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Granard Primary School

"Growing together; Achieving together"
 
Parents have commented that "Granard is a well managed school with good and helpful staff", "All staff are hardworking and care for the children", "Granard is a wonderful school; it is diverse and electric with fun, caring and very hardworking staff", "My children enjoy their time at school". Early Years parents have said "I am very pleased with the start my child has made in Reception. He has made good progress already", "I'm more than happy to have chosen Granard for my child". KS1 parents have said "We think the school is fantastic - good teaching and a good ethos", "My children are very confident and enjoy learning". KS2 parents have said "She has really done well and I'm a proud parent".

Independence and Social Targets

Nursery

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children will be able to go to the toilet by themselves and wash their own hands (support required with some toileting needs).

Social and Communication

  • Children will begin to understand when to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

Food and dining hall conduct

  • Children will be able to use a knife and fork (with support to cut food).

 

 Reception

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children will be able to dress themselves for PE and swimming (with some support).
  • Children will manage their own toileting hygiene: independently going to the toilet, flushing and washing hands.

Social and Communication

  • Children will know when to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

Food and dining hall conduct

  • Children will be able to use a knife and fork independently and attempt to cut their own food.
  • Children will sit appropriately in a dining room seat for the duration of a meal.
  • Children will be served and eat a balanced meal with appropriate proportions of food from all food groups.

 

 Year 1

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children will be able to dress and undress themselves for swimming with little support (possible exceptions laces and cuffs).

Social and Communication

  • Children will consistently use basic manners appropriately, saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and ‘excuse me’ when they want to speak to an adult.

Food and dining hall conduct

  • Children will use a knife and fork confidently.

 

 Year 2

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children will toilet themselves independently and leave washrooms tidy (toilet flushed, paper towels in bins, taps turned off).
  • Children will take reading books home and return without prompting.

Social and Communication

  • Children will consistently use basic manners appropriately, saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and ‘excuse me’ when they want to speak to an adult.

Food and dining hall conduct

  • Children will behave in an appropriate manner: staying in their seat, not speaking and eating at the same time, closing their mouths when chewing, using a knife and fork and trying new foods.

 

 Year 3

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children will independently dress and undress themselves for swimming, including tying laces.
  • Children will understand that when clothes are dirty they need to be changed.
  • Children will manage footwear, ensuring that they are changed into shoes during lesson times.
  • Children will manage toileting, use breaktimes as an opportunity to use the ‘washrooms’, rarely asking to leave the room in lesson time.

Social and Communication

  • Children will always respond politely to adults’ greetings and questions when spoken to, answering in full sentences.
  • Children will independently wait at doors, standing back to let others pass.

Food and dining hall conduct

  • With guidance children will select and eat a balanced meal with appropriate proportions of food from all food groups.

 

Year 4

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children will take responsibility for choosing appropriate clothing for the weather and season.
  • Children will return homework and letters on time without prompting.
  • Children will independently take responsibility for keeping school cloak rooms and pegs tidy.

Social and Communication

  • Children will make eye contact when responding to adults’ questions and greetings.
  • Children will be able to solve problems with peers through talking and discussion (with some support from an adult).

Food and dining hall conduct

  • Children will try and persevere with new foods.
  • Children will independently manage their drinking, ensuring that they drink at mealtimes, break-times and have access to a water bottle.
  • Children will pace their own eating, not rushing to complete food.

 

 Year 5

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children will familiarise themselves with homework and ask for support in advance of it being handed in.

Social and Communication

  • Children will be able to solve problems with peers through talking and discussion.
  • Children will initiate greetings with familiar and unfamiliar adults in school context.

Food and dining hall conduct

  • Children will independently select and eat a balanced meal with appropriate proportions of food from all food groups.

 

 Year 6

Self-Care and Independence

  • Children independently manage all aspects of day-to-day organisation (clothing, equipment etc.).
  • Children take responsibility for individual hygiene (including regular washing and changing of clothing).
  • Children know two different types of tie knot.

Social and Communication

  • Children can sustain a conversation with peers and adults.
  • Children act as role models, supporting other children to achieve independence and social targets.

Food and dining hall conduct

  • Children act as role models to younger children with regards to table manners and behaviour at meal times.

 

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