"Colyton Kids Are C.H.A.M.P.S"
Colyton is proud to have been on a structured literacy journey for many years and are excited about the progress and growth of our students. With BOT support and charitable grants, we are a very well resourced school and our staff are skilled structured literacy practitioners. We follow the LLLL scope and sequence, and make use of multiple supporting resources, including the Code, Heggerty and Agility for Sound packs.
We appreciate parent support with readers sent home, with searching for items for alphabet news and for discussing the patterns or rules with spelling words sent home. We aim to build a love of literacy in our students and encourage you to continue reading at home with your children.
While there isn't any formal Numeracy Homework, there are many things that you can do at home to help your child. Such as:
counting forwards and backwards to 100...
read and write numbers to 10/20/100
saying before, after and in-between numbers
ordering numbers from smallest to biggest/biggest to smallest
solving simple addition problems e.g. "I had 2 apples to make an apple pie for dessert but I needed some more so I went to the supermarket and bought 5 more apples. How many apples did I have altogether?"
separating sets to solve simple subtraction problems e.g. "If I bought 8 hair ties and I lost 4, how many hair ties would I have left?"
count objects around the home, in the car, in the supermarket
read numbers on letter boxes
play some of the Maths games through Room2 's maths page
Enrichment Programmes and Experiences
We operate Extension groups for pupils with identified abilities in various curriculum areas. Extension groups include academic and sporting groups, Information Technology, the Arts, Dance groups, etc.
We have a well-equipped computerised library which classes are able to use regularly. We encourage all children to take out books regularly. Please help us to look after our collection by providing children with a plastic bag for carrying books and by ensuring they take good care of books they have on loan. Books are issued weekly and should be returned promptly.
Children are offered Champions on a Wednesday during terms 2-3. This is an opt in programme.
Building relationships, a sense of care and responsibility between our older and younger students is an essential part of who we are at Colyton School. All students have a 'care buddy', who partners during house events and activities within the school.