming Down Skills
  18. 18. BLP Building Learning Power Be Resourceful Be Reciprocal Be Reflective Be Resilient Be a Risk Taking Learner
  19. 19. WALT and WILF • WALT ~ What Are we Learning Today. • WILF ~ What am I Looking For.
  20. 20. Eco School At Dobcroft Infant School we are committed to: Reduce, recycle and reuse. Appreciate and value our environment and community. Build awareness of the choices we make and their impact globally. We have a “ Green Team” in school with a representative from each class.
  21. 21. Speaking in Social Situations • We expect the children to make their needs known and join in classroom routines such as saying “Good Morning”. • Please encourage your child to speak for themselves ~ for example they could practise saying their dinner choice in a clear voice. • Please explain to your child that if something goes wrong at school they need to talk to their class grown ups.
  22. 22. TASC
  23. 23. TASC Thinking • The brain has infinite capacity for thinking Actively • The brain thrives on relevant, active and fun learning. Social • Group talk and oracy actively develop the mind Context • All learners need to see the ‘big picture’ of their learning
  24. 24. The Gingerbread Man The children thought about what they already knew about Gingerbread Men. The children talked with a talking partner about their ideas.
  25. 25. 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.
  26. 26. Generate • Bridges • Butterflies • Flies • Aeroplanes • Submarines • Waterproof wet suit • Tunnels • Hot air balloons • Frog
  27. 27. Which is the best idea? The children selected the method of crossing the river they wanted to make and created a design sheet.
  28. 28. Let’s Do it!
  29. 29. How well did I do?
  30. 30. Let’s tell someone and what have I learnt?
  31. 31. 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. • Individual meetings for parents and carers in November and March. • In July you will receive your child’s school report.
  32. 32. Other Areas of Learning • The meeting on Tuesday 6th October will give more details about how we teach literacy and numeracy. • At the parents evenings in November. (during the week beginning 9th November) We will talk to you more about your individual child and what their next steps of learning are.
  33. 33. Dobcroft Infant Blog • We have a school blog. • Each class has a class page ~ it can be accessed on
  34. 34. 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 see Mrs Godwin in the office.
  35. 35. Thank you for attending this meeting. Please write on a post it what you found useful or any suggestions. Good Bye.