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  • Rugby Free Primary School

    Writing The teaching of English at Rugby Free Primary school is geared towards enabling each pupil to develop their learning by aspiring to be the best they can possibly be, achieve their goals and then challenging themselves even further. Back to Subjects our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 The English curriculum aims to develop language skills in four different areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The school’s aim is that each child should achieve the highest level of performance which he or she is capable of in every aspect of English. We believe in helping engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. At Rugby Free Primary School, we aim to inspire and empower our pupils by providing a language-rich environment that promotes a culture of communication, reading and writing and enables the development of skills through a range of creative and engaging approaches. ​ We aim to teach children the craft of writing, in order to develop in them the confidence and skills to write well for a range of purposes and audiences. The specific teaching of grammar and writing composition are embedded throughout our English curriculum and taught in a systematic way, ensuring regular opportunities to practice, apply and revisit skills so that our children are able to master these. We use “No Nonsense Spelling” and the Nelson Handwriting Scheme in order to teach spellings and handwriting consistently and systematically across school. We recognise that literacy skills should be regularly applied in every subject area and that, where appropriate, English teaching should be linked to work in other areas of the curriculum, especially our topic learning. This allows for further application of skills and reinforcement of learning within a contextual setting. ​ We use assessment for learning effectively in order to identify gaps in learning for specific pupils and then plan teaching to target and address these. We strive to ensure that no pupil falls behind, and when this does occur, a range of supportive measures and interventions are put into place as soon as possible in order to meet the needs of that learner, ensuring that the impact of these are closely monitored.

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    Year 6 Coming soon! In the academic year 2021 – 2022 we will have our first ever Year Six cohort. We will be updating this page with new information in the forthcoming months. Back to Year Groups our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 Experience is the teacher of all things. Julius Caesar

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    COVID-19 Catch Up Premium Children and young people across the country have experienced unprecedented disruption to their education as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19). Those from the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds will be among those hardest hit. Back to Key Information our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 The government has announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up. This includes a one-off universal £650 million catch-up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time. One day you will see just how brave you have been. Charlie Macksey Our allocation has been calculated on a per pupil basis, providing us with a total of £80 for each pupil. For the academic year 2020-2021 Rugby Free Primary School will receive £28,800 catch up premium funding. Covid-19 Catch Up Premium

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    Top 100 Reads At Rugby Free School, we are PASSIONATE about reading. We want our school to be a place where children are read to, enjoy, discuss and work with high quality books. These ‘essential reads’ would be a store of classics, creating a living library inside a child’s mind. Our aim is to instil in our children a love of reading. We want them to appreciate the MAGIC of a good book and build up a foundation of quality literature as they progress through our school. We have used the Pie Corbett Reading Spine, along with other additions which we felt were pertinent for our pupils, to create the “RFPS Top 100 Reads.” Back to Children Pie Corbett says... our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book. Great books build the imagination. The more we read aloud expressively, and the more children are able to savour, discuss and reinterpret literature through the arts, the more memorable the characters, places and events become, building an inner world. A child who is read to will have an inner kingdom of unicorns, talking spiders and a knife that cuts into other worlds. The mind is like a ‘tardis’; it may seem small but inside there are many mansions. Each great book develops the imagination and equips the reader with language. ​ Great stories speak to us as individuals and some children will return to certain books again and again. Great stories also build our language because around 75 per cent of our vocabulary comes from our reading. Reading develops the ability to think in the abstract; to follow lines of thought. Schools that have a reading spine, build a common bank of stories that bind the community together. These are shared and deeply imagined common experiences.

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    Reception At Rugby Free Primary School, the pupils are introduced to our school values which we believe support the development of each child’s personal, social and emotional development. Back to Year Groups our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 We provide children with opportunities for child initiated play by creating an environment that enables children to learn independently and collaboratively with their peers. Experience is the teacher of all things. Julius Caesar In planning and guiding children’s activities, we reflect on the different ways that children learn and put these into our practise so that all children can showcase their learning in a happy environment. We have designed our EYFS curriculum through the use of broad and balanced topics which we believe promote awe, wonder and enthusiasm for our pupils. We plan for memorable experiences which builds curiosity for learning. Topics have been chosen to follow children’s interests and promote a love for learning. Staff assess children using Development Matters as it ensures we can track progression and have continuity from nursery settings to our EYFS setting. By using Development Matters, we can ensure pupil’s knowledge and skills are progressing no matter their starting point. The Development Matters Framework consists of 3 Prime Areas (Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development) and 4 Specific Areas (Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts & Design). At the end of the Reception year, each child is assessed against the Early Learning Goals. If meeting the Early Learning Goals they will have reached a ‘Good Level of Development’. In addition, we believe relationships with Parents and Carers are crucial in ensuring we have a well-rounded picture of the child. Therefore, we work in close partnership with Parents and Carers to ensure consistency in approach and expectation between home and school. ​ Below you will find curriculum letters and knowledge organisers which outline what your child will learn each half term. It also outlines what a typical day looks like for our Reception children and contact information for your child’s class teacher. You will also find a long term plan which outlines which topics your child will be learning about throughout the course of their academic year. ​ Reception Long Term Plan 2021

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    Other Partnerships our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 I know that each day my child will be loved, respected and challenged to try their very best. Educaterers are our schools meal provider. They use locally sourced ingredients including fresh fruit and vegetables, organic milk, free range eggs, yoghurt’s and meats that come from Warwickshire and neighbouring counties. ​ The high quality of their ingredients means that all their meat is British Farm Assured and comes from farms with high standards of animal welfare. Their minced beef, meat grills and pork meatballs are all organic and they use fully sustainable and traceable whole fish fillet products. ​ To read more about Educaterers, please click on the link to be taken to their website. Rugby Free Primary School work in partnership with Warwickshire Music to support the music curriculum and wider aspirations for all students and school enrichment. Music can stimulate and challenge all children and give them a real sense of achievement, it can also help create a powerful community bond across the whole school. We currently use Game On to provide our before and after school provision. They are able to offer a Breakfast and After School club at Rugby Free Primary School to ensure that we can offer wrap-around care for your child from 7:45am until 6:00pm. ​ Arrangements are extremely flexible, can be tailored to suit your family needs and adjusted should your situation change (within reason). ​ Children are able to engage in a variety of activities, whilst being looked after by well trained and caring staff. ​ Please contact the school office for more information and to book your child a place. ​ In addition to the above, Game On also support during lunchtimes and provide PE lessons in an afternoon.

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    Online Safety E-Safety is the way we keep safe whilst online, being kind and helping make the internet a better place. Back to Children our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 The internet is an amazing place where we can find out information, play games and communicate with our friends and family- it is really important we stay safe whilst doing so. Safety doesn't happen by accident. What do we do at school? Every year we learn about different aspects of e-safety and participate in national safer internet day in February. We will learn about cyberbullying, personal information, and how to get help if you’re worried, among many other things. Ask your teacher what you’re going to learn about! Why is it important? We use technology more and more from gaming and video chatting to text messaging and completing homework. It is vital we all learn how to be safe and enjoy our time spent online. Research shows that each year some children don’t always feel safe online and are unsure what to do. It is our job along with parents to help teach everyone how to keep safe. Think: - are you old enough to access that game/website? Check the age ratings - does your parent know what you are doing? Always share your activity with them. - If you feel worried always tell a trusted adult. This could be someone at home or school or both! Parents The best advice for any parent is to know what your child’s activity online is and to be able to talk about it with them. Start the conversation, ask your child what their favourite things to do are. Click on the attachment for some useful tips and further links. useful websites for more information https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/4_7/ https://www.internetmatters.org/ https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/keeping-child-safe/cyber-safety/1 Internet Matters 0-5 year olds Internet Matters 6-10 year olds Internet Matters 11-13 year olds ESafety Advice

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    Family Support Information At Rugby Free Primary School, we believe that happy children learn best and that supporting the wellbeing of children and families is a crucial part of what we do. Back to Parents our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 We have a dedicated Family and Children’s Support Worker which enables us to work with children and families when issues arise. This could be as simple as a misunderstanding with friends or could be a more complex issue such as a bereavement or change in family circumstances. It may be that support is needed for a short while or it may be a longer process. Every family fits together differently. We can offer suggestions and advice for individuals and families on behaviour management, boundaries and routines, healthy eating, e-safety and school attendance along with many other concerns which may arise. We can support families who are going through difficult times including: relationship breakdown, bereavement, mental wellbeing and financial hardship. As well as offering in-school support, we can also refer and signpost to other services available for children and families in Warwickshire. ​ If you need to contact our Family and Children’s Support Worker to discuss any concerns you may have, need advice accessing further support or if you simply want to come in and have an informal chat over a cuppa, please contact Mrs Vural directly on clair.vural@rugbyfreeprimary.co.uk or leave a message with the school office. Useful websites: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/children-families https://parents.actionforchildren.org.uk/ https://www.compass-uk.org/services/warwickshire-school-health-wellbeing-service/ https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

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    Learning Links our core values kindness red endeavour tint our core values 1/18 Learn continually. There's always 'one more thing' to learn! Steve Jobs Please find a collection of useful websites for continuing the learning at home: Maths ​ www.topmarks.co.uk www.mathframe.co.uk www.ttrockstars.com English ​ www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ www.spellingframe.co.uk www.spellingshed.com Topic/Science ​ www.dkfindout.co.uk www.historyforkids.net/ www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize www.natgeokids.com/uk/ www.brainpop.com/ www.youtube.com/user/scishowkids www.ducksters.com/