If you are currently a Parent/Carer of a child at Ditton Infant School, we hope you will find that the website keeps you up-do-date with what’s going on in school and helps you to support your child’s learning. If you are a Parent/Carer considering Ditton Infant School as your child’s first school, we trust that you will gain an initial introduction to us and gain a flavour of what we do.
Miss Major and I have been busy this week observing phonics teaching and learning in Year 1 and Year 2. Next week we will be visiting both Year R classes.
We subscribe to ‘Phonics Play’ as a school and there are lots of free games parents can access on this site. Other websites such as BBC Bitesize also contain games and activities for your child to play. It is important that they are encouraged to sound out ‘alien’ (nonsense) words as well as real words so do practise this element of phonics at home.
Mr Milligan, our Chair of Governors and I also met with Mrs Stone, Chair of Governors from Ditton Junior School to discuss our severe weather contingency arrangements and other key issues the schools have in common.
On Friday we celebrated Children in Need with an 80s themed dress up day. Photos of this event will soon be available on the website and I will let you know how much we donated in next week’s blog.
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs C Lewer
We understand that choosing the first school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make.
To give prospective parents a chance to see our school operating on a normal school day, we are holding a number of Open Mornings. You are welcome to bring children along to these sessions. Please click here to see a list of our tour dates and times. In addition to these tours we will be holding an Information Evening on Thursday 9th November at 6.00pm for parents only.
Each tour will have a limited number of places so please contact the school office on 01732 844107 if you would like to join one of the tours or come along to the Parent Information Evening.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
All staff and governors are committed to ensuring that children are happy to come to school, thrive when they are in school and go home keen to return the next day. Children who have high levels of wellbeing are likely to be more ready to learn and make progress.
We have a dedicated, therapeutic environment and a well-trained team of staff to support the emotional needs of the children and families at Ditton Infant School.
Karen Gillard (Inclusion Manager) leads our Wellbeing Team. She is supported by Angela Coles and Karen Bridle who are experienced teaching assistants with enhanced training.
We use the Leuven scales to monitor children’s wellbeing and involvement and we have a ‘worry box’ in the hall which all children are able to access. We are also members of the Massage in Schools Association – Massage in Schools Letter and Policy 2017
Interventions we can offer are:
Drawing & Talking Therapy
Emotional support can also be offered for bereavement, separation and divorce and other personal and social difficulties.
Children will be offered a programme of sessions on a bespoke basis, these can be short term or for extended periods.
For further information, please contact the School Office.
Ditton Infant School is a 2 form entry school for children aged 4-7. We have 6 well-resourced classrooms, 2 shared computer areas, a large school hall and spacious grounds which include a playground and playing fields.
A small village school where every child is welcomed and valued.
An experienced team of dedicated, caring and professional staff.
A stimulating and fun curriculum which makes learning irresistible.
An ethos of enjoyment, creativity and willingness to ‘have a go’.
Standards which are above the national average.
This area will give you information about school uniform, school dinners, attendance, admissions and Parent Mail. This area also gives you easy access to frequently used school forms which can be quickly downloaded.
There is always something exciting going on within school! Have a look at our photo gallery to see what the children have been doing!
"Our ethos is one of caring, sharing, learning and achieving within an inclusive environment."