Children are taught as individuals, groups or as a
whole class, depending on the circumstances and the
requirements of the task. Children work in groups of
similar ability for some activities, whilst benefiting
from working in mixed-ability groups on other
occasions. As well as more formal learning, we consider play and practical activities to be an important
part of our curriculum. Through these, children are
expected to work together, as a group or class, to
explore, observe and investigate.
School starts at 8:50 a.m.
A member of staff is on duty in the playground from
8.45 a.m. Please don’t leave your child unsupervised before this time.
Lunchtime is from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
School finishes at 3:20 p.m.
On wet days, please wait for your child near their classroom exit doors. At all other times, please wait at the bottom of the slope.
The governing body follow the County and pyramid guidelines for admissions. Our current admissions limit is 30 places per year for the Reception class.
Children are offered a place in September of the academic year in which they are five (1st September - 31st August). Each child is offered five sessions a week for the Autumn term, then full time schooling starting from January.
You are most welcome to visit the school with your child.
You will need to bring your child’s birth certificate if you wish to register at Hayeswood.
See the Early Years section for details of pre-school activities.
At Hayeswood First School we acknowledge that we are all on a learning journey and that it is the fundamental right of every child to be given opportunities to develop and grow as a whole person in relation to their individual ability and aptitude.
We aim to:
v Provide a safe, friendly learning environment where all children have opportunities to develop their unique talents and experience success.
v Foster curiosity and a life-long joy in learning – we believe learning should be fun!
v Treasure the childhood delight in discovering ‘wonder’ in the world around them and encourage children to express their emotions, feelings and understanding in creative and imaginative ways.
v Offer experiences which help children become increasingly independent and self-confident.
v Provide opportunities for children to become resourceful, resilient and reflective learners, able to demonstrate positive attitudes when meeting new challenges.
v Develop the skills of co-operation, enabling children to move towards effective teamwork.
v Develop children’s sense of community, helping them to develop strong moral values, and respect for themselves and others.
v Value diversity and provide for inclusion for all.
v Maintain high standards of behaviour.
v Provide stimulating activities that reflect the requirements of the National Curriculum, the Foundation Stage Curriculum and the Dorset RE syllabus, thus helping children to become both literate and numerate as well as developing other skills of communication.
v Foster a close relationship between home and school and encourage parents and carers to take an active part in their children’s education.
v Build strong links with the wider community and other schools within the pyramid.