Welcome to our Wonderful School - 'Cultivating Great Futures'
We believe that childhood should be an adventure, during which every child should climb a tree, get to the top of a mountain, sharing the struggle and the view and spend at least one night under the stars.
We hope you enjoy finding out about how we learn here at Long Whatton and about all the amazing things that we get up to.
As well as making sure that our children learn to read, write and use numbers really well, which is very important, we want to ensure that children who come to Long Whatton become the rounded, proactive and caring citizens of tomorrow. We believe that children learn in different ways, and that sitting behind a desk may not always be the most appropriate (or most exciting) way to learn. We believe in fitness for purpose, and when planning our teachers think about the best way to help children to learn.
We are also a Forest School, which means we have developed our own woodland area which we use for all sorts of learning. In fact, other schools regularly come and share our little forest. It is in our forest that we do indeed, sleep under the stars!
We have a breakfast club which runs from 7.45am, and surprisingly for a school of our size, we have after school clubs on most nights that include even our youngest children. This term we are running a Fun Builders Lego club, a Forest School Club, a musical theatre club, a cheerleading club and a X country club. We have all sorts of activities over the year including a recorders and ukelele club, the Crazy Wheels bike and scooting club, the Little Spiders Climbing Club and a Rambling club!
We are a small, family orientated school, with a genuine open door policy. We welcome our parents into school in the morning and at the end of the day to see what’s happening and to talk with staff or myself. We are always pleased to see you.
ON SNOWY DAYS We always try to keep the school open, but sometimes we may have to close.
Please listen to Radio Leicester on 104.9 to check whether the school is closed. If our name is not mentioned we will be open.
Also, please check the Twitter Feed above and I will post a Tweet with information of any potential closure. You may also check the School Facebook Page for up to date information
This is us....
Wear your acorn with pride.
Our primary aim is that our children are happy to come to school because we believe happy children learn better.