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11/01/21

Retweeted From Grace Copsey

Last week was the first week back learning from home and continuing this week. I am so impressed with and my sons teacher Mrs Sharp 5S! Her lessons have been brilliant with teaching all the children, really engaging and full of praise! Well done and thank you!

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08/01/21

Retweeted From John Williams

Positive messages from parents re our home learning have been the fillip that we have all needed at the end of a tough week.Staff,parents & children have come together brilliantly - I couldn’t be more proud

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06/01/21

Good morning. The combination of snow and rain has made the school site very slushy. Wrap up warm and stay safe coming in.

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04/01/21

Retweeted From Marden Lodge

There is a problem with Parentmail at the moment. To clarify Marden Lodge will be closed to all children tomorrow. More details about Wednesday 6 January to follow tomorrow .

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04/01/21

Unfortunately, the communication we sent out earlier to parents is not sending on parent mail. Please find a link to the letter here: https://t.co/jKtVwPrkKi

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01/01/21

Retweeted From John Williams

Great opportunity to join our teaching team in 1 of these 4 amazing schools https://t.co/8uQsJC2ro4

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17/12/20

Retweeted From John Williams

A big thank you to all of the families across the Chalklands schools for your support this term in helping us keep everyone safe. Have a happy, peaceful and safe Christmas. 🎄

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17/12/20

We’re feeling festive at Whyteleafe today with a special visit from Santa https://t.co/dvHYsxHrey

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09/11/20

Please click the following link to watch our virtual school tour. https://t.co/KkKMXXBWJl https://t.co/d5QBKaTu7g

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08/11/20

Remembrance Sunday at St Luke’s https://t.co/VuQBVuByo8

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06/11/20

Retweeted From Sharon

your colourful sparkly firework outfits were such fun today! https://t.co/7ZoG8cC97T

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06/11/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

Campfire croissants with year 4, tastes like real croissant! https://t.co/SDRp89MFb6

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27/10/20

Retweeted From John Williams

A reminder that the Westway https://t.co/EuU2V5RNHa are offering a food box to those who are eligible for free school meals. To access this, contact the Westway directly where your request will be dealt with confidentially on 01883347230. They will arrange a drop off to you.

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26/10/20

Retweeted From Emma Louise Skipper

For those who want to donate to this initiative, then you can do so via the Westway website.  The homepage has a “donate” button and accepts all major credit and debit cards.  You can also arrange to drop off donations directly with the centre.   https://t.co/7hYcJJKA0G

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26/10/20

Retweeted From Emma Louise Skipper

From Monday, the Westway Caterham, will be offering a food box to those who are eligible for free school meals. To access this contact the Westway directly where your request will be dealt with confidentially on  01883 347 230.They will arrange a drop off to you.

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23/10/20

Retweeted From Sharon

Wishing everyone a great half term! https://t.co/uQFjY4w9pY

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23/10/20

Retweeted From John Williams

A big thank you to all of the families across the 4 Chalklands schools for their support throughout this challenging half term - it is very much appreciated! Have a great half term

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20/10/20

Retweeted From John Williams

Excellent PD session this evening on the importance of getting the delivery of PD right, with the Chalklands leadership team - led by the inspirational

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08/10/20

Take a look at Year 4’s Gallery of Greatness! Can you see anyone you recognise? https://t.co/Nsp9rrXHSG

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08/10/20

Retweeted From Outdoor Learning

Our first session of forest school with the Nursery children from Rainbow class this morning. We enjoyed the lovely weather, climbing the muddy hill, searching for minibeasts and climbing trees. https://t.co/70D64dRiN1

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

• The Whyteleafe Wheel of learning is embedded in every classroom.

• Whyteleafe Wider Work books in each classroom which reflect the wider curriculum.

• Sapphire gems displayed in every classroom and reflected in the blue ties that are   rewarded during KS1 and KS2 celebration assemblies.

• Weekly assemblies to reflect the Whyteleafe Wheel of learning and promoting British Values.

• Using real life contexts for learning: real vegetables at harvest time, making bread and eating it.

• Themes such as road-safety, anti-bullying, racism, kindness, relationships addressed throughout the year and are incidental when the need arises.

• Learning about the differences between us, our families, abilities, beliefs and celebrations.

 • Valuing everybody equally, celebrating events from a range of different cultures. Visits from family members to share how they celebrate at home.

• Church visits for Christmas and Easter and having an annual Harvest celebration and Christmas celebration at school.

• Celebrating multi-faith festivals and special days through music, art, visits from parents.

• The vicar from St Luke’s Church is a regular visitor to talk to both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in assemblies.

• Pupil leadership/Sports leaders/Digital Leaders being excellent role models in our school

• From Year 2, children can be elected to join the School Council, where they can represent the opinions of their peers to staff, and report back on important developments.

• Charity events and fundraising organised by the school council.

• Talking and learning about the people who are special to them at home and outside their home.

• Classroom environments allow for children to use their imagination and creativity through outdoor/indoor provision including forest school and outdoor area with chickens.

•  Wishing Well room which is timetabled by Thrive practitioner allows for children to have indoor provision to use their imagination and express their emotions in a supportive way.

• Whyteleafe’s class expectations, rewards and sanctions in each classroom. Understanding the difference between right and wrong.

 • Children have a worry monster in every classroom where children are encouraged to put their worries inside and the teacher responds to these (relates to Thrive actions plans)

 • The French exchange will allow for visitors from different cultures to come and talk to the children about their language and join in socially with our children and experience our culture.

• Year 5 & 6 residential trips that encourages taking risks, encouraging motivation and being independent.

•  Links with the local community, rotary ambassadors and also linking with local charities and events.