|Trinity C E VA First School|
|Coopers Lane, Verwood, BH31 7PG, UK Wimborne|
+44 (0)1202 821704
Our school is just 6 years old and we are very proud of our beautiful building and extensive grounds. We cater for children aged 4 to 9 and aim to offer them the very best in first school education.
We have a Christian foundation and teach the children that they are loved and accepted by God and that they are all different and all special. We aim for high standards in every subject and offer a broad and innovative curriculum.
We welcome all families to Trinity and aim to provide a school community which caters for every family's needs.
The school is in three sections each looking a little like a Swedish chalet from the outside and very light and airy in the inside.
There are 6 classrooms currently used as:
There are 3 playgrounds, an educational pond and extensive playing fields.
- Reception classroom
- Year 1 classroom
- Year 2 classroom
- Year 3 classroom
- Year 4 classroom
- ICT Suite with library
The foundation stage begins when children reach the age of three. Many children attend some form of pre-school or nursery soon after their third birthday. Children may go to a number of settings during the foundation stage, attending part-time or full-time. A few will stay at home until they begin first school.
Children will have already learnt a great deal by the time they are three years old. Many children will have been taken to groups such as parent and toddler groups and some children will have had experience of group settings, such as day centres or home settings with a childminder. For others, it will be their first experience of a group setting.
At whatever age children begin pre-school or school, they will have had a range of different experiences, they will have learnt a great deal, particularly from their families, and will have varied interests and skills. Children aged three, four or five are constantly encountering new experiences and seeking to understand them in order to extend their skills, develop their confidence and build on what they already know. They learn in many different ways. Children deepen their understanding by playing, talking, observing, planning, questioning experimenting, testing, repeating, reflecting and responding to adults and to each other.
At Trinity, we will plan learning experiences of the highest quality, considering both children's needs and achievements and the range of learning experiences that will help them make progress. Well planned play is a key way in which children learn with enjoyment and challenge during the foundation stage. This stage prepares children for learning in Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7) and is consistent with the National Curriculum. As children complete the learning in the foundation stage curriculum, teacher start to use the National Curriculum of Key Stage 1 to plan.
Key Stage 1 starts at the end of the Reception year, but the National Curriculum commences as the children are ready. As the children complete the foundation stage, teaching staff use the National Curriculum to plan.
At Trinity, we will use both Literacy and Numeracy hour guidance within English and Mathematics. We welcome the emphasis on direct teaching which the Literacy/Numeracy hour offers, whilst fully believing children need to explore the world creatively too.
Music, Art and Dance give the children the opportunity to perform and to express themselves creatively and will always have a high profile at Trinity.
Science, ICT and Technology are very important for all children in our ever changing, improving technological society and we look forward to using state of the art equipment in our Library/ICT room in the school.
History, Geography and RE will be taught through a topic based approach and full use will be made of the Internet and library, for research. Local services will also add depth and reality to learning.
Physical Education is essential to the Primary School curriculum. Children at Trinity will be offered PE with both large and small apparatus and an outdoor games curriculum. We will have competitive sports and children will be encouraged to 'play to win, but never mind losing!'
French is introduced to all children from Reception as part of the weekly timetable. We believe this increases the children's awareness of the world and gives them a basic foundation for later learning. We stand by our Christian foundation believing all children are uniquely gifted by God, and it is our duty at Trinity as teachers, to find and encourage that gifting, whether it is academic, creative, physical, emotional or within their character.
An After School Club is run, at the school, by Orchard Day Nursery from 2.45pm - 6pm. Please contact Kerry Griffiths or Debbie Appleby, on 01202 820124, for more details.
Trinity School currently offers the following after school activities:
- A Breakfast Club is also run from 8 am - 8.30 am.
The following are also available to the general public:
- Monday 3.00pm to 4.00pm - Gymnastics Club
- Tuesday 3.00pm to 4.00pm - Netball Club
- Wednesday3.00pm to 4.00pm - Cricket Club
- Friday 3.00pm to 5.00pm - Football Club
- Saturday 9.00am to 10.00 and 10.00am to 11.00am - Rosgarth Football Club
- Monday 4.30pm to 5.45pm - Musical Youth (6-19yrs)
- Thursday 11am - 11.45am - Music Tots (pre-school age)
- Saturday mornings - Trinity School of Dance
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