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Wingrave C E Combined School
Winslow Road, Wingrave, HP22 4QG, UK Aylesbury
+44 (0)1296 681436
www:http://www.wingrave.bucks.sch.uk/e-mail:

Wingrave C of E Primary School
 
Welcome to our website, we hope you find something to interest you. There is lots of information about the school and the work we do on this and our other pages.
 

Wingrave Church of England Primary School caters for about 150 children between the ages of 4+ and 11 from the villages of Wingrave, Aston Abbotts, Rowsham and Cublington in Buckinghamshire.

The school has close links with the church and is very much part of the local community which in turn play an enthusiastic role in supporting the school and its activities.

Wingrave is a caring school both for pupils and staff. Emphasis is placed on a firm foundation in all aspects of a child's educational development and ensuring that this progresses through the school. We have held the Investors in People Award since 2002, and in 2005 received the Swan Award for Leadership in the Community.

There is a flourishing PTFA, which has a varied programme of events and the school enjoys a good relationship with the parents who are welcomed into the school to help in classroom activities, school visits and fundraising.

Wingrave School is staffed by the headteacher Mrs Lana Dimic, six teachers, secretary, learning support assistants and support staff.

The school was built in 1974, with later conversions and additions to classrooms. The former library has now been converted to a computer suite with 16 networked computers, with a new library within the school. Brightstart, a privately owned nursery is attached to the school.

At the age of 11 children transfer either to a selective school in Aylesbury or to Cottesloe School in Wing, as a result of the selection process.

How to find us: Wingrave is between Aylesbury and Leighton Buzzard just off the A418. Twelve Leys, the road leading to the school is a turning off Winslow Road, the main road through the village and the school entrance is a short distance along on the right. Click on the link below to see a map of the area.


ETHOS

The pursuit of the highest standards in all aspects of school life so that children achieve their full potential both academically and socially. This will take place within a challenging, stimulating and caring environment in which Christian values are central to the ethos of the school and its teaching.

School Aims

We aim to help all pupils to:-

  • gain the knowledge, skills and practical abilities which will be a relevant foundation for secondary education and for later life
  • appreciate all forms of human achievements, scientific, literary, mathematical, artistic, physical and humanitarian
  • understand the world in which they live
  • act considerately towards others
  • gain moral values and respect for all races, cultures and religions
  • develop self-esteem, independence and a sense of personal responsibility
  • want always to give their personal best performance in everything they do
  • manage and enjoy learning, become self-motivated and continue this beyond school

We value:-

  • mutual respect and the equal worth of each individual.
  • the school as the heart of an active partnership with the home, Church and local community
  • high quality lifelong learning and equal opportunity to all members of our community
  • high standards.
  • a safe, caring, stimulating and enjoyable learning environment providing opportunities for children's different learning styles and abilities.

Vision Statement

At Wingrave Church of England Combined School we will provide children with a high quality education based on Christian values. We provide a safe, caring, stimulating and challenging learning environment. As a result we create a community that celebrates the effort and achievement of every single child. We aim to develop confidence, independence and responsibility in our pupils and learners who are committed, self-motivated and creative in their thinking. Finally we develop young people who are able to succeed in an ever changing world.

CURRICULUM

Core Subjects are English, Mathematics and Science. Foundation Subjects are Information and Communication Technology, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Music, Art and Design, Physical Education and Religious Education.
Other skills and subjects are grouped under; Other subjects and Cross-Curricular Issues; Key Skills and Thinking Skills.
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English.
A high priority is given to the learning of English, which permeates all aspects of the curriculum. The Literacy Hour was introduced in September 1998. The Oxford Reading Tree scheme is used in the infant School together with a wide selection of other reading books. Great emphasis is placed on the use of phonics in combination with other methods in the teaching of reading.

There is a continuous development of skill in reading as children progress through the school, which results in the recognition of words in the early years to the comprehension of complicated material by many children at 11. Many children gradually learn to use books, fiction and non-fiction, by improving their powers of concentration, by learning how to find books on the library shelf, by learning how to use a contents page and index and by a continuing development of a full range of reading skills.

Learning to read and write goes hand in hand and most children, by the time they reach the end of Key Stage One, write stories and accounts in their own words. As they go on through the school, many children become accustomed to writing, which involves presenting a coherent argument, exploring different possibilities, drawing conclusions and making judgements. In the course of all their work they learn to spell the words they use, to employ acceptable forms of grammar and sentence construction and begin to develop styles of writing appropriate to the task in hand.

Maths.
A variety of techniques and resources are used in the teaching of mathematics. The National Numeracy Strategy Unit Plans and Collins Scheme are used throughout the school together with components from several other schemes. A great deal of mathematics also arises naturally from topic work. The National Numeracy Strategy has been in place since September 1999.
In mathematics, great emphasis is placed on understanding. Children learn to compute efficiently in the four arithmetic rules. Calculators are used where appropriate to the childs development and understanding. A gradual knowledge and understanding of the relationships of numbers is built up, including the speedy recall of the commonly used facts and knowledge of the different units of measurements. Children learn how to think and solve problems using the basic concepts of the number system and place value, spatial relationships, sets, symmetry and the proper use of mathematical language.
As they progress through the school the children learn how to observe and measure with increasing precision and to use with common sense the skills learnt. They learn to record, interpret and apply their mathematical skills in everyday life.

Science.


At Key Stage One much of the science will arise from observations made in the childs immediate environment and emphasis is placed on developing the skills of scientific investigation. As the child progresses into Key Stage 2 the skills of investigation are developed further. An increasing importance is placed on the learning of scientific knowledge related to the study of Life and Living Processes, Materials and their properties and Physical Processes.

History.
Children are helped to acquire a sense of historical chronology. They are given an introduction to other concepts such as cause and effect, the weight of evidence from different sources and the distinction between historical fact and fiction. They are encouraged to develop a reasoned evaluation of historical evidence.

Geography.
The children are given an understanding of their home area and the world in which they live. They are helped to become more aware of local features and of the formation and the characteristics of the earth beneath their feet. Included in this growing awareness is the use of observation. The children are given the opportunity to learn about routes, means of communication and mapping skills.

P.E.
Children benefit from a balanced programme of Physical Education. The aims are to promote an enjoyment of physical activity, an awareness of safe practice and to develop a positive attitude towards both success and failure. Physical education includes games, gymnastics, dance, swimming, athletics and outdoor pursuits. Games skills are developed progressively and the older children learn how to play a variety of games; football, netball, hockey, tennis, rounders, volleyball and badminton. Children within Key Stage 2 swim at the Aquavale pool in Aylesbury.

Religious Education.
The school is affiliated to the Church of England and the programme for Religious Education is based on the Bucks agreed syllabus. Parents are welcome to view this on request. A daily corporate act of worship takes place for all children but parents have the right to ask for their children to be withdrawn from this and from religious education if they so wish.

Music.
All the children take part in simple music making, singing and using percussion instruments. They are encouraged to develop an appreciation of music and are helped to learn simple music notation. Some of the children learn to play musical instruments such as the recorder. Further support for this area of the curriculum is provided by peripatetic music teachers who provide tuition in woodwind, strings, guitar and brass.

UNIFORM

It is school policy that children should wear school uniform and it is expected that the parents will ensure compliance with this policy.


DAY WEARBoys
School sweatshirt or green sweater and yellow polo shirt and grey trousers. Shoes should be black or brown. Sandals may be worn in the summer. Trainers are not permitted.

Girls
School sweatshirt or green sweater and yellow polo shirt. Grey skirt or grey tunic. A green and white dress may be worn or straight-legged grey trousers. Shoes should be black or brown. Sandals may be worn in the summer. Trainers are not permitted.

Jeans are not considered to be suitable for either sex and children are not permitted to wear jewellery. Many items of uniform can be purchased from the school office as can P.E. bags, book bags and sun hats. All uniform should be clearly named.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION indoors
Boys
White or yellow T-shirt with white or black shorts. Plimsolls are also required.
Girls
White or yellow tops with white or black shorts. Plimsolls are also required. Black leotards may be worn for physical education or dance. Long hair should be tied back and ear rings taped.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Outdoors
As above. Both sexes may borrow the appropriate green and yellow sports kit when representing the school for competitive events. Tracksuits of any colour may be worn during the winter. Trainers are required and boys will need football boots. Football boots are an optional extra for girls.



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