Class Google Sites

It is intended these sites will be up and running from Wednesday.

The staff have provided a site for you to see the work and activities that have been shared by children and families both during the pandemic and either side of this period.  Our children's work during home learning and other activities can be viewed here: 

These curriculum sites are regularly updated.  During this time they may be offline.  If this is the case please return again. 

 YR https://sites.google.com/smceps.org/eyfs
Y1 https://sites.google.com/smceps.org/year1
Y2 https://sites.google.com/smceps.org/year2
Y3 https://sites.google.com/smceps.org/year3
Y4 https://sites.google.com/smceps.org/year4
Y5 https://sites.google.com/smceps.org/year5
Y6 https://sites.google.com/smceps.org/year6

Worship

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we are streaming Worship from Jam ' n' Toast Family Service at St Paul's Church, Withnell, a sister church of Mr Metcalfe's one he normally attends.

You will find links to the services and the activities in the children's Google Classroom. 

The latest task is to send a very short hello video to Gary and Carolyn who run the service, post it using the assignment in the classroom.

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To become a member of this Google Classroom click on the '+' button in your year group one and enter the class code below.

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Diversity Days

In July 2017 we held two days that focussed on aspects of diversity as part of our British Values learning:

Diversity in Disability, Diversity in Religion, Diversity in Gender, Diversity in Families, Diversity in Cultures

We celebrated diversity by displaying our work in the main corridor outside the school hall.

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Spirititual, Moral, Social and Cultural Educationsmsc

 Miss Emma Fleming is our SMSC Co-ordinator.  SMSC permeates across our whole curriculum and teachers look for and create opportunities that encourage an understanding of oneself, the community and their place in the world.

We have an online portal that collects and showcass the work we do.

Mastery Mathematics - through 'Singaporian Syle'

Teaching for Masterymaths mastery

The National Curriculum states that children should be able to solve a range of problems, alongside developing mathematical fluency and the ability to reason and explain their thinking. Through adopting the Singaporean model for teaching mathematics we are able to achieve this. We use the MathsNoProblem scheme of work as a vehicle to deliver a curriculum that revolves around teaching for mastery. Children are taught to develop a deep conceptual understanding as well as procedural flexibility, and through this they meet the aims of the National Curriculum.

A typical lesson

At the start of a typical lesson, children’s curiosity is ignited with an interesting problem, set in a real life context that children can relate to. This problem is then explored and referred back to throughout the lesson.

One of the key principles of the Singaporean style is the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach. This means that you will always see children working with practical apparatus, whatever their ability. More able children may move more quickly onto pictorial and abstract (symbolic) representations but reinforcement and deep conceptual understanding is achieved by going back and forth between the concrete, pictorial and abstract. Through this approach, and with careful questioning, children will notice patterns, make connections and begin to generalise.

Following the exploration of a problem, children will record their thinking in their journal. The purpose of the journal is to help children to embed what they have been doing and further refine their ideas. It is also used as a tool to help children improve their ability to communicate their thinking mathematically.

Throughout a lesson, you will hear the teacher and teaching assistants talking mainly in questions. This promotes thinking, and children have opportunities to discuss their ideas with talk partners as well as with the whole class. This enables them to refine their thinking and progress.

Differentiation

As set out in the National Curriculum, children are expected to move through programmes of study at broadly the same pace. In all year groups, children who grasp concepts quickly are extended through the use of effective questioning that aids higher order thinking. Children are challenged through the use of increasingly complex problems and are expected to show a variety of methods. Children who are less secure with a concept work more with practical apparatus and questioning is used to support and scaffold conceptual understanding.

Intervention

Alongside the MathsNoProblem lessons, all children receive an additional hour a week of mathematics teaching. These sessions (usually split into three separate 20 minutes) focus mainly on arithmetic, for example, multiplication tables or number bonds. They can also be used to consolidate skills, for example, using equipment such as base 10 or place value counters.

Interventions are also planned for groups of children. These groups are fluid and based on assessment during mathematics lessons. They support children by giving those who find grasping mathematical concepts more difficult an opportunity to ‘catch up and keep up’.

Pupil feedback

The Singaporean model enables all pupils to receive high quality verbal feedback during each lesson. This is achieved through the effective dialogue between the adults and pupils that is embedded throughout each part of the lesson. There are also continuous opportunities for pupils to evaluate their own learning and the learning of their peers that run alongside the teacher-pupil dialogue.

Journals and workbooks are marked according to our school marking policy and half termly assessments are carried out to support on-going teacher assessment.

Relationships and Sex Education

** The DfE have published new guidance for Relationships and Sex Education.  Schools are required to deliver the new guidance from September 2020.  We are working with the developing diocesan guidance in reviewing our policy and its delivery.  We will be consulting parents in a number of ways regarding the new policy until 19th March 2020. Any views and questions are valued and can be shared by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by attending one of our Parents Forum meetings (next meeting 9am on 14th February 2020)**

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The Governing Body have a statutory requirement to decide whether or not sex education
should form part of the school curriculum.  At St Margaret's they have decided that it should be in our curriculum.

Sex & Relationships Education is not considered as a separate subject but will be addressed in the following manner:

  • Incorporated into the P.S.H.E. programme of work
  • As part of the Science Curriculum incorporated within the subjects of growth and development
  • Issues will be addressed as they occur naturally in the classroom and questions are answered in an appropriate manner with due regard to the
    children’s level of maturity
  • The ethos of the school encourages self respect and caring and loving attitudes towards each other
  • Annually Year 5 pupils are given a talk by a qualified school nurse on the subject of personal hygiene and puberty. Parents are consulted before
    such talks are given and may withdraw their child/children if they so desire.

The school encourages caring relationships within the doctrine of the Church whilst accepting that our children come from a variety of forms of family unit.


After consulting the policy and speaking with the Headteacher, should you not wish your child to be present during Sex & Relationship sessions you should notify the Headteacher in writing. If no written notification is received your child will receive Sex & Relationship Education.

A copy of the full policy can be downloaded here: RSE Policy 2019+

Personal, Social and Health Educationpshe

Some aspects of our teaching are single subject based but our integrated subject approach ensures that we have the National Curriculum Coverage as outlined below:

Y1 PSHE

Y2 PSHE

Y3 PSHE

Y4 PSHE

Y5 PSHE

Y6 PSHE

 

RE, Collective Worship and Humanities Team

The team leader is: Mr Matthew Boyle

The team governor is: Mrs Gloria Warburton

The team reports to: The Curriculum Board of Governors

This team meets twice a half term.

It's primary pupose is to provide the strategic direction, develop amd evaluate the effectiveness of the following subjects through the leadership of the subject leaders:

Religious Education Subject Leader - Miss Hannah Thomas

Collective Worship Development Leader - Mr Matthew Boyle

Children's Collective Worship Leader - Miss Hannah Thomas

History Subject Leader - Mr Adam Lankertis

Geography Subject Leader - Mr Adam Peet

Languages Subject Leader - Miss Cassie Hesketh

Performing and Visual Arts, Health, Sport & Wellbeing

The team leader is: Miss Emma Fleming

The team governor is: Mrs Nicola Howell

The team reports to: The Curriculum Board of Governors

This team meets twice a half term.

It's primary pupose is to provide the strategic direction, develop and evaluate the effectiveness of the following subjects through the leadership of the subject leaders:

Arts Subject Leader - Miss Hayley Johnson

SMSC & Emotional Health Subject Leader - Miss Emma Fleming

PE & Sports Subject Leader - Miss Leanne McGivern

PSHE Subject Leader - Miss Jessica Wilson

Sports Coach - Miss Sam Leigh

Science, Technology, English and Maths Team

The team leader is: Mrs Amanda Meager

The team governor is: Mr David Chadwick

The team reports to: The Curriculum Board of Governors

This team meets twice a half term.

It's primary pupose is to provide the strategic direction, develop amd evaluate the effectiveness of the following subjects through the leadership of the subject leaders:

Mathematics Subject Leader - Miss Paula Spenceley

English Subject Leader - Mrs Rachael Callon

Science Subject Leader - Mr Stephen Bulger

Computing Subject Leader - Mrs Amanda Meager

Design Technology Leader - Mrs Marie Taylor

English

Mathematics

Please find below the visits we organise to enrich our curriculum.

Links to letters and information can be found next to the relevant trip information.

 TRIP / VISIT  DATES  LEAD STAFF MEMBER  FILES

 Year 6 Residential Visit

   Mrs Meager  
       
 YR Blue Planet    Mrs Handley  
 Year 3 Winter Warmer    Nrs Makin  
 Year 4 Residential Visit     Mr Bulger  

 

 

The documents below support our teaching and learning:engineer

Design Technology

Some aspects of our teaching are single subject based but our integrated subject approach ensures that we have the National Curriculum Coverage as outlined below:

Y1 Design Technology

Y2 Design Technology

Y3 Design Technology

Y4 Design Technology

Y5 Design Technology

Y6 Design Technology

 

The documents below support our teaching and learning:art

Art & Design Curriculum

Some aspects of our teaching are single subject based but our integrated subject approach ensures that we have the National Curriculum Coverage as outlined below:

Y1 Art & Design

Y2 Art & Design

Y3 Art & Design

Y4 Art & Design

Y5 Art & Design

Y6 Art & Design

The documents below support our teaching and learning:music

Music Curriculum

Some aspects of our teaching are single subject based but our integrated subject approach ensures that we have the National Curriculum Coverage as outlined below:

Y1 Music

Y2 Music

Y3 Music

Y4 Music

Y5 Music

Y6 Music

Religious Education is the bedrock of our curriculum as a Church School that was established by Trust Deed.  We therefore treat this as one of our priority subject areas.re

The school follows the Blackburn Diocesan Syllabus, which is the approved and adopted syllabus by the Liverpool Diocesan Board of Education. 

A copy of the current syllabus can be found here: CURRENT DIOCESAN RE SYLLABUS

We are currently exploring and piloting the use of new national support material being released by the Church of England National Office and RE Today; Understanding Christianity.  We are working with another pilot school in Blackburn Diocese to look how this biblically focussed material can impact on the work within our own scheme of work.

Parents are welcome to come and meet with either Mr Boyle, our Deputy Headteacher who leads our Collective Worship and RE Team or Ms Gray who is our RE Subject Leader to discuss the contents of the syllabus.

Our prospectus explains how parents may withdraw their child from receiving Religious Education, however it is essential that parents meet with us in school so they can make an informed decision.  It should be noted that in application to this school you have chosen for your child to attend and Anglican Church School and that the school has expectations in response to this in terms of participation in school life and the curriculum.

The documents below support our teaching and learning:languages

Languages Curriculum

Some aspects of our teaching are single subject based but our integrated subject approach ensures that we have the National Curriculum Coverage as outlined below for the statutory provision in KS2 (we do also teach genaral languages in KS1):

Y3 Languages

Y4 Languages

Y5 Languages

Y6 Languages

The documents below support our teaching and learning:sport

Physical Education Curriculum

Some aspects of our teaching are single subject based but our integrated subject approach ensures that we have the National Curriculum Coverage as outlined below:

Y1 Physical Education

Y2 Physical Education

Y3 Physical Education

Y4 Physical Education

Y5 Physical Education

Y6 Physical Education

The documents below support our teaching and learning:computing

Computing Curriculum

Some aspects of our teaching are single subject based but our integrated subject approach ensures that we have the National Curriculum Coverage as outlined below:

Y1 Computing

Y2 Computing

Y3 Computing

Y4 Computing

Y5 Computing

Y6 Computing

The documents below support our teaching and learning:history

History Curriculum

Some aspects of our teaching are single subject based but our integrated subject approach ensures that we have the National Curriculum Coverage as outlined below:

Y1 History

Y2 History

Y3 History

Y4 History

Y5 History

Y6 History

The documents below support our teaching and learning:geography

Geography Curriculum

Some aspects of our teaching are single subject based but our integrated subject approach ensures that we have the National Curriculum Coverage as outlined below:

Y1 Geography

Y2 Geography

Y3 Geography

Y4 Geography

Y5 Geography

Y6 Geography

The documents below support our teaching and learning:science

Science Curriculum

Some aspects of our teaching are single subject based but our integrated subject approach ensures that we have the National Curriculum Coverage as outlined below:

Y1 Science

Y2 Science

Y3 Science

Y4 Science

Y5 Science

Y6 Science

The documents below support our teaching and learning:

English Curriculum

Some aspects of our teaching are single subject based but our integrated subject approach ensures that we have the National Curriculum Coverage as outlined below:

Y1 English

Y2 English

Y3 English

Y4 English

Y5 English

Y6 English

The following documents support our teaching and learning:fractions

Mathematics Curriculum

Some aspects of our teaching are single subject based but our integrated subject approach ensures that we have the National Curriculum Coverage as outlined below:

Y1 Maths

Y2 Maths

Y3 Maths

Y4 Maths

Y5 Maths

Y6 Maths

Internet Safe Filtering & Monitoring

Filtering: The school has a system provided by the local authority called Fortinet.  This will block all traffic that comes through the school's network, including the school's wireless, that is classified according to an international classification system as inapproriate.  This includes classifications in multi-languages and images, covering a range of material including extremism. 

A copy of Fortinet's compliance with UK Safer Internet Centre is available here: FORTINET FILTERING COMPLIANCE

Monitoring: The school monitors internet access by:

- receiving a report on the most blocked websites from school network at least annually, sharing this with WBC ICT to assess the greatest risks/concerns (last review 27/09/16)

- training children to report (Kidsafe programme and E-Safety) and responding to all reports of inapproriate content, informing the LA as necesary (nothing was reportable for last 4 years).

-random reviewing of internet browsing histories

 

E-Safety and Cyberbullying

It is our collective responsibility to ensure that children are as safe as possible online, to know what is acceptable page zipblockflagbehaviour online and how to respond to experiences that are not safe or appropriate.

E-safety applies to all forms of electronic information and lots of different types of devices including computers, tablets, mobile phones, gaming devices and game consoles.

It also applies to all forms of electronic communication from websites and online forums to games contacts and texting, photo sharing and social media.

In the Spring Term we held an E-Safety Enrichment Day followed by a Parents Information Evening led by a Police School Liaison Officer.

Useful Guides

The help guides provided below explain how to change the security and privacy settings on a range of social networking platforms. The instructions are very easy to follow and include images to guide you where to look for the specific icons.

         

Parents Guide to Mobile Phones

Parents Guide to Snapchat

Parents Guide to Cyberbullying

Parents Guide to Security

Parents Guide to Online Gaming

 

What to do if you experience what you think could be Cyberbullying or see Inappropriate Content?

The school's internet is filtered by the local authority's system.

In the school's ICT suite have also activated the Google SafeSearch so you should not come across content, incl. images, that are unsuitable.

If you still come across unsuitable images or content or are aware of any other pupil who has come across this please report it immediately to Mrs Brown (our Pastoral and Safeguarding Manager), or any member of the teaching staff.

If you come across any inapproriate messages being sent or received by either you or another pupil you should also report this immediately to Mrs Brown or any of the teaching staff.

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SCHOOL ADVICE TO PARENTS

‘Online Safety Top Tips’ are provided in a leaflet at parents evening every half-term and distributed to parents electronically. However St Margaret's top 5 tips are as follows:

1. Produce a ‘Home Agreement’

It’s useful to agree on some ground rules together.
When producing a ‘Home Agreement’ you might want to consider some of the following:

General Online Safety Rules

How much time per night they are allowed on technology/the internet.
The age rating of websites they are allowed to visit.
Sharing and/or distributing personal details, images and videos.
How to treat people online and not post anything they wouldn’t say face-to-face.

Game Console Online Safety Rules

Check the age rating before they play – if the age rating is an 18 these games can include bad language, inappropriate content etc.

Set their settings so they can only talk to their friends – private chat not game chat.

Negotiate the amount of time they spend playing online games.

2. Know who your child is talking to online

It’s important to keep track of who your child’s talking to.
Setting up your own profile on social networking sites is a good idea. You can add your child and monitor their friends, who is commenting on their posts etc.

3. Explore online together

Ask your child to show you their favourite things to do online, and show an interest in what they do – just like you would offline.

4. Check they know how to use privacy settings and reporting tools

Check the privacy settings on any online accounts your child has, like Facebook, Instagram and Game consoles etc
Remind them to keep their personal information private.
Talk to your child about what to do if they see content or are contacted by someone that worries or upsets them.  Make sure they know how to use tools to report abuse.

5. Use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content

Internet Service Providers (ISPs), such as Sky, Virgin or BT, provide controls to help you filter or restrict content.
Laptops, smartphones, tablets, game consoles and other devices that connect to the internet, have settings to activate parental controls.
If you are unsure how to change these filters and parental controls, go onto YouTube and type your provider in the search bar, it will come up with some easy to follow videos.

Example: “Sky Parental Controls”

Junior Safety Officers (Online Safety Officers)

The school's Junior Safety Officers are undertaking E-safety training to be Online Safety Ambassadors.  They will be leading sessions for children on how to be safe online.  This compliments the work of our staff trained as KidSafe facilitators.

Reporting Strategies

Throughout the academic year, students are informed of a wide range of ‘Online Safety Reporting Strategies’ during assemblies, PSHE & E-Safety lessons. Just to reiterate to parents and carers they are as follows:

Speak to their teacher, Pastoral and Safeguarding Manager - Mrs Brown or Miss Fleming the Asst Headteacher or any other member of staff they feel comfortable telling.
Go to the "Junior Safety Officer” available at lunchtime.

Click the Tootoot Anti-Cyberbullying logo on the front home page of this website to send a message to Mrs Brown.

If there is an incident that occurs during the holidays we recommend using the CEOP website. If you onto this website, on every page there is a red “Report Abuse” button. If you click this button, you can report an incident to a Child Exploitation and Online Protection officer. This system is monitored continuously.

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School Chapel Choir Enters National Competition

We are delighted to announce that our auditioned Chapel Choir are competing against other schools for the BBC Songs of Praise School Choir Competition.

We are confident our children will very well.

They have submitted the following two songs as their entries...

Teach me to dance mp3 TBC

The Lord's My Shepherd mp3 TBC

 

 

Teaching Reading reading

The Teaching of Reading (incl. approach to phonics, KS1 & KS2 reading strategies)

Sept 2016

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In partnership with parents we encourage all children to learn to read as quickly as possible. We have a clear focus on the use of phonics and also understanding of the text – comprehension.

We use Letters and Sounds as a key strategy for early phonics development as well as resources that are designed and recommended by our own highly trained Every Child a Reader teachers.

Whilst the school uses a range of reading materials and schemes, the key schemes used are Bug Club and Oxford Reading Tree, which also supports our Achievement Mentoring assessment.

 

At St. Margaret’s Church of England Primary School our aim is for the children to:

  • Become enthusiastic, competent readers who can read with fluency, accuracy and understanding.

  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of literature.

  • Develop research skills using non-fiction texts.

  • Be able to use a full range of reading strategies e.g. phonics, word recognition, graphic knowledge, picture and context clues.

  • Have an interest in books, read for enjoyment and provide them with a wealth of texts and story patterns for their own writing.

  • Develop the skill of silent reading.

  • Develop imagination and critical awareness through reading experiences of the best examples of traditional and modern literature.

  • Become proficient in the use of more advanced reading skills such as inference and deduction.

  • Have experience of group, shared and individual reading.

     

    Our aims are achieved through:

  • Meeting the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. Teacher’s planning ensures coverage of the objectives through various high quality texts.

  • Individual, group (guided and Reciprocal Reading) and whole class reading (Shared Reading) during daily English lessons and across the whole curriculum.

  • Comprehension skills being formally taught so that strategies are in place to enable the children to develop and use higher order skills such as inference, deduction and criticism of texts.

  • Daily phonic sessions in line with Letters and Sounds, using a programme developed by Achievement Mentoring, which is used within Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2 as necessary for the progress of individual children.

  • Each child taking part in weekly Reciprocal Reading sessions led by the class teacher or teaching assistant under the guidance of the class teacher.

  • Individual children being heard read weekly by the class teacher or teaching assistant as necessary.

  • Children whose progress in reading is a cause for concern being targeted by reading with an adult daily and/ or participating in Intervention Programmes such as ECaR, Switch On or Reading and Inference Training.

  • Regular reading at home monitored by class teacher. Student planners being used by parents in conjunction with class teachers to ensure communication between home and school. In Foundation Stage children take home 3 books at a time – a home reader, the book they read in Guided Reading that week and a book from the library.

  • Children’s Student Planners being monitored weekly.

  • The use of a reading reward system through our whole school St Margaret’s Reading Competition whereby children who read for 40, 60 and 80 times per term receive a bronze, silver and then gold certificate and badge.

  • Every child accessing the ‘Active Learn’ website (both at home and in school), which is designed to develop children’s reading through fun and engaging online games and activities.

  • Use of reading targets to enable children to work towards improving their own reading to the next stage for development.

  • Regular class story sessions at FS, KS1 and KS2 used to share short stories or a class novel.

  • The study of a different author every term (Author Focus).

  • Younger children reading with a more experienced partner (Reading Buddies from Year 6).

  • Visits to the school and local library.

  • The promotion of reading through the Learning Environment, annual Book Week, author/ poet visits, during annual Meet the Teacher sessions, new intake meetings and parents sessions in FS and KS1.

  • The opening of our KS1 Library, KS2 Library and Learning Resource Area to children and parents after school to choose books and resources around areas of interest.

  • The use of parents as Big Reading Champions to hear children read individually.

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READING CLUB

Junior Reading Club - Tuesdays 3.20pm

Everyone welcome from Year 3 – 6

Please get a letter from inside the library, your class teacher or from the school office. 

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NEW OPENING TIMES FOR INFANT LIBRARY

We are opening the Infant Library

(in School Atrium) on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school to enable parents and children to come share and change books.

Please bring your child’s Students Planner with you which has a barcode to scan the books onto your child’s account.

 

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NEW OPENING TIMES FOR JUNIOR LIBRARY & NON-FICTION LEARNING RESOURCE AREA

We are opening the Junior Libraries on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school to enable parents and children to come share and change books.

Please bring your child’s Students Planner with you which has a barcode to scan the books onto your child’s account.

Is your child on track for the new end of term Reading Awards?

Every read at home counts…….sign Student Planners

Bronze – 40 times (same as approx. 3 times every week), Silver – 60 times (same as approx. 5 times every week),

Gold – 80 times (same as approx. 7 times every week)

 

BIG READ WEDNESDAYS

Calling all parents & grandparents to be Big Read Champions.Please come in on Wednesdays 2.50-3.15pm, to the area outside Year 1 near the main entrance, and help your child’s school by sharing a book with a child.

 

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St Margaret's delivers its school curriculum, which includes the National Curriculum, through subject specific and thematic approaches.  We call it our THRIVE CURRICULUM. We have assessed our curriculum against the NCSL's Hallmarks of an Outstanding Curriculum: SELF-ASSESSMENT

The school's THRIVE CURRICULUM delivers our school's Ethos and Aims.  The SMCEPS Curriculum Model shows this:

Curriculum Model

The school has a long term plan of its Thrive Curriculum. The foundation subjects and application of maths and English are delivered primary through thematics approach using the following headings:

themechart

It is personalised to our local context.

Our Curriculum is as ambitious as the National Curriculum.  The National Curriculum can ve viewed here: NATIONAL CURRICULUM (in pdf format).  

Our School Curriculum ensures that there is a sequenced progressional gaining of knowledge in Vocabulary', 'People, Places and Events', 'Concepts' and 'Procedures'.  These are shown in our teacher designed KNOWLEDGE BOARDS (pdf format). The coverage of the National Curriculum within our broader, richer and deeper personalised School Curriculum can also be viewed in these documents.

Click on the year group pages for celebrating the work our children undertake and how future learning is planned through our Thrive Curriculum Units.  The documents are in MS Word.

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Y1

Y2

Y3 Y4

Y5

Y6

Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum our school delivers to our children by contacting Mrs McGuiness (Enquiries and Admissions Secretary) via the school office who will direct you through to either your child's classteacher, a subject leader or a senior leader depending upon the nature of your query.

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More Information?

Are you a parent or a member of the public who would like to know more about the curriculum we have designed and follow?

Please look at the curriculum planners from the links in this section and/or on each year group section under 'Learning'.

If you have a specific question about our curriculum such as how we deliver our national curriculum subjects such as Information Technology, our Section 44 subjects e.g. Religious Education or other statutory curriculum requirements such as Sex and Relationships Education please contact your child's classteacher in the first instance or the Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher via the school office..

Enrich Days

During the year our curriculum teams arrange a number of Enrich Days.

These support work that is already planned within the curriculum.

This year we are planning days that focus upon:

- Inter-cultural Awareness Day (Curriculum Innovation Team)

- Hopes and Dreams (Our Future and Careers Day)

- E-safety and mobile technology (Science & Technology Team)

- Justice in Our World Day (Curriculum Innovation Team)

- Multi-faith Day (RE & Collective Worship Team)

Learn Online

In response to the Coronavirus we are developing online materials for your children to access so that they can continue with their learning.

We have a key range of software below that is our core curriculum support using IT.  The resources available to them will depend upon which year group your child is in. 

We are also developing access and materials in event of large scale closure though Google Classroom for Year 1 - Year 6.  In this event your child will be given access with a St Margaret's email address and password.  See below for registraton information.

The chart below shows you which programmes are suitable for your child, depending on which year group they are currently in.  Further down the page and also on the quick links menu on right are the website addresses for each of the packages.

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REGISTERING YOUR CHILD FOR GOOGLE CLASSROOM

Every child has been registered for the online learning according to the year groups above.  All children from Year 1 to Year 6 have access to Google Classroom.

Year 1 parents please follow the information available to see how your child can have access: HERE FOR MS WORD VERSION or HERE FOR PDF VERSION.

Year 2 to Year 6 parents please use the Year 1 information above, however there is no 'dot' in your username address.  Most children were given access when they left school on 20 March or have been provided it since then.  If you are still needing help with access please contact our admin 'agents' on our MyLiveChat facility on the school website. 

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PHONICS BOOKLETS FOR LEARNING AT HOME

Phase 1 Phonics Booklet (for Nursery children)

Phase 2 Phonics Booklet (for Reception children)

Phase 3 Phonics Booklet (for Reception children, spring term, Year 1 revision)

Phase 4 Phonics Booklet (for Reception children, summer term, Year 1 revision)

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Reading, maths, IT and curriculum software

  RP Logo  bug clubCopy  pmash  ttrockstars 

 rmeasi     Numbots   Google Classroom  Mathswatch  Spellingframe   HTB  SPAG

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Good Mental Health & Wellbeing

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NO BULLY ZONE WITH TOOTOOT - Use this to report an issue of bullying.  Our response will be robust and sensitive with the involvement of our Pastoral, Families and Safeguarding Manager.

'TELL SOMEONE' WITH TOOTOOT - an online tool to report an issue you are feeling.  It may be a 'yucky feeling' that you have learned about in Kidsafe lessons or just a friendship issue.  If you are being bullied you really must tell someone - why not use Tootoot!.  Mrs Brown gets your message first.

CHILDLINE - to talk to someone outside the school about something you are really worried about.  Please do contact the school if you have a concern as we are in a position to be able to help you too!

JUNIOR LIBRARIAN- browse our library for exciting new reads and reserve them with our librarians and Reading Council

READING PLUS -individualised reading programme that improves your reading speed, accuracy and understanding

BUG CLUB - engage with the book you are reading by completing book reviews or quizes or alternatively read an e-book on your tablet.

RM EASIMATHS -polish up your skills using this personalised mathematics programme.  It will advance at the speed you are learning!

MANGAHIGH - online maths challenges for older pupils in Year 5 and 6 who want to beat the system or want to compete with another school!

Moonmaths - https://www.primaryinteractive.co.uk/online/moonmaths.swf

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Year group page links below:

  YR Y1 Y2
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Enrichment

The enrichment of the curriculum is every classteachers responsiblty, however the school has a number of specific enrichment days throughout the year.  These are supported through the school leadership team.

Please see our Twitter and Facebook page for photos of last year's (and this year's) events.  Details for parents of each event is published in our school weekly newsletter.

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2017 - 2018 ST MARGARET’S ENRICHMENT DAYS

14 September 2017 - Kenyan visitors from Thika Diocese

8 - 20 October 2017- BOLD Careers & Aspirations Week

17 November 2017 - BBC Children in Need Day

13 - 17 November 2017 - Anti-bullying Week 'All Different, All Equal': Encourages schools to tackle bullying and make schools safer learning environments. The theme will be around school and community and will provide scope to explore safer routes to and from school, community cohesion, engaging parents/carers in school life, cyberbullying, and extended school provision.

25 - 3 December 2017 - National Tree Week : A major countrywide festival founded to mark the start of the planting season and celebrate trees and woods. It includes tree planting and other events, such as tree dressing, talks and story telling.

16 February 2018 - Chinese New Year
This is the first day in the Year of the Dog
The traditional Chinese lunar year begins at sunset on the day of the second New Moon following the winter solstice. Chinese New Year celebrations last two weeks and end with Teng Chieh.

27 January - 3 February - National Storytelling Week
An annual event which aims to raise awareness of this ancient form of entertainment. Over 350 nationwide storytelling events and performances were organised this year for National Storytelling Week in Theatres, Book Shops, Libraries, Schools, Museums, Arts Centres, Storytelling Clubs, Retirement Homes

6 February 2018 - E Safety / Safer Internet Day: Safer Internet Day takes place each year in February to promote safer and more responsible us of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world

13 February - Shrove Tuesday : Christian celebration day on the eve of Ash Wednesday, which begins Lent, a time of fasting and devotions. Pancakes are often served.

27 February - 11 March - Fairtrade Fortnight : A good oportunity to encourage students to think about where their food comes from and how they can help people in poorer countries.

1 March 2018 - World Book Day

2 March 2018 - World Day of Prayer

7 March 2018 - World Maths Day: World Maths Day takes place on the first Wednesday in March. Students from across the globe unite in a celebration of numbers over the internet. The event aims to lift numeracy standards in a fun and meaningful way.

9 - 18 March 2018 - National Science and Engineering Week : National Science Week takes place every March. This year is has a new name. It is an opportunity for people of all ages to take part in science, engineering and technology activities

12 March 2018 - Commonwealth Day: Commonwealth Day is an annual event during which all the fifty-four member countries of the Commonwealth celebrate their links with one another. Commonwealth Day is held on the second Monday in March, and the day is celebrated around the world, from the Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty The Queen, who issues a special message, through Commonwealth Prime Ministers and Presidents to the citizens of the Commonwealth, particularly school children.

20 March 2018 - World Storytelling Day

21 March 2018 - World Forestry Day

1 - 8 April- Christ is Risen! (Holy Week)

23 April 2018 - St George's Day  (England's Patron Saint and National Day)
Christian remembrance of a person who, in the 4th century, was a martyr and became an ideal of martial valour and selflessness. Legend of killing a dragon is connected with this patron saint of England.

15 - 21 May 2018 - Christian Aid Week : Christian Aid Week is an annual door-to-door fundraising drive by the charity Christian Aid. Christian Aid works with 700 local organisations across 50 developing countries. Working with poor communities, it trains people to deal with the effects of climate change and prepares them for the threat of natural disasters.

15 - 22 May 2018 - British Sandwich Week!

8 June 2018 - Royalty & British Values (Queen's Birthday)

29 June 2018 School Spirituality & Values Day

Wk 6 July 2018 School Enterprise Week / Nairobi Baby Rescue Centre Fundraiser

6 July 2018 - Children's Art Day : Children's Art Day is held across the country. It is an opportunity for children to sample and enjoy the wide range of visual arts.

12 & 13 July 2018 - School Diversity Days