Organisation

 School Session Times
  • 08.55 – 12.00
  • 12.55 – 15.15

Teaching Hours Per Week

  • Reception and Years 1 and 2  – 22.5 hours per week
  • Years 3 and 4 – 23.5 hours per week

Classroom organisation is reviewed each year and altered according to the school’s demography and available places.

 

We have a 26 place nursery (morning only). 

 

The school has 158 pupils (2011-2012). 

Age/year        Class        Pupils  Staff                                                 
3 – 4 Years Nursery 29 Mrs Yvonne Hamilton Teacher
      Mrs Warcup Classroom Assistant
      Miss Goody Classroom Assistant
4 – 5 Years Reception 31 Mr Sean Daly Teacher
      Mrs Emma Long (Thursday am) Teacher
      Mrs Liddle Classroom Assistant
      Mrs Green Classroom Assistant
 5-6 years  Year 1 25 Mrs Francine Jukes Teacher
 6-7 years  Year 2 23 Mrs Linda Cooper/Mrs Lynn Johnston Teacher
      Mrs Hamilton (Friday) Teacher
 7-8 years  Year 3 29 Mrs Becky Kroese/Mrs Channon Teacher
 8-9 years  Year 4 21 Mrs Lucy Howells Teacher

Headteacher’s Teaching Timetable
Teaching 0.3 to cover teachers PPA time.

 

Progression – Partnership of Schools
Wylam School is a member of the Prudhoe Partnership of Schools.  Children spend a maximum of five years in the first school and in the September following their 9th birthday transfer to Ovingham Middle School www.ovinghammiddleschool.net
At age 13+ they transfer to Prudhoe Community High School, which has recently achieved full Technology College status.  School transport is available to both schools from Wylam www.pchs.org.uk

 

 

Homework Policy
The purpose of homework is:  
  • To help to develop an effective partnership between school and parents
  • To extend school learning and to reinforce skills and understanding
  • To encourage pupils, as they get older, to develop the confidence and self-discipline to study on their own
Arrangements for homework
Homework should be planned to complement the work children are doing in the classroom and be appropriate for the age and ability of the pupils.

Teachers should try to maintain a regular weekly homework routine, and the work should not take pupils more than one hour a week to complete.

All pupils should have a homework book, and a reading diary, through which we hope to develop effective communications between parent, pupils and teachers.

 

Reading
Regular home reading is vital throughout the first school age range, to help pupils develop their skills and a love of reading.
Homework for children in Key Stage 1 and Reception should very largely consist of regular reading sessions with parents or carers.
Home reading sessions should take about twenty minutes per night.  As the child becomes fluent in reading these sessions should take the form of silent reading sessions.

Parents reading stories to children and children reading out signs and labels are also useful ways to help the development of reading skills.

Parents or pupils (depending on the age of the child) are asked to record brief details of reading progress in the reading record book. 

School Choir

Wylam First School choir is open to all children in Years 2, 3 and 4. We meet every Friday lunchtime (12.30 - 1:00) in the nursery classroom. We sing a wide variety of songs and the emphasis is always on having fun. We have performed at a wide variety of venues throughout the North East. Read more about it here.