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Jubilee Park Academy's current whole school attendance is 94.5%.  Come on parents and carers we need you to help your children be attendance HERO's (Here Everyday Ready and On Time).


Jubilee Park Academy is a lively, exciting place of learning and has

a growing reputation within the local and educational community.

 

At Jubilee Park we work hard to raise our children's aspirations and also value the individual achievements of each child.

 

 All of our staff are dedicated and are passionate about raising standards and improving the life chances of our children. We value each and every member of our school community, treating each other with respect and encouraging all of our staff and children to 'Reach for the Stars!'

Reach, for
the stars

We believe that this mission statement will manifest itself

through the following school aims:

Our Values



Respect


We will always treat each other with respect.



Tolerance


We will always be patient, caring and understanding.



Trust


We will show others that we are trustworthy.



Teamwork


We will always work collaboratively with others and listen to each other.



Honesty


We will always tell the truth.



Belief & Perserverance


We will always believe in ourselves and others and try our best!

We provide childcare and early education provision for 2-year-olds.

 

 

To check if you can access this for free, you can visit the Government website here.

 

 

This Childcare Choices website also provides guidance on all childcare support for toddlers up to teenagers.

 

 

Please contact the school or visit the school office is you wish to enquire or register your child.

 

You may be able to get up to 30 hours free childcare (1,140 hours per year, which you can choose how you take) if your child is 3 to 4 years old.

 

 

You can check your eligibility and apply through the Government website here.

 

 

A step by step guide has also been produced here, which helps you to register your online portal and confirm your eligibility.

 

 

Please contact the school or visit the school office is you wish to enquire or register your child.

 

Our Aim

 

Our Early Years team aim to provide the highest quality care and education for all our children thereby giving them a strong foundation for their future learning.

 

We create a safe and happy environment, with motivating and enjoyable learning experiences, that enable children to become confident and independent.

 

Children are encouraged to demonstrate our school values towards one another and are taught to value differences amongst their peers. 

 

We nurture the individual child and work alongside parents and others to meet their needs and help every child to reach their full potential.

 

Children are provided with a range of rich, meaningful first-hand experiences in which children explore, think creatively and are active. We aim to develop and foster positive attitudes towards learning, confidence, communication and physical development.

 

 

The Early Years Curriculum (EYFS)

 

Activities are planned in the unit following the Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). This covers seven areas of learning and development, which are made up of three prime areas:

 

*  communication and language

 

*  physical development

 

*  personal, social and emotional development

 

 

These are then strengthened and applied through four key strands:

 

*  literacy

 

*  mathematics

 

*  understanding the world

 

*  expressive arts and design

 

 

Learning and development opportunities are planned around the needs of the individual child and are assessed and reviewed regularly.

 

 

 

Phonics

 

 

Here at Jubilee Park Academy, children learn to read, spell and write, through a lively, fun phonics programme, called ‘Read, Write, Inc.’  This is the systematic teaching of all the common sounds in the English language.  Children are taught to recognise the sounds and to put them together, to sound-blend them, into words for reading.  There are 3 main stages involved in the teaching of RWI Phonics, these are outlined below:

 

 

Stage 1:   Alongside ‘Fred the Frog,’ children learn how to read and write Speed Sounds Set 1, which consists of initial letter sounds and the clusters, th, ch, sh and qu. Children are learnt the pure sounds and not the letter names. Once each group of sounds have been taught, children learn how to blend these together, in order to read and write simple words.

 

Stage 2:   When all of Set 1 sounds have been learnt and children can blend them into words for reading, children complete Red Ditty books, which help them to read and spell simple words more fluently, together with the writing of simple sentences. At the same time, they learn Set 1 Green words, which are words from the Ditty, which children will be able to sound-blend together. They also learn ‘Rotten Red’ words, which are tricky words because they do not sound like they look, for example: said, you, the, of.

 

Stage 3:   When Ditty books have been completed, children move onto the storybooks, containing lively rhyming stories, which the children love to read! Alongside these, children learn Set 2 sounds: ay, ee, igh, ow, oo (spoon) oo (book) followed by Set 3 sounds, which consist of all remaining sounds in the English language.

 

 

Children read the storybooks with their partner and are taught how to read with expression and fluency.  They also learn how to answer simple questions about the text, in order to develop their comprehension skills.

 

 

Children are regularly assessed and are grouped accordingly, which means that all children regardless of their ability, achieve a high level of success becoming confident readers, writers and spellers.

 

 

To help support the phonics taught in school, parents can purchase Speed Sound cards and word cards.  Children will also bring home words to read and spell, each time they start a new Ditty book or storybook.

 

 

 

 

Our Nursery environment

 

We provide a secure, safe and happy environment which ensures that the children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.  We promote a strong partnership between practitioners and parents/carers to support children's experiences and respond to their individual needs.

 

 

Nursery Sessions:

 

Mornings:  8.40am - 11.45am

Afternoons: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Fulltime: 8.40am - 3.30pm (top-up fees are applicable for fulltime places)