School Day

At Stalham Infants we use the National Curriculum.  If you would like any information, please contact the office.

Please click here in order to find out about the National Curriculum.For a simplified version please click here.
Classrooms are open at 8.40 am each morning. Children enter the classroom and can do a variety of morning activities such as reading, drawing or practising their writing. If your child comes to school on a bike it can be pushed through the playground and parked in the bike-shed. Please note that the school cannot accept responsibility for bikes left on school premises.

Mornings

Children have Literacy and Numeracy lessons each day. A typical morning might go as follows:

8.50 - 9.00 - Daily fitness
9.00 - 9.15 - Assembly
9.15 - 10.00 - Maths
10:00 - 10.15 - Fruit (provided by school) and Milk or Water
10:15 - 10:45 - Phonics

10.45 - 11.00 - Playtime
11.00 - 12.00 - English

Lunchtime

12 noon – 1pm

School meals are funded. We receive freshly prepared meals from StalhamAcademy who use only local, good quality produce. Packed lunches can be ordered instead of a hot meal. Vegetarian options are available and if your child has other special dietary requirements please let Mrs Cole know. Please make sure that your child knows what their lunch arrangements are to avoid any confusion.  

Children may bring a packed lunch from home. Please mark the container with your child’s name. All drinks should be in a leak proof bottle. Glass bottles are unacceptable for safety reasons. Please leave your child’s lunch in the rack in the foyer of the school hall. There are no facilities to keep your child’s lunch chilled, so please provide ice packs as necessary.      

The school is committed to encouraging a healthy lifestyle and we do ask parents to encourage their child to eat well and one way is to ensure their lunchboxes contain a healthy balance. In line with the packed lunches provided by StalhamAcademy we ask parents not to include any crisps or chocolate bars. No sweets are allowed in School.

Lunchtime is an hour long, giving the children plenty of time to eat and play.

Mathletics Lunchtime Club - This is a lunchtime club held on Tuesdays. Places have been allocated to a number of specific children in Squirrels and Foxes class who have limited use of a computer at home.

Afternoons

Afternoon school begins at 1.00 pm.In the afternoons children do Topic work. Within this time the children will study History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Music, PE, RE and Science as part of a theme. Your child will need a PE kit 2 days a week. Each class has a notice board which details which days they do PE.

School finishes at 3.00 pm   (Gates will open for parents to wait in the playground at 2.45 pm)

After-School Clubs

The following clubs are available for the children.

Football Club                                                  Monday 3pm-4pm

This is open to 20 children each half term in Foxes & Squirrels class and runs for six weeks. There are still spaces available, to register your child into the club please see Mrs Cole or Mrs Mixer. This club is FREE.

 

 

 

When you arrive to collect your child from an after-school club, please use the iron gates that lead into the school playground rather than the through the Main Office reception area. Thank you. 

 

 

 

BRITISH VALUES 

At East Ruston Infants, we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:

 

  • Democracy

  • Rule of law

  • Individual liability

  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

 

These values are taught through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), and Religious Education (RE) and a range of assemblies throughout the year. We also teach the British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum. Each year we have a whole school enrichment week which focuses on British Values.

 

These values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

 

Democracy

Children develop their understanding of democracy through the process of the School Council. Children experience the process of voting and the responsibility of representing their peers at the Council forum. They also have the opportunity to do the same with the Eco-Committee and their weekly choice of 'Bees Knees' certificate winner. This furthers the children's understanding of democracy and the democratic process.

 

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws and rules, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced. Each class has an agreed set of rules alongside the school rules which are prominently displayed. Children are taught that community cohesion and personal responsibility are secured through rules and laws in our society. Visits from authorities such as the police are a regular part of our calendar and help reinforce this message.

 

Individual Liberty

Children are actively encouraged to make choices at school, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety teaching and PSHE lessons. Pupils are given the freedom to make choices such as signing up for extra-curricular clubs and choosing the level of challenge in some lessons.

 

Mutual Respect

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy are based on core values such as 'respect' and 'responsibility'. Assemblies promote personal qualities and values for life and are central to how we expect everyone to conduct themselves at our school. Mutual respect is fostered in children through the increased use of collaborative learning techniques in class. Children are given the opportunity to work with different members of the class to share views, ideas and opinions. These are used across the curriculum and children demonstrate a mature level of cooperation towards each other.

 

Acceptance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

This is achieved through enhancing pupils' understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices are followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE.