|Lady Modiford`s C E (V A) Primary School|
|Walkhampton, PL20 6JR, UK Yelverton|
+44 (0)1822 853277
We are proud of our school and its traditions and seek to maintain a friendly, family atmosphere, within which the needs of all pupils can be met, enabling them to thrive and achieve their full potential. We see education as a partnership between home and school, and we look forward to your regular involvement and support in all areas of school life.
The prospectus aims to provide information about the school, its aims, curriculum and activities. Much time has been spent in its preparation but it is not exhaustive. Please take advantage of our open door policy and contact us if any points need clarification.
Our school is of Voluntary Aided Status and the local Church is Saint Mary the Virgin, Walkhampton.
The Team Rector is the Reverend Richard Tebbs.
Close links with the Church are maintained. The Rector makes frequent visits to the school and this enables children to build friendships and gain the confidence to talk informally about Christian values and beliefs. The Rector is fully involved in the life of the school and is more than willing to work with groups of children in addition to conducting a weekly act of Christian worship. Children are able to visit the church as part of their Religious Education work.
Many children in the junior classes attend the weekly Crusader Club which offers Christian fellowship based around songs, games and activities. Some of our services (Harvest etc.) are held in the church and at the Leavers' service, Year 6 children are each presented with a Bible.
As in all other schools, our pupils work within a framework, which is laid down by the National Curriculum.
There are 3 core subjects: -
English Maths Science
plus 6 foundation subjects :-
Music, Technology (including Information Technology), Geography, History, Art and PE.
From September 1998 the Literacy Hour became a feature of each day and from September 1999, the Numeracy Strategy achieved the same status.
As a result of consequent time pressures, the content of the Foundation subjects has lost statutory status. All the subjects must be taught, but it is for each school to decide which aspects to cover.
The facilities offered by the school are extremely important and are kept under constant review. Since the Summer of 1995, a new classroom has been built and the former room converted into a superb library. The Practical Work Area has been radically altered to incorporate a new Food Technology area and a Maths, Science and Design Technology resource area. A new paved outdoor recreational facility has been developed outside the Infant Classrooms and decorating and remedial work have also been carried out.
The financial support of the PTA, Trustees, Governors and the LEA, which made the above schemes possible, is gratefully acknowledged.
Thanks to careful budget monitoring, PTA and Trustee support and donations, the school is extremely well resourced, enabling children to follow all aspects of the National Curriculum without restraint.
Our after school club 'Playlines' is run by Marie Marshall and Sandy Ogle. Playlines operates every school day from 3.20 to 6pm, and 'Breakfast' Club runs from 7.30 am to 9am, in school hall. We aim to offer high quality play based child care.
The club is open to all local children, but at present, because of the high uptake of places, is limited to children attending the school. Places are booked in advance, but we do try to accommodate 'emergency' bookings on the day where possible. Children booked into 'Breakfast' Club can arrive any time after 7.30am. Breakfast is provided at a small extra charge. There is a reduced fee for any children arriving after 8.30am. At 9am the children are escorted to the playground, where MTA supervision is available. The children who are booked into After School Club are met at the end of the school day and escorted up to the school hall.
We have a wide range of toys, games, books and art materials available for indoor activities, and if the weather is good children can play outside.
At After School Club, at about 4pm, we have snack time: this is currently toast or crumpets and apple or carrots, with drinks available throughout the session.
Everyday after snack time we provide an optional art and craft activity, with a different theme every half term. Within this we incorporate a wide variety of materials and applications. Past themes have been 'Under the Sea', 'Outer Space' 'All Sorts of Animals' and 'Spring'.
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