Our Children

A year with our pupils at Wootton Bassett Infants

In September we welcome our new Reception children into school. Our first whole school event is our Harvest Festival, and preparations for our Christmas play begin very soon after. Christmas is a very special time at Wootton Bassett Infants with Christmas parties and (hopefully) a visit from Santa. Finally our Christmas story telling and carol singing around the stable takes place on the school field at night-time.

Spring sees the arrival of incubated eggs in school and the staff and children eagerly await as the chicks hatch out. Throughout the year, we enjoy school trips and also invite visitors into school to enhance the curriculum. This might be a pantomime group, a storyteller, Indian dance groups or African drummers.

The summer term is hopefully a chance for the children to make more use of the outside space with lots of exciting play opportunities involving making dens, and finally to take part in our whole school Sports Day on the school field. The children compete in mixed age group teams with the aim of winning a highly prized medal!

The general behaviour of pupils is of great importance to the running of the school and the well being of the community. Qualities of honesty, kindness and respect are constantly encouraged, whilst politeness and thought for others are regarded as the basis of relationships between pupils and teachers.

Children are expected to be responsive to discipline and observe schools rules, and parents are consulted at an early stage if a pupil’s behaviour causes concern. Our Exclusion Policy can be found here: Exclusion Policy March 2012