Our Infant school is the beginning of the Blanchelande adventure. At this early stage of education, we want to fire our children's imagination and give them opportunities to explore the world around them as they become increasingly confident and independent learners. Our Infants are based in the heart of the Primary department, with their own Forest school and playground just down the hill.
Our Infants are surrounded by nature - Guernsey cows peacefully overlook the playground, children roll up their sleeves to play in the mud-kitchen, or put on wellies to work in the forest area where they may be listening to stories, foraging for leaves and natural materials or even searching for imaginative beasts. There have been sightings of the Gruffalo and even a crashed spaceship! The children never know what they might find.
Our small classes allow us to meet the needs of individual children and offer them an opportunity to develop an enquiring mind and love of learning.
Literacy and mathematics are core subjects, taught daily alongside other subjects as part of a topic-based curriculum.
We have a strong phonics and reading programme to enable children to develop a love of words and a wide vocabulary that supports both their speaking and writing. Children have an opportunity to showcase their learning with assemblies, drama and musical performances. These are tremendous for the confidence of the children and enjoyed by parents and grandparents alike.
Our Infant pupils enjoy a good balance of indoor and outdoor learning as well as specialist sport and music lessons.
Parents can make use of the Breakfast Club and drop their children off from 7.45 am. For those not attending Breakfast Club, drop off is from 8.45 am for a 9.00 am start; the day ends at 3.15 pm. An after-school club, including a range of fun activities, runs until 5.30 pm. Pupils can bring their own lunch into school or have a school lunch; pupils eat together in the Rosaire Hall and are fully supervised to ensure they are eating healthily.
You can download our assessment and reporting information leaflet, here.
For more information, please contact our Head of Infants, Alexa Yeoman.