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Headteacher: Robin Goodier
Deputy Head: Debbie North
Chair of Governors: Darren Aldrich
Holt Farm Infants receiving the School of the Year award from Active Essex
(Steve O’Connell Photography)
(Graded "Good" by OFSTED January 2013)
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Holt Farm Infant School is Active Rochford's
School of the Year 2015!
On Thursday 12th November we attended the Castlepoint and Rochford Sports awards at the Mill Hall Rayleigh, we had been shortlisted as finalists along with FitzWimarc School and Westerings Primary Academy for the School of the Year award.
We are delighted to announce that we won the award due to the outstanding work we do to link with local sports clubs and coaches, the way we support our teachers delivering PE lessons, our range of after school sports clubs and our unique showcase sports day. Thank you to Sarah Robinson, our PE Co-ordinator for her outstanding commitment to PE in our school without which we would not have been nominated for this award.
As school of the year we won £100, this will go towards a shed for all our PE equipment to make it more easily accessible. We were also presented with two rather nice trophies!
Thank you to those who supported our nomination; it is wonderful that our work has been acknowledged. See the photos in our PE GALLERY.
Holt Farm Infant School caters for children aged from 4-7 years, there are currently 241 children on roll in 9 classes; three classes in each year group. 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 have been fund-raising to further develop our ICT suite and in the summer term we purchased 30 tablet computers for the children to use.
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 we 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.