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What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

 

National Curriculum
From September 2014, Warrender School has been teaching to the new National Curriculum. If you would like to find out more information about the curriculum our school is following please call in to, or phone the school office.

Class Communication - General Guidance
  • Please make sure your child brings his/her blue book bag to school every day - all letters, reading books, homework, etc., will be put in this bag.
  • Please make sure you check the blue bag every day - this ensures that you receive communications from school as soon as possible.
  • In the foundation and infant classes, teachers check the bags each day to make sure they receive anything you send in.
  • In the junior classes we develop children's independence by making them responsible for their own blue bag: they must make sure they hand in homework, letters from you, etc., as soon as they bring them to school. If you find your child is not doing this, please remind him or her to do so. Naturally, some children need more reminders than others - please be firm and make sure your child understands the importance of handing letters in immediately.
How to support your child

Nursery
  • Practise sounds regularly, playing sound games e.g. I Spy, finding words that rhyme, sounds on labels and in names.
  • Read and talk about stories e.g. discussing the characters and about what happens in the story.  Encourage the children to identify different colours, shapes within the book.
  • Counting on and sorting activities and games, counting out objects e.g. setting the table.
  • Role play shopping and giving change.
  • Provide opportunities to experience different sounds from instruments or things found around the home (making shakers from empty drink bottles),
Reception
  • Practising sounds regularly, playing sound games e.g. I Spy, finding words that rhyme, sounds on labels and in names
  • Reading and talking about stories e.g. predicting the events, the characters, suggesting different ways the story could end
  • Counting on activities and games, counting out objects e.g. setting the table
  • Sharing stories and pictures your child does at home
  • Becoming familiar with coins; role-playing shopping and giving change
  • Helping your child with the correct letter and number formation in Homework activities.
Infants and Juniors
  • Encouraging good homework routines - help your child to take responsibility for completing work and returning it on the right day.
  • Regular home reading - listen to your child read as often as possible, making sure s/he completes any set reading tasks for the week and has his/her books in school on the right days.
  • Taking an interest in topics being studied and encouraging further study out of school - using books from  the library, information from the internet, visits to museums and places of interest, etc.
  • Infant children follow the Oxford Reading Tree - Reading Scheme and Letters and Sounds - Phonics Scheme.
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