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Blenheim Primary School
School Way, Blenheim Chase, SS9 4HX, UK Leigh-on-Sea
+44 (0)1702 474684
www:http://www.blenheimprimary.co.uk/e-mail:office@blenheim.southend.sch.uk

Welcome to Blenheim Primary School

'Working together, learning together.'


ETHOS

The school curriculum aims

  • Help children achieve high levels of personal development, and acquire knowledge, concepts and skills by building on previous experiences and successes.
  • Provide an enthusiastic learning environment. where children are encouraged to be active participants in their learning process, where practical learning situations are planned which are relevant to the child's experiences.

Personal Aims

Encourage a caring community where staff, pupils, parents and governors work as a team, expressing opinions and listening to the views of each other.

Be sensitive to the needs of all individuals, ensuring everyone is valued and enjoys their right to feel secure and happy.

Pastoral Care and Behaviour

Pastoral care and attitude is central to all we aim to do at Blenheim. We do not see a distinction between the pastoral and the academic sides.


Blenheim Primary School has six golden rules

  1. Be gentle Don't hurt anyone
  2. Be kind Don't hurt feelings
  3. Be honest Don't hide the truth
  4. Look after property Don't waste or damage it
  5. Listen Don't shout out
  6. Work hard If someone is working, let them carry on and work hard yourself

What happens when a child's behaviour becomes unacceptable?

Remember - All children test out the boundaries of what is acceptable and what is not. This is part of the learning experience for all of us.

The majority of children respond to the stem of rewards and sanctions which are in IYS
operation in school. Informal chats with parents are very effective in changing children's behaviour.

If there is persistent unacceptable behaviour, whether this is in the classroom, the hall, or out in the playground, the Headteacher will be informed. The child must be made aware that it is the action which is unacceptable - not the child himself.

Please read our behaviour policy, which has been given to all parents. It is also important
that you talk it through with your child regularly.

YEAR GROUPS

Year groups are defined from 1st September. Nursery and reception years constitute the foundation stage. Years 1 and 2 constitute the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and Years 3,4,5 and 6 are Key Stage 2. Statutory assessment takes place at the beginning and end of the reception year and at the end of each Key Stage; the optional Statutory Tests are used in years 3,4 and 5.

Reception year

The curriculum for this year is extremely flexible, catering for children who can read, write and count, for children whose main need is security, and those whose principal achievement will be a degree of independence. Much of the work is experienced through direct play activities, which are planned into the curriculum.


Years 1 and 2

During their early years in school children will learn to operate individually and in groups, to listen attentively, answer questions, respond to complex instructions, describe events and be aware of others.

Years 3 and 4

By this stage children are usually able to be reasonably systematic in their approach to work and to sustain long periods of concentration. Children continue to explore their environment, using more sophisticated recording methods, including computer databases.

Years 5 and 6

By the time the children leave us we hope they will be working independently, able to be constructively critical of themselves and others and beginning to think ahead. Children will have been introduced to varied reading skills, skimming, note taking using indexes, as well as having their reading monitored. We hope they will read for enjoyment as well as for information. They will have been introduced to a range of literature, art and music. In mathematics investigations will be planned, variables identified and controlled, materials selected, appropriate tools and methods used. Decimal fractions, everyday fractions, percentages, averages, probability and ratios will become familiar.

SPECIAL NEEDS

We know that there are times when a child needs extra support at school. The Special Needs team, made up of teachers and learning support staff, aim to offer children support when they need it and to minimise the impact of their difficulties on their ability to learn.

  • We observe children
  • We listen to children
  • We listen to parents
  • We listen to all staff
  • We carry out assessments
  • We identify needs
  • We set targets
  • We record progress
  • We differentiate work so that children can experience success
  • We teach in different ways and groups so that children can learn in the way that suits them best
    We use a variety of equipment, including the computer, tape recorder, games and specialised books.
  • We focus on what your child can do - and work with you to encourage confidence and build self-esteem.


In consultation with parents, we place children on the Stages of Assessment. We continue to work with parents and children, setting up Individual Education Plans. (IEPs). We get help from outside agencies, e.g. the Educational Psychologists, Integrated Support Services, Speech Therapists, School Nurse, Educational Welfare Office, Child and Family Consultation Service, Social Services, Family Doctors, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and specialists dealing with specific conditions.

UNIFORM

As a school we encourage our children to wear the school uniform.  

 

Girls

Boys

School Uniform

Grey skirt, pinafore dress or grey or black trousers

White blouse

Red cardigan, jumper or sweatshirt  

Grey or black trousers or shorts

White Shirt

Red cardigan, jumper or sweatshirt

School Uniform (optional)

Red and white check dress or shorts (excluding cycle shorts)

White T-shirt or polo shirt

Red or grey shorts

PE Kit

Red or white T-shirt or leotard

Red or black shorts

Plain tracksuit for cold weather

Plimsolls or sensible trainers

Kept in a named PE bag

            All items must be clearly marked with your child’s name and class

            The School uniform can be purchased direct from:

The school reception or,

 The uniform shop which runs every Monday morning, 9am – 10am in the dining hall.

 Please click here to access the uniform order and price list.

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NURSERY

Introduction

Blenheim Primary school is a happy caring school, where we seek to create an environment in which our children can develop and learn allowing them to reach their full potential.

We want our children to become confident and independent learners able to work and play collaboratively.

Our staff lead by example. We work closely together, with other schools and in partnership with parents and the community.

As a fully inclusive school we provide opportunities for every child in our school to excel by offering an enriched curriculum so children can experience a wider range of activities and learning opportunities enabling every child to feel confident about their learning and themselves.

Our Nursery

We have a purpose built nursery which was completely refitted in 2003, to offer both indoor and outdoor learning through structured and unstructured play. The nursery provides an exciting and motivating environment for learning and collaborative play.

Children are guided though their learning by experienced staff.

Our Nursery forms an integral part of the Foundation stage. The Nursery children are involved in school events such as sharing assemblies, but have their own learning and play environment which helps them settle into school life at a relaxed pace.

Before Your Child Starts Nursery  

During the Summer term before your child starts nursery you will be invited to attend a series of 5 workshops called—First Steps to Nursery. The aim of these workshops are to enable parents/carers to understand and gain confidence in the use of literacy and numeracy, so they are able to support their child’s early learning. To provide practical suggestions on ways to support your child’s learning and give an incite into what your child will be covering when they start at Nursery.  



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