If you require any information about our school or if you have any concerns you would like to raise please contact us on the numbers above.
Headteacher: Robin Goodier
Deputy Head: Debbie North
Chair of Governors: Richard Iles
(Graded "Good" by OFSTED January 2013)
We hope that parents prospective parents and children will find this website interesting and informative. The pictures above are of the Reception children who joined us last September having a visit from the fire brigade as part of their topic on "People Who Help Us".
Holt Farm Infant School caters for children aged from 4-7 years, there are currently 229 children on roll in 8 classes; three Reception classes and five Year1/Year2 classes. Each class has a dedicated classteacher, teaching assistant and midday assistant. We have a hall which is used for PE, assemblies and lunchtimes. We also have a library area that is stocked with a wide variety of modern books. The classrooms have interactive whiteboards and we have a computer suite with laptops for the children to use for ICT and an interactive whiteboard. We are currently fund-raising to further develop our ICT suite .
Classteachers look after the children's welfare in school and the delivery of the curriculum. Teaching staff work together in each key stage to plan the curriculum. In Reception they follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and in Years 1 and 2 they follow the National Curriculum. Teaching staff work closely together with the Teaching Assistant team and the work is planned to match the needs of all the children. The children work towards their own individual targets, their work is continuously assessed and new targets set.
The children have music every Friday with our music teacher Mrs Wendy Serjeant. They learn to sing a variety of songs and to use percussion instruments. Parents are invited in regularly for assemblies and end of term plays to hear the children sing and perform. The children also take part in the Music Festival when they are able to sing with other local schools. In Year 2 children have the opportunity to learn the recorder.
The children have PE twice a week and during the year will take part in games, gymnastics, dance, swimming, multi-skills, athletics health related PE and outdoor activities.
Our school building is light, airy and spacious with full disabled access. The building is also very secure with key pad access to all exterior doors. All visitors are required to sign in at the office and receive a security pass before entering the building or grounds.
The school is surrounded by gardens and playing fields. We have a sensory garden, walled pond and wild garden area and an allotment where the children learn to grown vegetables. In 2013 we had fundraising to erect a greenhouse for the children to use. Our Sensory Garden received a landscape and heritage award from Rochford Council.
We have a large playground that is colourfully marked out, a large playing field and an enclosed play area for the reception children. We have lots of exciting play equipment for the children to enjoy including a play house, play panels, a witches hat and a jeep. We also have many resources for the children to use for role play.
We share an open air swimming pool with the junior school which the children use for swimming lessons during the summer term.
Non Uniform Day (Sports Wear)
Special Lunch (please send in packed lunch if you have not pre-ordered)
Wrists bands available price £1
Bring a donation for Sports Relief
Lots of fun sporting activities for the children!
On Wednesday, 26th March members of the NUT union are striking in Essex.
The majority of our taching staff belong to the NUT and will be taking action, as is their right.
The Infant School will therefore be closed on this day as there will not be enough teching staff available to open the school. The children will return to school on Thursday, 27th March 2014.
Book early to avoid disappointment. Lots of amazing activities available including
Equestrian Fun Club
Easter Treasure Hunt
Mushroom Theatre Compamy
Coach trips to Ripley's Believe it or not! Kensington Palace and Duxford Museum
Rochford Extended Services run a range of support groups to help parents with a variety of issues. For more information please click below to link to their website.
Further information is on the Letters Home page.