Email · secretary@ditton-inf.kent.sch.uk
Tel · 01732 844 107
Address · Ditton Infant School, Pear Tree Avenue, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 6EB

Welcome to our website

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.

Headteacher’s Blog

Thank you for your support with our Book Fair. I am delighted to say that we took £475.30. Our commission from this will be spent on buying additional class reading books and guided reading texts. We have also had some kind donations of books to send to a charity called Books2Africa. They are committed to reducing environmental waste here in the UK and improving the quality of education in Africa through the collection and distribution of books. We will be accepting donations for a further week if you would still like to contribute.

The children enjoyed taking part in a book-based scavenger hunt and writing some book reviews. Please continue to send in any photos of family members reading in unusual places for our whole school display in the Year 1 area.

The School Council met this week with me to discuss what they enjoyed playing with at lunchtime and to make some suggestions to Miss Pole, our lunchtime Sports Leader, about activities they would like out at lunchtime during Term 5. Particular favourites were ball skills, hoola hoops and colouring. All classes are also taking part in an inter school competition called ‘The Bounce’ led by Miss Sargent, our Sports Coach.

I also hosted another afternoon tea this week with a further 4 children who had been in the ‘Gold Book’ five times. Well done to everyone who has received a Golden Behaviour Certificate so far.

All school based after school clubs ended this week apart from archery which has one further session with Mr Pollard on Wednesday.

Well done to Gold and Purple Class as well who won Attendance Ted this week with 99.3%.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs C Lewer

 

Our Classes

Please click on your child’s class to find copies of weekly home learning and phonics, termly Class and Headteacher Newsletters and any general letters relating to your child’s class.

Gold Class Silver Class Blue Class Purple Class Red Class Yellow Class

Prospective New Parents

Open Mornings and Parent Information Evening for New Intake – September 2020

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 8th 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.

Our School Prospectus 2018

Wellbeing at Ditton Infant 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.

Mrs Campbell (Inclusion Manager) leads our Wellbeing Team.  She is supported by Mrs Coles (Inclusion Assistant) who is an experienced teaching assistant 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:

Sand Therapy
Drawing & Talking Therapy
Lego Therapy
Involvement Groups

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.

Our School

Ditton Infant School

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.

We are proud to be able to offer

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.

Parents

This area will give you information about our Term Dates, Calendar of Events. Headteacher Newsletters, PTFA Events as well as our polices and documents on how to support your child at home.

Events

There is always something exciting going on within school! Have a look at our photo gallery to see what the children have been doing!

What Our Parents Think

Please click below to see what our parents say about the school!

Parent Questionnaire T2 2018

Parent Questionnaire T2 2017

Parent Questionnaire T2 2016

"Our ethos is one of caring, sharing, learning and achieving within an inclusive environment."