At East Ruston we use the National Curriculum enriched with Forest Schools. If you would like any information, plase contact the office.
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A Typical School Day
8:45 Doors open
Early morning activities: reading, writing, computers. The children settle into school, order their lunch and have the opportunity to ease into learning through early morning activities. Children read individually to an adult or to each other. We have a range of colour coded reading books that children take home in their book bags.
9:15 Daily 'Smart Kids' small group phonics lesson
Small ability groups working at different phases of the Letters and Sounds programme. Children learn to blend and segment words to read and to spell. Phase 1 focuses on single letter sounds while phase 4 looks at words using 'ou' or 'ow'
9:45 Rabbits Class
(Year 1 and 2) Literacy lesson and activities including speaking and listening, reading, drama and writing. We follow the National Curriculum.
9:35 Robins Class
(Reception) The children will be working in small groups. Literacy groups making up stories with the help of puppets and role play and maths groups learning about numbers through interactive group activities. Talking about numbers in a practical activity has been shown to improve children's understanding of core mathematical concepts and this impacts on levels of achievement at SAT's in year 2. Groups will be working in Robins class, the hall and outside.
10:45 Playtime and morning snack
We aim to make playtimes a further opportunity for learning through play so provide a range of resources to develop creative thinking, collaborative play, team work and communication skills.
11:00 Rabbits Class
Maths lessons and activities following the National Curriculum and using Numicon resources and ICT.
11:00 Robins Class
Groups change activities so all children have a focused activity session in literacy and maths everyday as well as time for independent play and a story at the end of the morning.
12:00 Lunch and playtime
School lunches are freshly cooked onsite everyday by our own school cook.
1:00 Afternoon activities
At East Ruston Infant School we are keen to promote an active, healthy curriculum where children have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and learn through exciting, challenging experiences. Our aim is to develop children's confidence and abilities in a broad and balanced curriculum.
Art and Forest Schools with Mrs Barry
Mrs Barry is a trained forest schools teacher and the afternoon of activities in the environmental area is the highlight of most children's week. A programme of activities develops children's self-esteem, leadership skills and enables them to handle risk in a safe controlled environment. Please see the display in the corridor or speak to Mrs Barry or the children to find out more.
RE,, PSHE and Ecoding with Mrs Fisher
Our RE curriculum is based on the multicultural religions - Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism - and Chinese New Year. We explore the festivals of the religions and link their beliefs compare and contrasting them with each other and our own. For example, Diwali, Passover, Easter, Christmas, Harvest, Sukkot, Jesus as a phophet, calmness, and music.
Music and PE with Mrs Brooker
Mrs Booker is our PE and Music specialist and she teaches children to a very high standard in both subjects. Children also have sports coaching each week and there is an after school sports club. All children from Year 1 and Year 2 currently have 3 half terms of swimming per year.
At East Ruston Infants, we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as: