We would like to welcome you to the Holt Farm Infant School website and hope that you find it interesting and informative.
Our school has a large playground and field with wonderful equipment for the children at playtimes. Our garden areas include planting beds a greenhouse and a sensory garden which was commended for a Heritage Award from Rochford District Council. We have nine well-resourced classrooms and an exciting Learning Garden for the Early Years children.
If you are a parent or carer considering sending your child to Holt Farm Infant School, I would encourage you to explore our website to gain an idea of day-to-day life at our school, our values and our facilities. If you would like to come in and see our school, please contact us to arrange a visit.
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Class teachers look after the children’s welfare in school and the delivery of the curriculum. The teachers plan work to match the needs of the children. In Reception, they follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and in Years 1 and 2 we follow the National Curriculum. The teaching staff works 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 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 children take part in local sporting events, participating with and against other schools. We hold a Sports Day in the summer term.
Our school building is light, airy and spacious with full disabled access. The building is also very secure with keypad 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 grow 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 playhouse, 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.