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At Four Swannes Primary School we are dedicated investors in children. We provide a variety of opportunities that facilitate learning and enable children to be the best that they can be. We encourage, support and motivate every individual child on their learning journey throughout their school life.
For all school admissions enquiries please ring Herts County (details on our "Contact Us" page). Should you need to speak to a senior member of staff please ring the school's telephone number and ask to speak to Mrs P.A.Douglas, Deputy Head
School Office Hours
Plase be aware that the School Office telephone will be manned between the hourse of 8.00a.m and 4p.m. Monday to Friday term time only.
School day time table
The school day starts with children coming into school at 8.45 a.m. and registration by 8.50. a.m. Formal lessons start at 9.10 a.m. with assembly Monday - Friday at 10.20 a.m. Assembly on Friday, if it is a class assembly, will be at 9.10. a.m. Lunch is from 12.00 to 1.00 p.m. with school finishing at 3.15 p.m. Our school is a one level building with wheelchair access and wheelchair accessable toilets.
After school clubs
Four Swannes runs many after school clubs which change throughout the year. We also have Chexs coming to the school to run parent and child clubs Please read the many newsletters sent home with your child to see which clubs your child would like to attend. Also, you can enquire at the School Office, staff will be ony too happy to help. Four Swannes also run a football team and an athletic team and a school choir, there is great competition for these clubs, so applications must be in early to endeavour to avoid disappointment.
Should you wish to lodge a complaint, please arrange an appointment to speak to a member of staff with the office if possible. Teaching staff are not always available during the day, but an appointment before school or after school is advisable. The Deputy Head will always try to see you should the Class Teacher not be available or you have an urgent problem which needs discussion.
Snow and bad weather
In the event of bad weather or that the school should have need to close for a period of time unexpectedly, the parents will be notified by the school Texting message system. It is therefore paramount that you keep the office staff informed of your uptodate telephone number and change of address.
Four Swannes Aims, Values and Ethos
- To create a happy safe and caring environment where everyone feels supported and valued.
- To provide breadth and balance within the framework of the Early Learning Goals and the National Curriculum.
- To monitor and encourage through differentiation, the full development of each child's individual capabilities and to provide the highest academic standards possible.
- To encourage high standards of behaviour and compliance with the school rules for the happiness, health and safety of everyone.
- To develop each child's self-esteem and build their confidence enabling them to make decisions and take on responsibilities.
- To develop sensitivity towards others and to provide opportunities for working co-operatively in a wide range of settings and experiences.
- To establish and maintain links with the local community and encourage the full involvement of Parents, Pupils and Governors in the life of the school.
- We believe that these aims will provide the opportunity for our pupils to take their place as valued members of society
Year 5 and Year 6 had a wonderful four days at Kingswood Overstrand in June. They participated in many activities such as quadbiking, fencing, archery, high ropes and visited the beach to do lovely fun things that all children love to do. The weather could not have been better and the children all enjoyed themselves at the disco on the last evening.
Dates for your diary
Y6 road safety training -23rd September
Harvest Festival - 25th September - All welcome
McMillan coffee morning - 25th September - All welcome
Parents consultation evenings - 19th/20th October
Everybody write day (theme Myths and legends) children dress up - 6th November
Hula-hoop every monday 3.30-4.30 starting - 9th November
Fitness session for Y5 1.30-2.30 for 4 weeks starting- 12th November
Handwriting workshop for parents of Ys1 and 2 in the school hall 9. - 9.30 - Please just come. - 12th November
Book fair in hall after school - 3rd December
Willow workshop with Y6 - 4th December
"Tales from the shed" Work shop theatre YN/YR - 7th November
Y5/Y6 Chickenshed trip - 7th November
Christmas craft 3.30-5.30 - 9th December
Nativity Y1/2/3 All welcome- 10th December
Christingle, 2.00p.m. at Holy Trinity Church All welcome - 17th December
Carol Concert- All welcome - 18th December
Forth coming parent workshops
Starting Thursday 8th October we will be have C.V. training in our ICT suite for parents who wish to start work and need to have their C.Vs updated. The course will last for three weeks (finishing on Thursday 22nd November) from 1p.m to 3p.m. Just come along and join in.
"Learn English" lessons again for parents. These are runn weekly every Monday afternoon starting a 1.00. All welcome
November 12th in school hall will be a handwriting work shop for parents of Ys 1 and 2 from 9 - 9.30. All welcome
Reading work shop for KS1 parents - Strategies on how to read with your children - 3rd and 10th December 2015 - 9 a.m - 9.30 a.m. in school hall