School Life

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School life at Eastfield is so much more than the learning that takes place in the classroom. We run a number of clubs which broaden children’s interests and keep their minds and bodies active. Children also take part in groups which support the ethos of our school.


School Council 

School Councillors are voted for by their peers. There are two representatives from each class. The Council meets once each fortnight when they discuss issues of importance to the life of the school and consult with pupils in their class. Recent areas where the School Council has made an impact on school life are bullying, dangerous car parking around the school entrance and healthy lunches.

Eco council 

We are proud to be an Eco-School and hold the Silver Award. We encourage children to consider the impact of their actions on their environment and introduce them to the way this might affect people further away. This is led by our eco-council where a representative is elected from each class and supported by staff.

Clubs 

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Some clubs are run by volunteer teachers and teaching assistants. There is no charge for places but these clubs run
for a few weeks only before opening the opportunity to others to attend. Children are invited to choose a club and then parents are informed which club they are attending.

Current free clubs are; Ocarina, Sign to Sing, Drumming and Storytime.
Karate, Football, Mad Science and French clubs are run by outside providers and are chargeable.


Family Assemblies

A Family Assembly is held each term for each Key Stage 1 class. For Reception classes this is the spring and summer terms only. Through these assemblies children develop their ability and confidence in speaking and presentation and they share their learning with other classes.  

Family learning

Eastfield Infant and Nursery School regularly hosts Family Learning courses for parents and carers to find out more about how the curriculum is taught. It helps them learn how to support their child, as well as refreshing their own skills.
The course is free, and parents who have completed all the sessions in the past have found it really useful. An experienced Family Learning tutor leads the sessions. Family Learning is part of Cambridgeshire County Council.

Awards

We are proud of the awards we hold which demonstrate our commitment to school improvement. 
We currently hold the Healthy School Award. This award has been renewed and reflects the school’s work in
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teaching about healthy lifestyles and having a focus on the wellbeing  of our pupils.
The Equalities Award gained in January 2013 recognises the extensive achievement and commitment of the school in Eliminating discrimination; Advancing equality of opportunity and Fostering good relations.
The International School Award at Foundation level recognises the opportunities we provide in learning about other countries and cultures.
The Gardening club have worked achieved the RHS School Gardening Award at Level 3.
Supporting Charities 
Throughout the year parents, staff and children raise funds for numerous good causes. Children learn about the work of these charities and the positive part they can play on the lives of others. We often host speakers from these organisations at our assemblies which contributes to our social and moral curriculum.  
 In the last two years we have learnt about and supported the work of the following charitable organisations;
Macmillan, Marie Curie, Farm Africa, Water Aid, Jeans for Genes, Sport Relief, Sign to Sing, BBC Children in Need, Comic Relief, Hearing Dogs for deaf people, World Wildlife Fund, Magpas and Banardo’s.