Plaistow Hill Infant and Nursery School

Plaistow Hill Infant and Primary School

Everyday my daughter is very eager to tell me what she has learnt and is always excited to be going to school

Year 2 Parent

  • "They have an amazing approach to teaching"
  • "My child adores school. The sense of fun and excitement you put into learning and teaching is great!"
  • "It's a welcoming environment where the teachers always make time for me."
  • "The school culture and environment is friendly, approachable and caring."
  • "The school is supportive, dedicated and a happy place to be."
  • "I like the way each child is treated individually."
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School Aims

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Plaistow Hill is a happy, safe and caring environment where everyone is welcomed. We work together to build strong foundations for every child's future steps in life.

We ensure an exciting and creative curriculum by:

  • Using both the indoor and outdoor environment for learning.
  • Starting each topic with an "inspiration" day and finishing it with a "challenge" day in key stage 1.
  • Bringing visitors into school to enhance the children's learning and taking children out on visits as often as possible.
  • Using cross-curricular approaches as widely as possible, including the use of themed days.
  • Taking children's interests and ideas and planning with those in mind.
  • Having a termly focus on a key learning behaviour.
  • Taking part in city wide initiatives e.g. stories in the city, multi skills festival, Lord Mayor's carol service.
  • Making sure the curriculum is very hand's on and practical and takes into account the children's different learning styles.
  • Taking the children on "forest school" type activities.
  • Offering a wide range of extra curricular activities, including at our extended school's provision.
  • Regularly reviewing our curriculum provision.

We learn together and celebrate success by:

  • All EYFS children having an on line "Learning Journey" which is regularly updated. We ask parents to contribute to this by writing their own comments or adding photographs.
  • Celebrating "Star of the Week" in assembly/weekly newsletter.
  • Having a "Star of the Day"/Special Helper within individual classes.
  • Having weekly Handwriting and Quick maths certificates for each class.
  • Children receive stamps/stickers/post cards home.
  • Sharing "special learning" with key adults.
  • Valuing children's learning and displaying it around the school.
  • Encouraging paired and small group work.
  • Regular R time/circle time/SEAL (Social, emotional aspects of learning) sessions.
  • Encouraging the children to share their achievements from out of school activities.
  • Making sure adults continue to be learners too.

We respect each other and the world we live in by:

  • Agreeing and re-visiting class rules with the children.
  • Having consistent expectations around behaviour, for all.
  • Ensuring that everyone has a voice that is listened to.
  • Welcoming all children and adults to the school.
  • Learning about different religions and from various artefacts in RE.
  • Having a focus for SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) on the weekly planning.
  • Using assembly themes to support the children's learning in SMSC.
  • Welcoming visitors from other countries and from different religions.
  • Helping children to learn more about their locality, their city, this country and the world beyond.
  • Each class fundraising for a specific charity.
  • Being an Intermediate International School.
  • Promoting outdoor learning, including forest school.
  • Having a termly focus on key learning behaviour.

We provide a happy and safe learning environment by:

  • Ensuring staff are available to meet with parents at the beginning and end of the day.
  • All staff knowing the children well.
  • Having a trained ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) available to support children
  • Ensuring the PSHE curriculum is consistently and progressively taught.
  • Teaching the children the necessary skills to be able to work safely within their environment.
  • Having playground pals.
  • Ensuring appropriate e-learning/e -safety procedures are in place.
  • Implementing Health and Safety procedures rigorously, including risk assessments.
  • Making sure all adults have received the appropriate training for Child Protection and First Aid
  • Welcoming parents as partners in their children's learning.
  • Encouraging school council representatives to give feedback on the school provision from a child's perspective.
  • Giving out regular questionnaires/feedback to the school community.
  • Providing before and after school care.