- Our primary objective is to provide quality experiences in all aspects of school life to enable the children to be happy, successful and keen to learn.
- We endeavour to create an atmosphere where children look forward to coming to school and being part of an exciting learning community. At the same time, we try to educate the children in a way which allows them to express their own individuality.
- We believe that by teaching the children self respect and promoting a range of positive role models they will also learn to have respect for others.
- We aim to teach a broad balanced curriculum by carefully planning and delivering the National Curriculum and fulfilling the statutory requirements for Religious Education.
- The children's progress is continually monitored by a process of teacher assessment.
We aim to develop all literacy skills - speaking, listening, reading, writing, spelling and handwriting - so that the children may become effective readers and writers with a real interest in literature.
In Mathematics we aim to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of the subject and where possible to provide opportunities for their application. Emphasis is placed on learning strategies for mental calculation and we recognise the importance of the quick recall of number facts including multiplication tables.
We aim to encourage a scientific curiosity through practical observations and investigations. By doing so, we hope to equip children with knowledge of the world around them and with skills such as predicting, fair testing and recording.
Children are encouraged to assess products for their suitability of purpose and to evaluate their own work so as to improve their skills in designing and making. In the process, they will develop their understanding of mechanisms, structures, products and materials.
Information and Communication Technology
Children are taught basic computer skills including word-processing.
They are encouraged to communicate by the use of e-mail and to research using the Internet. A range of software is used to support learning across the curriculum.
Art and Music
Children are encouraged to listen, respond and participate in a variety of creative activities encompassing the visual arts, music, dance and drama. The school choir has deservedly earned a glowing reputation in recent years for the enthusiasm of its members and the quality of its singing.
Geography and History
Children are given opportunities to develop an awareness of the past and to investigate the human and physical features of their surroundings, supported by educational visits where appropriate.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced programme of physical education encompassing movement, dance, gymnastics and a wide range of games activities including football, netball, hockey, lacrosse and athletics. Swimming lessons are also provided at Key Stage 2. The older children have opportunities to play inter-school matches in netball and football and to participate in the annual schools swimming gala.
Religious Education is provided in accordance with the requirements of the 1988 Education Act. There is an act of collective worship every day. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from all or part of Religious Education and collective worship.
If a parent wishes to exercise this right then arrangements will be made for alternative supervision.
Special Educational Needs
Careful monitoring is carried out to ensure that we identify those children whose progress, either educationally or socially, gives cause for concern.
After due consultation with the parents, these children will be helped individually within the school or through the Learning Support or County Psychological Services (in accordance with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice).
Where appropriate, individual programmes of work are provided for pupils.
These are co-ordinated by the school's Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO).
Parents are one of the best resources and assets that our school has.
Over 40 parents help in our school in all sorts of ways and many more would except for work commitments.
Close links with parents are vital to maximise a child’s potential, homework is a well established part of school and home life and the parents role and support is essential. Our school has a true open door policy and parents and carers are encouraged to come in at every opportunity.
If you are able to lend a hand, please contact your child's class teacher.
The school has an active Parent Teacher Association which organises very successful and enjoyable social and fund-raising events. The annual Christmas Disco, Summer Fayre, end of year Barbecue and other such events all add up to a full programme. Items recently purchased for the school by the P.T.A. include T.V. and video, theatre lights and staging.
Parents & Toddlers
On a Tuesday morning there is a successful Mother and Toddler Group run by Mrs Hill. This is in the hall and the children have a wonderful time with toys and games. The mums have a nice time too!!!
Your child's progress..
Parents are welcome to come into school to discuss their child's progress at any time during the school year. In addition, Parents' Evenings are held in the Autumn and Spring Terms, when parents meet individually with their child's teacher. Towards the end of the Summer Term all parents will receive a written report detailing their child's progress for the year.
Children will frequently bring work home to complete as part of their studies. This provides the parents with an opportunity to help with reading, spelling, multiplication tables or research into class topics. In the older classes, more formal weekly homework in Maths and English is given. Regularly listening to your child read and helping with other types of homework is of enormous value and will undoubtedly improve confidence and competence.
Activities & Clubs
There are a number of extra-curricular activities.
These include Football, Netball, Drama, Choir, Sign Language Club, Recorders, Keyboard and Guitars.
More information about these activities will appear here soon.
Sutton Green is well known for its productions and Special Days, these include
'WW2 Day', 'Book Character' and 'The Wedding'.
New School Library
We are very lucky to have a new school library this year and we hope the children will benefit and enjoy it a great deal. The children raised over £1000 in a Readathon which was doubled again by the school and purchased picture books, novels and many non-fiction books.
A competition where children painted their favourite book characters has provided us with fantastic framed pictures that really finish off our library.
The PTA were extremely generous last year and gave the school the funding to purchase a new computer system called microlibrarian for the library. This is very exciting as it uses a 'thumbprint system' which allows children to borrow and return books.