Message for parents

PHASED RE-OPENING Monday 1st June 2020 – primary schools and childcare providers to bring back children in nursery, reception, year 1 and year 6.

Vulnerable children and the children of critical workers continue to be eligible to attend, and we encourage them to do so where appropriate. Other children will continue to be supported to learn at home.

Further information can be accessed via our Key Information – Phased Re-opening

Encouraging Learning Behavious

School Vision and Values

Our school values state that we wish to develop an aspirational climate to enable all children to enjoy learning.  We want our children to leave this school confident individuals with the resilience to continue to learn and live happy and fulfilled lives.  Confidence does not come naturally to most people – we need to teach children the skills they require to become confident.  If we firstly show that we have confidence in their ability, they will in turn absorb this confidence.  In school we always encourage children to try to do things for themselves – we know that to learn new skills we need to experience failure and learn the resilience to deal with failure.

Our reward systems celebrate the behaviours of effective learning: thinking, collaboration, motivation and engagement; and we refer to these characteristics on a daily basis through our woodland characters which are displayed in every classroom.

      Olive Owl

Engagement – Playing and Exploring 

  • Finding out and exploring
  • Playing with what they know
  • Being willing to ‘have a go’



Wilbur Woodpecker

Motivation – Active Learning

  • Being involved and concentrating
  • Keep trying
  • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do



Samuel Squirrel

Thinking – Creating and Thinking Critically

  • Having their own ideas
  • Making links
  • Choosing ways to do things




      Betty Bee

Colloration – Working and Playing Together

  • Listening to others
  • Sharing ideas
  • Finding a compromise


These characteristics can be applied to all aspect of life and we encourage you to refer to these characteristics whenever possible.

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