• Year 5 and 6: The Dormston Cup

    Well done! 1st place in the 5-a-side football and 2nd in the 7-a-side netball tournament against other local schools.

  • Year 6: Den Building - Monday 26th and Wednesday 28th June

    Year 6 go down to the Ezone and see if they can build a shelter good enough for them to survive in...

  • Year 4: African Drumming - Tuesday 27th June

    Year 4 get to try their hand at African drumming as part of their topic work.

  • Year 4: Georgina Varney/Africa - Wednesday 28th June

    As part of their continuing focus on Africa this week, Georgina Varney comes in to share her stories about Africa.

  • Reception: Reception to Year 1 Transition Meeting - Wednesday 28th June (2.15pm - 3.15pm)

    Reception parents and carers are invited in to find out what will happen when their child moves into Year 1.

  • Summer Fair - Thursday 29th June, 5-7pm

    Come along to our annual Summer Fair. Entry cots 50p per child, £1 per adult or £2.50 for a family ticket.

  • Red 3: Class Assembly - Friday 30th June, 9.00am

    Come and join us for Red 3's class assembly in the main hall, doors open at 9am.

  • w.b. 26th June New Nursery Stay and Play (Monday - Friday, 10-11am or 1.30-2.30pm).
    New parents and children for Nursery. 1 session is allocated per child.
  • Reception to Year 1 Transition - Wednesday 28th June, 2pm

    A meeting for Reception parents and carers to find out what life is like in Year 1.

  • Nursery: Family Learning Workshop, The Animal Man - Friday 28th June, 10.30 - 11.30am and 12.45 - 1.45pm

    A chance for parents and carers to work alongside their children with a visit from the animal man.

  • Year 6 Transition Week - Monday 3rd July

    Year 6 go to their new secondary schools. See the calendar page for details on dates.

  • Reception Sports Day - Friday 7th July, 9.15am

    Come and join Reception in their sports day.

  • Year 3: Italian Day - Thursday 13th July

    To celebrate modern day life in Italy, Year 3 children are invited to come in the colours of the Italian flag, red , white and green, and complete a range of activities during the day.

  • Year 6 Production - Ye Ha! Wednesday 12th/Thursday 13th July.

    Come to the Wild West in Gornal! 2pm on Wednesday 12th July and 6.30pm on Thursday 13th July.

  • Year 3: Artis Presentation - Friday 14th July

    Come along and see how your child has worked in their Artis after school session.

  • Reception Red: Class Assembly - Friday 5th May, 9.00am

    Come and join us for Reception Red's first class assembly in the small hall.

  • Sun Safety 2017: Slip, Slap Slop!

    Please encourage your child to wear a sun hat and drink plenty of water during the hot days. Sun tan cream is available in school but we strongly recommend that you also apply sun cream at home.

  • Maths Council: meeting - Monday 17th July, 1.30pm

    Maths Council to meet Miss Jewkes in the library at 1.30pm.

  • Gold Book Praise Assembly, Thursday 20th July, 9am

    Come along and celebrate the successes of our children from last half term.

  • Year 6: Georgina Varney/Africa - Friday 30th June

    As part of their continuing focus on Brazil, Georgina Varney comes in to share her stories.

  • Year 5: Violin Concert - Dudley Town Hall, Monday 3rd July

    Some of our Year 5 children get to perform with their violins at the Town Hall.

  • Choir and Orchestra: Performance in the Quad, Tuesday 4th July

    The choir and orchestra join forces to perform some of their pieces from this year. Join us in the quad at 4pm.

  • Reception - Year 5: In School Transition, Monday 3rd July - Wednesday 5th July

    Children get the chance to move into their new classes this week.

  • Reports out to parents - Tuesday 11th July

    Reports are due to go out to parents on Tuesday 11th July. If you want to discuss this report, teachers are available on Wednesday 12th July between 3.30 and 4.30pm.

  • KS1 Brass Performance - Jack and the Beanstalk, Tuesday 18th July

    Dudley Performing Arts will present a brass version of Jack and the Beanstalk to KS1.

  • Year 6: Party - Tuesday 18th July, 6.30 - 8.00pm

    Year 6's chance to party with a disco and photo booth!

  • Year 6: Presentations - Thursday 20th July, 6pm

    A chance to say farewell to our Year 6 and celebrate their success at Roberts.

  • School Closes - Friday 21st July, 1.30pm

    Just a reminder that school closes on Friday 21st July at 1.30pm. Have a lovely summer and we will see you at 8.45am on Wednesday 6th September 2017.

  • School Meals Cost

    School meals for pupils cost £2.20. Please remember that children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 do not have to pay for their meals.

  • Blue 1: Forest School Invite to Parents and Carers - Friday 23rd June

    Blue 1 parents and carers are invited to join their children in the forest school.

  • Red Nose Day 2017

    A fantastic £449.91 was raised through dressing up at this year's Red Nose Day. Well done and thank you.

  • Sports Day 2017

    Well done to Red teams for their win in our annual sports day.

  • Please tell us if you change your address or contact details at any time.

    Help us to keep in touch with you by text and mobile!

School Admissions

The school and nursery follow the Dudley policy for pupil admissions. Parents can find out about local authority admission  arrangements by clicking HERE.

Admissions policies for school and nursery are available on our website  in Downloads.

The closing date for applications for admission to Roberts Primary School Nursery in September 2017 is Sunday 15th January 2017.

Curriculum & Learning at Roberts

The curriculum is balanced and broadly based and designed to meet the needs of individual children.  National Curriculum requirements in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science have been implemented along with the foundation subjects of Art and Design Technology, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music and Physical Education.  French is also taught in KS2 at Roberts. We regard language and number work to be of prime importance and so special emphasis is placed on them. Phonics is taught following the 'Letters & Sounds' scheme.

Subjects are grouped together so that a particular theme or topic is followed for a term or half-term.  In this way we hope to make children's learning more relevant and enjoyable.

Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Dudley Agreed Syllabus.  This reflects the fact that religious traditions in this country are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of other principal world religions.  An act of worship is held each day.  Parents have the right to withdraw their children from R.E and/or the act of worship and in such cases alternative work will be provided appropriate to the age and ability of the child.

We seek to provide a sound background in sport through National Curriculum Physical Education and a range of extra-curricular activities.  We are concerned with developing good quality performance, an understanding of games principles, enjoyment, teamwork, cooperation and knowing how to improve.  The school has use of two halls, two playgrounds, a multi use games area (MUGA) and a playing field on site. All pupils follow the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Physical Education. Everyone receives at least two hours per week of Physical Education.  Year 4 also attend weekly swimming lessons. For a number of years the school has also provided a range of after school sports clubs with specialist coaches to work in school.

Primary French is now part of the curriculum for children in years 4, 5 and 6.

Sex Education is currently taught in Year 5 and Year 6.  Parents may withdraw their child from these sessions.

Children in Year 1 take part in Forest School activities on Fridays each term.  Parents will be informed about Forest School activities at the start of the year.

Full details of Programmes of Study for each year may be downloaded from the Downloads section of this website.

Early Year Curriculum in Nursery & Reception

Children in the Foundation Stage have their own Curriculum that they follow from entry into Nursery at the age of 3, through to the end of Reception Class at the age of 5.  The children are involved in progressive topics and planned play and are guided towards Early Learning Goals. These establish expectations that children can work towards by the end of the Foundation Stage (age 5), through the main learning areas.

These learning areas are divided into areas and characteristics of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    Teaching enthusiasm for learning, this area aims to promote self esteem, encourage co-operation and concern for each other.
  • Expressive arts and design
    Children will have opportunities to explore thoughts, ideas and feelings through art, design, music, dance and imaginative play.
  • Communication & Language and Literacy
    Children will learn to listen to each other and their teachers; they will be encouraged to talk about what they do. They will have lots of opportunities to enjoy stories and they will begin to know letters by shape and sound. They will learn phonics daily.
  • Mathematics
    Develop in children an understanding of number, pattern, shape and space and measurement.
  • Physical Development
    Children will have opportunities to practise skills such as cutting, drawing, running, climbing and riding bikes. They will learn how to stay healthy.
  • Understanding the World
    Children will explore their environment, find out about their families, and about animals and plants.  They will be encouraged to look closely at things.  They will learn to use computers and recorders.

Children are assessed through their work and play on a regular basis by the staff. Assessment targets and goals are reported into the children's own individual profile booklets that link to the EYFS Guidance. These can be used as a starting point for discussion at open evenings and are passed on to the child's teacher once they enter Year One.

The School Day

School Starts at 8.55am

Morning play time is;

  • 10.20 to 10.35 (KS1)
  • 10.40 to 10.55 (KS2)

School dinner time is;

  • 11.45 to 12.40pm (Reception – Y2)
  • 12.30pm to 1.25pm (Y3-Y6)

School ends at 3.15pm

It is important that children arrive promptly in the morning. Children arriving after 8.55 am will receive a late mark.

Children should not be on site before 8.45am unless requested to do so by a teacher.

OFSTED

OFSTED inspected Roberts in July 2014.  For a copy of our report click here:

We are proud that OFSTED again rated Roberts as GOOD and we will continue to work to further improve the school.

Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We believe that all children should have equal access to a broad and balanced education and be provided with opportunities which will encourage them to develop to their full potential.  All staff are involved in the early identification of children who are experiencing particular difficulties and a register of such children is maintained by the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO).  Individual or group support or additional resources and strategies are available for identified children and specialist advice from outside agencies is sought if required.

The school has high aspirations and standards set for all pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) and strives to create a positive ethos of pupils overcoming their barriers to learning. The school endeavours to ensure SEND pupils make good progress throughout each year of their schooling. Pupils with Special Educational Needs will be offered full access to a broad, balanced and relevant education, including an appropriate curriculum for the Foundation Stage/ the National Curriculum. We target not only academic excellence for our SEND pupils, but we aim for SEND pupils to achieve success through other activities such as sports, performance arts, and computer science. We want all children to enjoy and fully participate in the life of the school, and make a positive contribution to the school community. Furthermore, we want to foster pupils’ independence and help them grow into responsible, resilient, resourceful, and reflective people.

The school follows the statutory requirements set out in the 2014 SEND Code of Practice. The school also follows the Dudley Local Authority Offer.

Parents are encouraged to discuss any worries regarding their child's progress with the child’s teacher and are kept informed of any special help that is being offered.  You are also encouraged to support any programmes of work followed by your child and to contribute to any reviews about his or her progress.  A full copy of our Special Needs Policy is available in school.

Pupils with Disabilities

The school endeavours to ensure that pupils with disabilities receive appropriate support and access to the school curriculum and are enabled to play an active part in the life of the school.  This is provided by classroom and learning support assistants and by specialist support staff for pupils with sensory or physical needs and learning difficulties. 

Disabled toilet facilities are available.  A lift is available to enable access to the upstairs.   Additional services (e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy) may also be arranged.  A significant proportion of disabled pupils will have a Statement of Educational Need.

Children with Speech and Language difficulties are supported by our specialist speech and language support therapist

 Aims

  • SEND pupils have the right to expect that their needs will be identified on entry or at the earliest opportunity and addressed sensitively, professionally and effectively.
  • The curriculum of the school should ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to progress and achieve success.
  • All pupils should have equal access to a broad and balanced education and lessons and activities should be differentiated to ensure the interests and abilities of all pupils are addressed.

For full school Special Educational Needs and Disability Information click on this link.