Classes

Infants

OVERVIEW

SCHOOL DAY

EXTRA~CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Our Infants Department consists of two classes: Form 1 and Form 2. There is a maximum of 22 pupils in a class unless there are exceptional circumstances. Our main aim at this stage is to provide your child with fun, interactive and exciting lessons which will stimulate their minds and ignite a love of learning.

Form 1 and 2 pupils spend much of the day with their class teacher, although even at this early stage, subject specialists teach Music, French, Art, ICT and Physical Education. Regular educational trips and visits to farms, museums and zoos support and extend our academic curriculum, as do classroom visits from authors, professionals and musicians.

Personal, social and emotional development is actively promoted within the Department, and children are encouraged to care for others both at school and within the wider local community.

Teachers operate an ‘open door’ policy whereby parents can email or arrange to speak to teachers whenever the need arises. Formal feedback of progress is through three reports during the year, regular parents’ evenings and half-termly newsletters.

Timetable
8:35amRegistration
9:00amAssembly (Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays)
9:05amAssembly (Wednesdays)
8:50amAssembly (Fridays)
9:20amPeriod 1
9:55amPeriod 2
10:30amBreak
10:50amPlayground whistle
10:55amPeriod 3
11:30amPeriod 4
12:05pmPeriod 5
12:20pmLunch commences for Form 1
12:25pm Lunch commences for Form 2
1:25pmPlayground whistle
1:35pmRegistration & Reading time
1:50pmPeriod 6
2:25pmPeriod 7
3:00pmPeriod 8
3:15pmHome time for Form 1
3:25pmHome time for Form 2

We encourage all children to take part in our extra-curricular activities, which cover a wide range of areas, from sports and hobbies to music and drama. To see a full list of this terms activities please click here.

CHESS
Our popular board chess clubs provide the children with the opportunity to battle their wits against each other and to learn the valuable life skills of sportsmanship along the way! Our chess club is run by Coulsdon Chess Fellowship and we are very proud of how well our chess team have performed in local and national competitions.

SCIENCE CLUB
This is the perfect club for all budding young scientists to take a hands-on approach to experiments and investigations and, most importantly of all, to create a mess!

GYMNASTICS AND MINI GAMES
A qualified gym instructor comes in to teach our gym club and the children learn all about agility, balance, co-ordination and general fitness. Our mini games club aims to improve children’s cardio-respiratory fitness, stamina, flexibility, co-ordination and is good fun too!

MUSIC AND MUSICAL THEATRE
Extra-curricular tuition is available for a variety of instruments, including: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, guitar, drums, saxophone and singing. These lessons are taught be specialist music teachers and lessons can be arranged by talking to our Head of Music. Our musical theatre club is run by local dance teacher, Miss Penny Parks, and is available to pupils from Form 2 upwards. classes incorporate singing, dancing, acting and performing music from all the West End shows.

ARRIVAL

Children should be dropped off at the bottom of the steps to the playground area from 8:10am. If it is wet, please leave them at the cloakroom door and your child should proceed through to the School Hall.

At break time your child will be offered a healthy snack and a drink of water or milk.

AFTER SCHOOL CARE
We have an After School Club, called Daffodils, which is run by Jancett Playsafe. Provision is provided from 3pm until 6.30pm and children need to be registered to attend. Please click here to find our more about our Daffodils club and information on how to register for this service.