|Weedswood Road, Walderslade, ME5 0QS, UK Chatham|
At Oaklands Infant School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is embedded in a child centred philosophy; one which allows all children to achieve by setting realistic and achievable targets.
We aim to meet the challenge of National educational initiatives and provide an environment where all children realise their potential.
We are currently having a Children's Centre built on our school site. Watch this space for more information....
We are very proud of our school. Please click on the links below to find out more about us and the things we do.
Click here to read about our Transition Project with the Junior School
Look at the work from the different classes. See what we have been doing!
Click on the pictures to visit the different classes.
Our Aim at Oaklands is to provide a happy caring community where each child’s needs are met with understanding and sensitivity.
We believe in working closely with parents in the education of our children. We strongly believe that our partnership with parents is of tremendous importance. Children learn best when school and home work together. We have an ‘open door’ policy and welcome parents into school in any capacity. We want the children to achieve their full potential in a supportive, stimulating and happy environment where learning is fun, and prepare them for life in the 21st century. We aim to create positive attitudes to learning, to foster growth and development and to create a broad and balanced curriculum.
The children are encouraged to wear school uniform based on the colours of scarlet, grey and white.
School sweatshirts and tee shirts printed with the `Oaklands' logo are available from the office and so are red and silver ties. A new addition to our uniform is a fleece with the school logo embroidered on it.
A white polo shirt or blouse under a sweatshirt worn with grey skirt/pinafore dress or grey/black trousers make comfortable practical school clothing, with white/grey/red socks or tights. In summer, red checked or striped dresses for the girls are suitable.
School clothes should be as easy to take on and off as possible, as P.E. forms a daily part of their lives. So does painting and gluing! Sleeves that are easily pushed up help in the classroom. We keep, in the Hall, a supply of "outgrown but not outworn school clothing" for sale.
Footwear - Shoes should be low heeled, preferably with fastenings the children can manage helping them to become independent. High fashion shoes or trainers are not suitable for school. Please avoid boots with lots of lace holes. These cause real problems when changing for P.E. etc.
P.E. - Normally children do P.E. in vest and pants with bare feet. Again fashion underwear, e.g. crop tops, are not suitable. In Year Two we suggest the children wear shorts and tee shirts for P.E. (named) to be kept in their shoe bags. Plimsolls, clearly named, are necessary for outside P.E. and games.
All P.E. items should be kept in a bag which may be purchased from school. A spare pair of knickers/pants is useful in case of "accidents".
REMEMBER school is children's work and they should be dressed appropriately. School uniform provides practical comfortable clothing at reasonable cost.
Please MARK ALL CLOTHING CLEARLY. Any lost items are put in a basket in the cloakroom. Children should search there for any lost items. You may order name labels from school which should be sewn into new garments. (Pen marking washes out!)
The Authority is not responsible for loss or theft of clothing, but of course we will endeavour to establish safe secure storage and foster responsible attitudes towards care of the children's own and others' belongings.
Jewellery - The County Adviser for P.E. and the British Guidelines for Safe Practise in P.E. state that no jewellery should be worn by children participating in P.E. and swimming activities. There have been instances where injuries have been caused. Would you please ensure that earrings are not worn on P.E. days and only studs on other days.
The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that we plan for the pupils and must ensure a balance of learning over the time which the children spend in school. The National Curriculum, which applies to all pupils of compulsory school age, is an important elements of the school curriculum. This has been revised for the year 2000 and from September 2000 will have to be fully implemented in school.
Maths, Science, English and I.C.T. are core subjects of the National Curriculum with Design Technology, I.C.T., History, Geography, Art and Design, Music and P.E. forming the foundation subjects. Religious Education is not part of the National Curriculum, but is a statutory subject, and schemes of work provide a skeleton around which the curriculum is developed. They in turn are designed around practical and concrete situations in which the child is involved.
During their last year in the Infants School, the children are assessed to ascertain the Level they have reached in the National Curriculum. The teachers assessments are supported by nationally produced assessment tasks and tests (SATs). You will receive the results of these with your child’s report at the end of Year 2. In the Reception classes, the 4-5 year olds follow a curriculum based on the Foundation Stage which was devised to enable children to reach the Government’s Early Learning Goals by the end of the Reception Year. They are assessed through Foundation Stage Profiles. School and National statistics are published each year and are available in this prospectus.
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