School Contact Details
Herne C E Infant & Nursery School, Palmer Close, Herne, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7AH
Please direct all enquiries ro Mrs Beverley Stearn, School Business Manager on Telephone Number 01227 740793
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Reading Scheme at Herne
At Herne we foster a love of reading which ensures children are exposed to a range of reading materials both fiction and non-fiction. The books are organised into colour bands which are levelled according to national curriculum levels.
It is a common sight to see children curled up with a book.
Phonics at Herne
We use a programme called Letters and Sounds. The children are taught a daily phonics lesson and in Years 1 and 2 they are set into ability groups. The session lasts for 30 minutes and is taught from Foundation Stage to Year 2. The children are taught using a teaching sequence as shown below.
Revisit and review
Practise previously learned phonemes and graphemes
Practice oral blending and segmenting
Teach a new grapheme
Teach blending and/or segmentation of phonemes in words
Practise reading and/or spelling with the new phoneme/grapheme
Read or write a caption/sentence using one or more high-frequency words and words containing the new phoneme/grapheme
What is segmenting and blending?
Segmenting consists of breaking words down into separate phonemes for example m-u-g. Segmenting supports children to spell unknown words. This in turn enables them to develop as a writer. Blending consists of building words from their separate phonemes for example mug. Blending supports children when they have to read unknown words.
At Herne we understand that phonics is one method of teaching children to read. In order to have a love of reading children must be immersed in a rich literary environment surrounded by books, words and language.
Every class has a reading corner and our library is organised so that children select and share books independently.
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Values & Ethos
Our view is that education is for life. Following the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum Guidelines we aim to ensure that the children will achieve their full potential. Our aim is to create an environment in which everyone will feel valued, respected, happy and able to contribute to school life. As a Church of England School, we promote close links with the local church, fostering a Christian ethos.
All our policies and practice follow the Christian values of honesty, trust, forgiveness, love and respect.
Within this environment of mutual respect, children, staff and parents will feel safe, secure, confident and happy. The feeling of high self-esteem is encouraged through praise and self-appraisal. The awareness, appreciation and tolerance of others is encouraged. We all need encouragement and praise, some for the smallest of achievements.
We aim to promote a partnership with parents, colleagues, St Martin's church, Local Authority and wider community. We also pride ourselves on establishing and maintaining a global dimension. Our aim is to promote empathy and understanding of our diverse culture.
Visitors are welcomed and given appropriate advice or information. The children's interests, development and well being are uppermost in everyone's minds.
Safeguarding including e-safety is a priority. Rules are therefore implemented to prevent accidents, bullying and any inappropriate behaviour. A quiet word to remind a child of this is all that is needed usually, but occasionally persistent or dangerous behaviour needs stronger methods. This will take the form of sanctions such as removal from a favourite activity, or group or, when necessary, dialogue with the Head. In certain circumstances parents are involved and appropriate strategies agreed.
We aim to create a calm, quiet atmosphere where shouting voices are discouraged.
Moving around school either alone or in large groups should be disciplined and quiet.
We aim to provide equality of provision and learning between races, gender and age. Safe recruitment is understood by all personnel.
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