SIAMS Report

SIAMS Report March 2017

Our admissions policy is now available for 2017-2018. Please click the link below.

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Tia's Risk Assessment

Risk assessment for School Dog


2017 - 2018 Term Dates

Term Dates 2017 - 2018


School Calendar                   


20 July  Whole School End of Year Performance 6pm
23 July Year 6 Leavers Assembly in St. Giles Church 2pm
24 July Leavers' Assembly in school 9am 'ish

Supporting Reading

Across KS2 our children are studying class texts and they are set comprehension questions by their teachers. In Y5/6 our children are also responsible for keeping their own reading log - each child is expected to read a minimum of one text per term (6-7 weeks) and keep a journal.

On 29th January 2015 we held a 'Reading and Spelling Worskhop for Parents' to introduce them to changes in the new curriculum. As a staff we see what a difference being able to not only decode but also comprehend the written word can have on a child's learning experiences. The use of phonics and decoding is only a small (although important) part of the reading experience.

Last summer we held further reading workshops for parents around the importance of good quality questioning to further support the children's understanding of both the written and inferred text.

Please see the video link below - Ten minutes a day could change everything

We have just updated our Class Booklists. Here are some suggestions that have been taken from recommended literacy chairites alongside award winners. We do understand that there are many other books that could have been added to our lists but our suggestions may be of some help.

2017-01 Robins Book List

2017-01 Woodpeckers Book List

2017-01 Kingfishers Book List