PARENTS

FRIENDS OF MOUNTNESSING (FOMS)

All parents and carers are automatic members of the Friends of Mountnessing School(FOMS). We meet regularly to plan and organise a range of fun activities and events to raise money for the school.
Our yearly regular events are:

  • Christmas Bazaar
  • Mothers Day sale
  • Fathers day sale
  • Summer Fete

We also hold fundraising events such as quizzes, catwalks and cake sales.
The FOMS own the school minibus that is used to transport the children to the forest and sports events. Much of the fundraising goes towards to running and upkeep of this.
Follow the Friends of Mountnessing on twitter @ForestFOMS and on Facebook ‘Friends of Mountnessing School’
Please ask in the school office for a contact of the FOMS if you would like more information on how to help.

UNIFORM

Introduction
It is our school policy that all children wear a school uniform when attending school, or when participating in school-organised events outside normal school hours. We ask children to wear their shirts tucked into their skirts or trousers and to take pride in their appearance. Some items of uniform can be bought from school, while others are readily available, at very competitive prices, at local shops including supermarkets. A complete list of the items needed for school uniform including those for Physical Education is printed overleaf.

Aims and objectives
Our policy on school uniform is based on the belief that school uniform:
• promotes a sense of pride in our school;
• helps to create a sense of community and belonging towards the school;
• identifies the children with the school;
• supports our commitment to inclusion;
• prevents children from wearing ‘fashion clothes’ that could be distracting in class;
• is practical, smart and designed with health and safety in mind;
• is considered good value for money by most parents;

Please see links below for complete uniform policy and suggested uniform supliers.

Aims and objectives
Our policy on school uniform is based on the belief that school uniform:
• promotes a sense of pride in our school;
• helps to create a sense of community and belonging towards the school;
• identifies the children with the school;
• supports our commitment to inclusion;
• prevents children from wearing ‘fashion clothes’ that could be distracting in class;
• is practical, smart and designed with health and safety in mind;
• is considered good value for money by most parents;

Please see links below for complete uniform policy and suggested uniform supliers.

SCHOOL DAY

KS1

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:45-9:00HandwritingHandwritingHandwritingHandwritingMental maths
9:00-9:20Worship assemblyPhonicsPhonicsPhonicsCelebration assembly (until 9:45)
9:20-10:15MathsMathsMathsMathsPhonics
10:15-10:30BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10:30-11:45EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishBig writing
11:45-12:15Guided readingGuided readingGuided readingGuided readingRE
12:15-1:15LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:15-2:15Phonics (1:00-1:20)ComputingChange for PE
Worship assembly (1:15-1:30)
Topic/Science (Art/DT/History)Forest schools
2:15-3:15Topic/Science (Art/DT/History)MusicPETopic/Science (Art/DT/History)Forest schools

KS2

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:45-9:00EMW - mathsEMW - mathsEMW - mathsEMW - mathsEMW - maths
9:00-9:20Worship assemblyClass/KS assemblyMathsMathsCelebration assembly (until 9:45)
9:20-10:15MathsMathsMathsMathsHandwriting/mental maths
10:15-10:30BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
10:30-11:45EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishBig writing
11:45-12:15Guided readingGuided readingGuided readingGuided readingBig writing
12:15-1:15LunchLunchLunchLunchLunch
1:15-2:15Topic/Science (Art/DT/History)ComputingWorship assembly (until 1:30)
Topic/Science (Art/DT/History)
MusicPE
2:15-3:15Topic/Science (Art/DT/History)RETopic/Science (Art/DT/History)FrenchPE

SCHOOL DAY

KS1

 MondayTuesdayWednesday
8:45-9:00HandwritingHandwritingHandwriting
9:00-9:20Worship assemblyPhonicsPhonics
9:20-10:15MathsMathsMaths
10:15-10:30BreakBreakBreak
10:30-11:45EnglishEnglishEnglish
11:45-12:15Guided readingGuided readingGuided reading
12:15-1:15LunchLunchLunch
1:15-2:15Phonics (1:00-1:20)ComputingChange for PE
Worship assembly (1:15-1:30)
2:15-3:15Topic/Science (Art/DT/History)MusicPE

 ThursdayFriday
8:45-9:00HandwritingMental maths
9:00-9:20PhonicsCelebration assembly (until 9:45)
9:20-10:15MathsPhonics
10:15-10:30BreakBreak
10:30-11:45EnglishBig writing
11:45-12:15Guided readingRE
12:15-1:15LunchLunch
1:15-2:15Topic/Science (Art/DT/History)Forest schools
2:15-3:15Topic/Science (Art/DT/History)Forest schools

KS2

 MondayTuesdayWednesday
8:45-9:00EMW - mathsEMW - mathsEMW - maths
9:00-9:20Worship assemblyClass/KS assemblyMaths
9:20-10:15MathsMathsMaths
10:15-10:30BreakBreakBreak
10:30-11:45EnglishEnglishEnglish
11:45-12:15Guided readingGuided readingGuided reading
12:15-1:15LunchLunchLunch
1:15-2:15Topic/Science (Art/DT/History)ComputingWorship assembly (until 1:30)
Topic/Science (Art/DT/History)
2:15-3:15Topic/Science (Art/DT/History)RETopic/Science (Art/DT/History)

 ThursdayFriday
8:45-9:00EMW - mathsEMW - maths
9:00-9:20MathsCelebration assembly (until 9:45)
9:20-10:15MathsHandwriting/mental maths
10:15-10:30BreakBreak
10:30-11:45EnglishBig writing
11:45-12:15Guided readingBig writing
12:15-1:15LunchLunch
1:15-2:15MusicPE
2:15-3:15FrenchPE

TERM TIMES

ADMISSION TO SCHOOL

Admission arrangements

Parents/carers of prospective pupils are welcome to visit the school with or without their children. Appointments can be made through the office to be shown around the school by the head teacher, Mrs H Obank.
Children start at Mountnessing C of E Primary School in the September after their fourth birthday. We currently admit 15 children into the main school. All admissions, including mid-year pupil moves, are dealt with by a common application form submitted to the local authority.

Admission criteria

All admissions are made through the local authority. This means that parents need only complete one application form that is submitted to the local authority planning and admissions office.
Places are allocated based on the following criteria:
• Looked After Children and previously looked after children
• Children with a sibling attending the school
• Children living in the priority admission area
• Remaining applications In the event of over subscription within any of the above criteria, priority will be determined by straight line distance from home to school, those living closest being given the highest priority.
Exceptional medical circumstances (supported by medical evidence) might override the above.
For further information please visit www.essex.gov.uk/admissions

HOME/SCHOOL AGREEMENT

We require the parents of new pupils to fill in the home/school agreement. You will receive a copy for you to keep and the school will keep a copy too. If you have lost your form, please download a new form using the button below.

HOW TO HELP AT HOME

Below are some useful documents you can use to help your child at home.
If there is anything else you think may be helpful, please get in touch.

PARENT VIEW

If you are a parent of a child in the school, please register your views using Parentmail on the Ofsted website. Click here to take you to the page. You will be asked to register on the site and then you will be able to answer 12 short questions about the school. The questions will ask about how well we deal with bullying, the quality of teaching, whether the level of homework given to your child is appropriate, and whether you would recommend the school to other parents.

You can use this website to give your opnion about the school at any time. If we have an inspection you can refresh or resubmit your views, so that your views are current and up to date. One view, for each parent, per school is held.

E-SAFETY

At Mountnesing C of E Primary School we take the safety of children very seriously and this includes the safety of children online. We work hard in school teaching all children about how to use the internet safely and protecting their online presence. During ICT and computing lessons, e-safety is discussed reguarly. When using our online learning environment (DB Primary) the children have a awareness of being safe and know what to do if they feel something isn’t right. Adults in school can access everything that the children do on this learning platform and approve emails and blog entries before they are posted online.
We invest time and money into CEOP (child explotation and online protection) by annually hosting a  CEOP presentation for parents in school and training year 5 and 6 in how to be safe online.

Our top tips for parents when allowing children to access the internet are:
1. Get your child to use the computer/iPad in a room where other people are. This could be the lounge or another room that is used frequently by the whole family. Never let your child use the internet in their bedroom on their own. If something happens online that makes your child uncomfortable, they are more likely to talk to you about it if you are there and parents will see and hear things that go on online if they are in the same room.
2. Talk to your child about what they can and can’t do online. Be open and honest about what could happen online and what your child should do if something happens that they don’t like.
3. Set up restrictions on the equipment your children are using.
4. Follow guidelines on age appropraite social media, websites and games.
5. Ensure your child knows to only talk to people they know online.
6. Ensure your child knows that you have access to everything that they do online.
7. Don’t let your child use headsets to speak to people they don’t know during gaming.
8. Never presume that websites you think are safe, actually are. Child friendly games and apps can still be accessed by all and many of them have ‘chat’ areas.
9. Know all the information you can about being safeonline and attend any training offered. If you would like to find out more about how to support your child when using the internet please visit http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/