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SHINFIELD ST MARY'S. CE (VA) JUNIOR SCHOOL. Transition Meeting. Welcome. ‘Working Together Achieving Success’. SHINFIELD ST MARY'S. CE (VA) JUNIOR SCHOOL. Mission Statement. At Shinfield St Mary’s we seek to develop a love of learning.
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SHINFIELD ST MARY'S CE (VA) JUNIOR SCHOOL Transition Meeting Welcome ‘Working Together Achieving Success’
SHINFIELD ST MARY'S CE (VA) JUNIOR SCHOOL Mission Statement At Shinfield St Mary’s we seek to develop a love of learning. For our children, this encompasses academic, moral, social, physical and spiritual development. We believe everyone is precious in the sight of God and we value the individual gifts brought by each and every member of our community. We aim to forge strong links with our families and the wider world and we endeavour to offer an educational experience which will prepare our children to thrive in the changing world in which we live.
2/7/13 11.15amYear 3 teachers to visit the Infant School to introduce themselves to the children. 11.45am that same day (with Mrs Turner and support staff covering classes) for Year 2 and Year 3 teachers to liaise and share information on the children. • 4/7/13 10.45am Yr 2 invited to playtime at Junior School • 4/7/13 7.00pm Evening transition meeting at Junior School for parents of all current Year 2 children. • 9/7/139.30am to 1.15pmYear 2 children to be taken over by Year 2 staff and left to visit new classrooms, meet new teachers and support assistants in Junior School for a whole morning. Children to stay for lunch and then watch dress rehearsal of play in afternoon – rest of Infant school also to come and watch. Year 5/6 helpers to help reinforce what to do if you get lost, fall over, can’t find a friend etc. Children who have free school meals or who want to try out the school meals, could do so. Dinner money, packed lunches and water bottles to be taken over. Those who are not going to that Junior School will stay and help in the Infant School in the morning. Welcome letters to be given out from teachers about groupings. • At beginning of Autumn term 2013 Arrange time for a couple of ‘feedback’ meetings, one early in the Autumn Term- year 2 staff
SHINFIELD ST MARY'S CE (VA) JUNIOR SCHOOL Key Information • Contents of Transition pack • Staffing, classrooms and team, organisation • Uniform • Typical Day • Break and lunch time • Equipment needed • Reading and Home learning • Communication-parents evening, curriculum • End of the day procedures • Expectations, rewards and sanctions • Home /school agreement • Absences/medicines • How can you help?
PRIVACY NOTICE • PARENT SUPPORT ADVISER • PARENT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION • UNIFORM ORDER FORM • INFECTIOUS ILLNESSES • SCHOOL NURSE • HEADLICE • FREE SCHOOL MEALS & APPLICATION FORM • HEALTHY LUNCH BOXES • SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN • BREAKFAST CLUB • AFTER SCHOOL CLUB • SHINFIELD ST MARY’S JUNIOR SCHOOL FLYER • SHINFIELD ST MARY’S JUNIOR SCHOOL PROSPECTUS • CONSENT FORM FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC USE • REGISTRATION FORM • BEHAVIOUR AND DISCIPLINE POLICY • ATTENDANCE POLICY • HOME SCHOOL AGREEMENT • GIFTED & TALENTED • TERM DATES: ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-14
Key information Lisa Ward- Parent Support Advisor Staffing Team Year 3/4: Teachers: • Alison Pill/Miss Heather Greer-Robins • Miss Bullen-Blackbirds • Mr Lappin-Sparrows TA’s: Location • 2 classrooms in current year 3 area and current year 4 classroom
Organisation • 3 mixed ability registration groups with year 3 and 4 children with one teacher responsible for them • Consultation with year 2 and current year 3 staff for groupings • Ability grouping for maths ( flexible to needs of children) • Phonic groups- move to another teacher within school • Year groups for music (year 4-guitars- Berkshire Maestros) and french/PSHE • Some assemblies-together • Trips- 3 classes will go together • Team
Uniform • Everything clearly labelled • Ensure children wear correct uniform- Home/ School agreement • Black school shoes (not trainers)/ VANS/no trainers • PE kit: navy blue t shirt and white shorts • No Jewellery- other than watch and small pair of plain stud earrings. • No nail polish please • Correct hair band colour • All jewellery must be removed for PE (please send in surgical tape to cover earrings if they can’t be taken out) • Named PE bag- available from school • Book Bag
Typical Day • Breakfast Club from 7.30 am • Children allowed in playground at 8.45am • School day begins -8.55am • Registration -9.00am followed by Assembly • 9.30-Phonics • 9.45- Lesson 1 • Break -10.45am-11.00am • Lessons 2 and 3 -10.45-12.30pm • Lunch -12.30pm-1.30pm ( 1.25-5 minute whistle) • Afternoon sessions -1.30-3.30pm • End of school day -3.30pm • After School Club or clubs
Break and Lunch time Break time- Healthy snack e.g. Fruit School sells fruit for 20p Lunch time Menu given in advance- discuss with children ( Price - ) Order during registration time Payment-new caterers Packed lunch outside when warm
Equipment Needed • Small simple pencil case • HB pencils • Eraser • Barrel pencil sharpener (that collects shavings) • Book Bag • PE brought in on Monday All labelled please
Reading and Homework (Home learning) • Reading record book/Homework diary • Homework • Reading each night, spellings, maths, literacy-preparation for big write, topic • Guided reading and individual readers • Library books • Topic letter- beginning of term • Parental involvement • Homework Club
Communication with parents/School events Office/letter/appointment after school Reading record book/homework diary Parents evenings /targets Topic letters Emails/ parent mail/text Learning Platform Medical forms Reports PTA School events Website shinfieldschools.co.uk
End of the Day procedures • Children are not handed over to parents • We encourage greater independence • Communication is vital- if you are not picking your child up-let Sally know
General Information General Expectations • Higher expectations and greater independence • Work together in partnership to develop personal organisation Rewards and Sanctions • Shinfield Stars • Awards and certificates • Behaviour ( See policy) Home /School agreement Absences and punctuality Medicines Bikes/scooters- helmet/lock/protocol
How can you help? Communication-letter/email/reading record/Homework diary Support child with homework-reading, spelling and maths Talk to children about their day Support school events-PTA Assemblies and social events Support school policies e.g. uniform Ensure children are prepared for school Helping in school e.g. reading,library, trips Governors
Other Support in school • School Nurse- • Tel 0118 9495055 • Lisa Ward-Parent Support Advisor for infant and Junior School 07789480521 • Melanie Dalziel-Extended Services • Co-ordinator for the Shinfield area. • Mobile No: 07795316208MDalziel@shinfield.wokingham.sch.uk
Any Questions? Thank you for coming We look forward to welcoming you and your child when you join us on Wednesday 4th September 2013