Here at Forncett St Peter CEVA Primary, our Curriculum is designed very carefully building up skills over time (progression) and sequenced so that it recaps, makes connections and aids the build up of long term memory over time. We drip feed particular vocabulary in all subjects. This is carefully planned by all coordinators and leaders from Reception to Y6. If your child misses school, they are missing out on learning key skills, facts and consolidation. We have planned for their learning intricately.
We will follow up absences daily if you have not called in.
We will try and support if any child is having emotional issues or needs some extra support to feel equipped to start their school day. We have many skilled professionals within our Federation to help with this. Talk to us. We want your children to be happy every day so that they maximise their potential. We also want them not to miss out on essential learning or miss a lesson that helps them make a connection to another one.
High levels of attendance and punctuality are important if children are to have a happy and successful time at Forncett. There is a proven link between attendance/punctuality and achievement at school. Missing days or arriving late means children fall behind in their academic work and makes it harder to establish and maintain friendships.
Children are expected to attend school on time every day. In the case of illness, parents should contact the school office on the first day that their child is absent from school. Covid has had an impact- let’s work together to ensure that there are no more gaps we need to fill.
Any medical, dental appointments should be made outside of school hours and time off from school must be requested in writing and submitted to the Head Teacher. We have a zero tolerance approach to holidays in school time except under extreme situations.
If you think your child is showing signs of reluctance to come to school please let us know as soon as possible so we can work with you to resolve any issues your child might be having. We have an active follow up procedure in place and letters will be sent to any families who have persistent poor attendance or punctuality, these are important times in your child’s education.
As a general principal, the staff and governors of the school believe that all the children work hard during the day and they should feel that home is a place to play, relax and unwind. However, we also believe that children’s learning at school is most effective when it is supported and reinforced in the home environment. In the recent past, the DFE provided guidelines for schools in the preparation and implementation of a homework policy. These guidelines not only suggested formal timetables and structures for homework for all year groups but also emphasised that ‘homework’ was not just about the formal, timed tasks. It is also argued that homework could be given the widest meaning – so that, for example, when parents and children shared domestic tasks such as cooking, shopping, laying the table etc. this would all support their children’s learning in school. The staff and governors at Forncett share this wide view of homework and we hope that working closely with parents/carers, that we can instill a love of learning for each child who attends our school.
School Opening Hours:
The school gates open to the playground at 8:35am with the children let in to school from 8:45am.
The school day finishes at 3:15pm.
With the current economic situation and increased cost in living, if you need financial support please contact the school office.