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Administration Assistant

Hours: 35 Hours per week (term-time only)
Salary: £18,704 to £20,121 per annum (pro rata)

A brilliant ‘people person’ is required for our warm, welcoming and happy school environment.

You must be well presented, able to stay calm under pressure, be able to multi task and use your own initiative. ICT and excellent communication skills are essential.

The job will involve being responsble for the day to day running of all matters relating to attendance including maintaing records, preparing letters, meeting with parents and reporting to senior leaders.

You will also be involved in the general day to day running of the school office performing general administrative duties, taking telephone calls and dealing with pupils, parents and visitors.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, caring people committed to working as part of a team.

Closing date: Thursday 4 July 2019
Interviews: Monday 8 July 2019

Download: PDF Logo Administration Assistant Job Description | Word Logo Support Staff Application Form

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Term 5 Overview

Topics This Term

Adventures in the Americas
(History, Art & English)

Our work in English is based on the book ‘Journey to the river sea’ by Eva Ibbotson.

Geography

In geography, we will be looking at the Americas, with particular reference to the River Amazon. This should be a nice follow on from the children’s previous learning about the Amazon Rainforest. In addition, it will lead us nicely into our history topic for term 6, which will be the Ancient Mayan Civilisation.

Maths

This term our Maths learning focuses on percentages, geometry and measures. We will be looking at a range of new concepts and applying our mathematical knowledge to solving problem tasks and developing our reasoning skills.

Science

We will be looking at living things and their habitats, where we will be investigating life cycles of a variety of living things. Ms Dyke will be covering this area in her outdoor learning sessions also.

Outdoor Learning & PE

Outdoor learning and PE has switched over again, so 5BM will be doing Outdoor Learning first and 5LS will be doing PE first. Please can we ensure that children have the correct kit for both sessions and they bring school uniform as well!

Homework

We sent out statutory spelling lists at the end of last term. Please work with your child to practice these spellings as much as possible, so they are working as close to year 5 as possible.

Maths Passports objectives for this term were given out this week, which shows the skills all children should be able to do by the end of this term. Extra practice wherever and whenever you can would be excellent. Along with allowing time to work on their times tables packs, which were distributed at the end of last term.

Finally, this term’s homework sheet is coming home this week (23rd April). Again, there is a selection of topic-related homework to choose from.  Over the course of the term, we would like them to complete three pieces. We would also like to highlight the drop-in session after school, for children and their parent(s) to come in and use our school resources to complete the tasks. This is a great way to get some homework done, so your children do not miss the end of term reward, they look forward to. This will be happening on Tuesday 14th May from 3-4pm in our classrooms.

NB: You can find a copy of the homework sheets on our school website in the curriculum tab at the top of the page.

Trips

This term, we are looking forward to two trips – Aladdin pantomime at Causeway School on Thursday 25th April, and Drusillas on the 9th May. We apologise for the lack of enrichment opportunities the Year 5 children have had this year, due to several cancelations, but hopefully the two trips we have lined up this term will make up for that!

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Term 5 Overview

This Term’s Theme

This term the children will be continuing the topic of Animals.

We will be looking at their skin, how they move, how many legs they have, how they travel and their habitats.  We will be going on a school trip to Drusillas in May to see what different animals look like.

Our main books that we are reading are Dinosaur Roar, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Rumble in the Jungle and What the Ladybird Heard.

We will also learn:

  • To count beyond 20.
  • To solve simple mathematical problems including doubling and halving.
  • To learn properties of shapes.
  • How to pay for items using 1p, 2p, 5p & 10p coins.
  • To add and subtract.

Things To Do at Home

  • Read stories with animals in them.
  • Find out about animals and their habitats.
  • Draw, paint or collage a picture of your favourite animal and write why you like it.
  • Add together the legs of different animals, what was the total?
  • Continue to use the Crickweb site to support your children with their maths. Continue to share your child’s home school reading book at least 3 times a week.
  • Look at PhonicsPlay to support your children with their phonics. Phase 2 & 3 games.

Tapestry

Thank you to all those parents who are adding comments to their child’s learning journey. We are also very pleased with the things you have uploaded for us to see. It really helps us with understanding what your children can do.

Reminders

  • Don’t forget to bring your child’s water bottle and book bag to school every day.
  • Make sure your child has a PE kit in school that is named.
  • Please make sure all items of clothing are named.
  • Make sure your child has their school jumper in school and a coat on cold days.
  • Please remember to fill in your form about the school trip and pay via Parent Pay. Thank you

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Term 5 Overview

Term 5 is an important one for our year group as we approach the SATs tests in Week 4. We plan to spend the first three weeks of the term focusing on SATs technique and revision: spelling patterns, complex grammatical concepts, reading comprehension skills and the different mathematical operations and their application to everyday problems.

Year 6 will continue to have Outdoor Learning and PE (on rotation) on a Monday afternoon. Through Outdoor Learning, the children will study our Science topic (Living Things) and in PE, they will be practising striking and fielding and tennis skills. The children will continue to work hard across the course of the term to demonstrate all the complex skills required of Year 6 writers too.

Please continue to support your children in completing their CGP Revision Guides as well as completing any of the Easter Revision homework that has not been finished. These should be marked at home.

We continue to speak lots to the children too about the importance of ensuring they are in bed early to get a good night’s sleep, having breakfast before they come to school so they are ready to work and drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

SATs this year are from 13th -16th May. The timetable for the week is as follows:

Monday 13th May Tuesday 14th May Wednesday 15th May Thursday 16th May
English: Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation English: Reading Mathematics:
Paper 1 ArithmeticPaper 2 Reasoning
Mathematics:
Paper 3 Reasoning

We are all, of course, looking forward to everything that awaits us once SATs are done! Towards the end of Term 5, we will begin our new Learning Journey which will be all about Ancient Greece. We will begin by studying the history of the historically important sites and beginning to learn about the Greek gods.  We will also start to read our new text – ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief’ – which we will base much of our future writing on.

More information about SATs week and school life for Year 6 post-SATs will be sent to you in letters later in the term.

Many thanks for your ongoing support.

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Term 5 & 6 Overview

The teachers in Year 4 are Mr Cotton (4FC) and Miss Duffin (4SD).

We are supported in Year 4 by Miss Wright.

Topics This Term

Ravishing Rainforests

This term, we will be exploring the wonderful, lush and exuberant rain forests of the world, and introducing the children to their exotic flora and fauna and climate.  We will experience what it is like to be in a virtual rainforest (goggles provided and no jabs needed) and we hope to visit the world-renowned Kew Gardens.

Our class story is

Number, Calculation, Measures & Problem Solving

This term, we will be learning about our money system, and how to tell the time in both the 12 and 24-hour formats.  In addition, we shall be learning statistics and, on average, most children tend to enjoy this!

Science

Our topic this term is Humans and Other Animals.  Wil learn all about the digestive system, teeth and food chains.

PSHE & RE

In PSHE, the children will be learning about forming bonds with people and exploring themes and trust and respect.  In Term 6, a letter will be sent out regarding the topics covered.  In RE, we will be exploring the theme of having a commitment to a higher power and exploring this through a study of Jewish practices.

IT

In IT, we will be learning how to distinguish between fake and real news. Believe it or not…

PE

This term, we will be strapping on the plus fours, diamond patterned jumpers and taking a caddy (but not for tea) to learn how to play golf.

 

Reading at Home

Thank you to those of you who are hearing your child read regularly at home.  Asking them questions about what they have just read is incredibly helpful and can help them to understand texts better.

Homework

Homework is set termly. The children are given the option of choosing three pieces of homework to complete. We ask that one of these pieces be a Maths homework and one be a Literacy homework.  We very much enjoy the creative homework that the children have created.  One option will be practicing their times tables on TT Rockstars. For those who wish, this may be an additional fourth piece of homework.

Spelling lists will be sent home regularly and tests given weekly.  Please encourage your children to spend time learning these.

Water Bottles

Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school each day. These can stay in the classroom and be filled up in school.

Sleep

Studies show that children need 9 hours sleep   every night. Thank you to those of you who make sure that your child is sleeping for long enough. It really makes a difference to their ability to concentrate in lessons.

Uniform

Please ensure that your child has the correct school uniform. This includes a blue jumper or cardigan and plain black shoes or black trainers with no logos or other colours on them. Boots are not part of our school uniform.  As the children have limited hanging space for their things, could we ask that they do not bring in large bags to hang up unless it’s Thursday when we have swimming.

Jewellery and Nail Varnish

Please ensure that your child does not wear jewellery other than stud earrings and that they remove all nail varnish before coming to school. They will be asked to remove or cover earrings for PE lessons.

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Term 5 Overview

Topic this term – Walk like an Egyptian

During this topic we will be learning about the Egyptians. We will be learning all about the lives of this ancient civilization. Children will be mummifying apples and sculpting their own Canopic jars.

Maths

In maths, children will be learning about fractions and time. Time is sometimes a very challenging concept and we encourage children to explore time as much as possible at home. Children need to add amounts of time, work out durations of time and measure time in minutes and hours.

Outdoor Learning and PE

During term 5 children will be swimming. It is important that they have their swimming kit every Thursday.

Please ensure that ALL items of clothing have your child’s name in. We have a lot of items ending up in lost property!

Reading at Home

The children have all chosen a book to take home and read, and have all been given their own reading record. Anyone who reads for three times a week, for ten weeks in a row, will be awarded with a free book to take home! It is important that the children’s record is completed and comes to school every Friday to be checked by their teacher. As a year group, this has improved greatly this year. We now have a regular slot in the school library where children are able to borrow new books to bring home.

English

This term we will continue to look at The Egyptian Cinderella and Flat Stanley Egyptian Grave Robbers.

Mrs Wake & Miss Davenport

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Term 5 Overview

Topics This Term

Our Learning Journey in Term 5 is Pirates life for me.

English – we will be looking at description writing and poetry.

Maths – We will be reviewing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Computing – we will be looking at coding.

Science – This term we will be looking at plants and how they grow.

DT – We will be creating puppets based on Punch and Judy.

PSHE – Our topic is Families.

RE – We will be finding out about the Jewish faith and their belief in God.

History – We will be comparing beach holidays past and present.

At the end of this term the children will be participating in Year 2 SATs tests. We will be holding a meeting for parents at the beginning of this term and will send out more information then.

Outdoor Learning and PE

Every Wedneday afternoon we will have either PE with Mr Anderson or Outdoor Learning with Mrs Dyke.

On these days Mr Anderson and Mrs Dyke will be seeing the children out of the door at the end of the day.

Please make sure that your child has a complete PE kit in school all the time. This should consist of:

  • A white T Shirt
  • Black or Blue shorts
  • Black Plimsoles
  • Black or Blue Jogging bottoms in colder weather

Please Help Us

Please ensure that everything is named clearly. This includes uniform, P.E. kit, water bottles and lunch boxes.

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school especially as we are nearing warmer weather.

Spellings 

The spelling list will be coming home weekly on a Friday. This will be tested on the following Friday. Please help your child to learn these.

We are continuing our big focus of spelling this term.

Reading at Home

Please read with your child at home. Ask your child questions about what they have just read. It is incredibly helpful and can help them to understand texts better.

Please record when you read at home on their reading record card, with the date, title of the book and a comment (which can be as long or as short as you like!) This must be written by an adult.

It is now the children’s responsibility to come in and change their own book if they have read it. Please remind them to do this as they come in.

Reading records are collected in every Friday, merits and a special stamp are awarded if they have read at least 3 times.

Each class has a display of 10 apples that the children can work their way around. When they read at home on 3 different days in the week, they can move on to the next apple. A book of their choice will be presented to your child when he/she reaches apple number 10, in our Special Mentions assembly. The children will also earn a sticker that will go towards winning a trophy.

Special Mentions Assembly

Every other Friday morning is Special Mentions Assembly. Five certificates per class are handed out to children that have worked particularly hard during the previous two weeks. If your child is going to receive one of these awards they will be given a slip on a Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Boddy
Mrs Marchant
Mrs Mans
(The Year 2 Teaching Team)

 

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Term 5 Overview

This term at Nursery the children will be learning all about Animals. We will be looking at where they live, what they look like and learning lots of new vocabulary!

We will be reading ‘What the ladybird heard’, ‘Dear zoo’, ‘Rumble in the jungle’ and ‘Rainbow fish’.

As a Fabulous finish to our Animals topic we will be taking a trip to the Farm!

Reminders

As the weather will be warming up; please make sure you put sun cream on your child as we enjoy using our outside area!

Marvellous Me; we use marvellous me as a form of communication, upload pictures and reminders. If you have no already signed up for Marvellous me please come and see Miss Broder!

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Term 5 Overview

In this newsletter we will let you know about some of the learning that will be happening this term. We will also include details of some of the other fun things we do in our classes.

Topics This Term

Our Learning Journey is all about Growing and is called:

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Maths - Multiplication/division and Fractions

Science - Seasonal Change and Plants

PSHE - Relationships

Art - Artists study Van Gogh

ICT - Multimedia

And lots of other things in PE, and Outdoor Learning

Super Start - Making flowers with families. Come to school and make paper flowers with your children to decorate our classroom.

Special Person of the Week

Every Friday both class teachers will choose a child to be the Special Person of the Week. This person will bring a sheet home to fill in with you. It is all about them and the things they like to do. Please bring it back into school the following Monday. They will have a chance to talk about themselves and their favourite things in front of the class.


Outdoor Learning and PE

Every Thursday afternoon Year 1 will have either PE with Mr Anderson or Outdoor Learning with Mrs Dyke.

A reminder will be placed in the classroom window too.

On these days Mr Anderson and Mrs Dyke will be seeing the children out of the door at the end of the day, with the help of the class Teaching Assistants.

PE Kit

Please make sure that your child has a complete PE kit in school all the time. This should consist of:

  • A white T Shirt
  • Black or Blue shorts
  • Black Plimsoles
  • Black or Blue Jogging bottoms in colder weather

Beginning of the Day

In order to encourage your child’s independence, please say goodbye to your child at the door once it has opened at the beginning of the school day.

We now are able to offer the children a small breakfast bagel if they would like it.

Reading at Home

Please read with your child at home. Ask your child questions about what they have just read. It is incredibly helpful and can help them to understand texts better.

Please record when you read at home in their reading record card with the date, title of the book and a comment (which can be as long or as short as you like!)

It is the children’s responsibility to come in and change their own book if they have read it. Please remind them to do this as they come in in the morning.

Reading records are collected in every Friday and the children are rewarded if they have read at least 3 times that week. When they have done this 10 times, they are awarded a book of their choosing!

We will continue to have our BIG BOOK BORROWERS. Each Friday one child from the class will be chosen to take a big book home and over the weekend they can share this with you and our Book Bear. The following Monday the big book and bear should be returned to their teacher. They will then have an opportunity to tell their class all about the story they have shared with their families at home.

Please Help Us

Please ensure that everything is named clearly. This includes uniform, P.E. kit, water bottles and lunch boxes.

Special Mentions Assembly

Special Mentions Assembly is fortnightly. Certificates are handed out to children that have worked particularly hard. If your child is going to receive one of these awards they will be given a slip on the Thursday before.

Also if your child receives a bookworm badge or a merit certificate it will be awarded during this assembly.

 

Sleep 

Studies show that children need 9 hours sleep every night. Thank you to those of you who make sure that your child is sleeping for long enough. It really makes a difference to their ability to concentrate in lessons.

Home Time 

Please remember that, if you are unable to collect your child for any reason at the end of the day, you need to let the office know who will be coming in your place. We are unable to send children home with other adults without your consent.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Hunt & Mrs Sands
(The Year 1 Teaching Team)

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