ADMISSIONS - RECEPTION CLASS 2021
If your child is due to start primary school in September 2021, you'll need to apply for a place between 1 September 2020 and 15 January 2021. All schools in Royal Greenwich have a single point of entry for reception and admit children in September. Please visit the Royal Greenwich website for further details and an online application form at royalgreenwich.gov.uk/admissions
Please click here to view the the Royal Greenwich Primary School Admissions Booklet.
Prospective parents are more than welcome to tour the school or schedule a telephone call with our Headteacher, Mrs Vdovin. If this is something you would be interested in please call the school office on 0208 854 4785 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a convenient time. School tours will take place in small groups of six or less, outside of school hours.
The deadline for Reception applications is 15th January 2020.
Rockliffe Manor Primary is a values-based school. Our values of friendship, collaboration, excellence, responsibility, respect and resilience are at the heart of our learning. We encourage the children to embed the values in their home and school life, and plan for these throughout our curriculum.
Alongside our values, we teach the children a wide range of soft skills they can build called the Inspire Character Skills. We encourage the children to develop their character skills of Wonder, Integrity, Relationships, Mindset and Leadership.
At Rockliffe, we believe in shaping and educating our children to become citizens for the 21st century by broadening their minds and experiences. We do this through our Inspire Global Curriculum, which comprises of 6 themes:
- Peace and Conflict
- Human Rights
- Identity and Diversity
- Power and Governance
- Social Justice and Equity
- Sustainable Development
Each term, EYFS shape their learning around a topic which is enriched with a variety of quality core-texts, trips and provision. We also make strong connections with global learning and citizenship. The children will build up to a project each term. Past projects included planting gardens for the bees and delivering food parcels to needy families. Along with this, we use Development Matters to ensure that children receive an age appropriate curriculum based on the seven areas of learning in EYFS:
- Communication and Language
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
In Reception, each child takes part in daily phonics lessons to develop their letters and sound knowledge, as well as to build on their early reading skills.
We encourage the children to use phonics throughout their learning, and regularly promote phonics development within the resources and provision.
The classroom learning environment is the ‘Third Teacher’. It supports us all in giving messages about our ethos and values and celebrates high quality learning. Through our high-quality learning environment, we provide children with a stimulating, enriching and creative learning experience.
All of our classrooms are arranged so that children can move freely, accessing the resources and provision that suits their needs and interests. The equipment and resources are planned around the seven areas of development, and the global theme or topic.
An important part of the Early Years curriculum requires us to provide children with ample opportunity for outdoor learning and malleable play, e.g. water, mud, dough etc. Children are entitled to access our outdoor areas at all times.
The School Day
Our daily timetable encourages your child to learn and develop in a range of ways. Throughout the day, they will take part in whole class lessons, small group lessons, and engage in independent activities during ‘choosing’ time. This means they can move freely around the classroom to access the resources and equipment available. We also incorporate additional lessons on a weekly basis, such as Art, PE, Circle Times and more.
You can choose for your child to enjoy school dinners or they can bring a packed lunch to school. Our dinner menus are changed termly and are on a 3 week rotation. There are vegetarian options for every meal. We have fruit available each day for children to have as a snack, as well as free school milk.
From September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to free school meals.
At Rockliffe Manor, School Uniform is compulsory and consists of:
- Navy jumper or cardigan with Rockliffe logo
- White polo shirt
- Grey or black trousers, skirt or pinafore dress
- Plain flat black shoes or plain black trainers (no coloured soles, laces or designs)
- White, black or grey socks or grey tights
- Book bag/Rucksack with Rockliffe logo
Girls wearing hijabs, headscarves or bows should wear plain black, white, navy or grey to fit with the colours of the school.
At Rockliffe Manor, we know that parents are children’s first educators and we value being partners with them in their child’s education.
We ensure that parents are fully involved in their child’s education by:
- Regularly sharing children’s ‘Learning Journeys’ with parents and valuing the ongoing contributions to this from parents/carers
- Giving parents/carers the opportunity to take part in their child's education and share their interests and expertise
- Delivering workshops to share our practice, ethos and ideas with parents/carers e.g. Phonics demonstrations and Early Readers workshops
- Promoting a love of reading for parents/carers to read with their child
- Opportunities for parents/carers to participate in learning through celebrations