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Absence from school
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Absences and Lateness Please inform school by telephone or email if your child is going to be absent or late so that we can account for them. We expect children to be punctual and we keep a record if a child is late. If a child is absent and you do not inform us, school will phone to find out where…

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Catchment Area
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To view the catchment area for Cronk y Berry School, visit the Isle of Man Government's School Catchment map.

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Clubs
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We believe at Cronk y Berry School that the children’s experiences are greatly enriched by additional activities outside normal lesson time. These opportunities exist as a result of the good-will and commitment of staff and are always subject to their availability and other pressures, such as staff…

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Complaints Procedure
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GUIDANCE NOTES FOR PARENTS If you have a concern or complaint We would like you to tell us about it. We welcome any suggestions for improving our service. Be assured that no matter what you want to tell us, our support and respect for you and your child in the school will not be affected in any way…

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Cycling Proficiency
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At Cronk y Berry, the pupils In Year 5 are visited by the Isle of Man Road Safety team to be taught how to be safe when cycling on the road. The will participate in the UK National Standard off-road (Level 1) and on-road (Level 2) cycle training, delivered by appropriately qualified instructors. Th…

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eSafety
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At Cronk y Berry, we recognise the importance of safety in the online world. We have a curriculum which identifties opportunities to explore this in the children's learning, an eSquad who promote safety through assemblies and activities and an annual focus on the Safer Internet Safety day messages.…

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Ethos and Expectations
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Our positive self discipline strategy is used with uniformity across the school from class to class and the emphasis on this is to reward and praise the expected level of behaviour which the vast majority of our children display on a daily basis. Our main emphasis is always on promoting learning ac…

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Inclusion
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All children are special, and at some time in their school life they may encounter difficulties; even those identified as being exceptionally able will need additional support on occasions. Our policy of inclusion aims to offer all pupils a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, within the classr…

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Languages
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At Cronk y Berry there are opportunities for children to learn languages. In Years 4,5 and 6, pupils receive Manx lessons from the Manx Language team for two terms each year. In addition, there are optional French and Spanish lunchtime clubs - visit the website of the team who provide these lessons…

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Learning instruments
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At Cronk y Berry, we are delighted to work with the DESC Music Service to offer pupils in Years 5 and 6 the opportunity to learn an instrument. The peripatetic teachers linked to our school visit the classes in September to demonstrate the instruments and provide application forms. These forms cont…

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Meals and Snacks
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Meals at school The school has its own kitchen and two-course meals are available, as well as the additional option for children to choose from an extensive salad bar. There are also facilities for children to have packed lunches. The eating of sweets is not permitted at school so please bear this…

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Medicines and school health
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Health The school health service consists of a team of people with special training and experience in child health and development. The team includes school health advisers, school doctors, speech therapists and dentists. The School Health Adviser for CYB is Mrs. Lynn Hampton. Lynn is available to…

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Nurture
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At CYB we are committed towards providing a nurturing environment which is supportive to all children. To achieve this more fully, we have a dedicated Nurture facility known as ‘The Sunshine Room’. This area is based on the key principles of Nurture and has been set up to support children to enable…

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Parent Pay and Arbor Portal
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We use Parent Pay for all finances (drinks, lunch, school trips and charity donations) so please sign up when you get your logins, these will be made available as soon as we are able to. This should make payment easier for you and stops coins being lost in book bags. In addition, we use the Arbor P…

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Pupil Attainment Information 2019
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Cronk-y-Berry School 2019 End of Foundation Stage Good Level of Development 77.1% (Good Level of Development GLD = achieving the Early Learning Goals in all of the Prime Areas and the Specific Areas of Literacy and Mathematics ) Cronk-y-Berry School Key Stage 1 Attainment …

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Reception 2020 itslearning log in guide
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Dear Parents, With the current closure of schools we have produced an online platform which provides you and your child with a video guide to some of the school, a welcome presentation from the staff and some guidance on how to get ready to start school. To access this, you will need to apply to en…

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Safety at School
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Safety at School All staff are vigilant in making the school building as secure as possible. The doors have one way locks that open from the inside, which prevents strangers walking into school through the many exterior doors. The Department have installed fire alarm and sensor detectors in school…

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School Uniform
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Our pupils enjoy wearing their school uniform and we feel that wearing this does help to develop both a sense of personal pride and togetherness. •School sweatshirt or cardigan (black) •White polo shirt or blouse. •Grey (or dark coloured) skirt or trousers. •White polo shirt, with badge on or witho…

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Social Media
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We hope that your child's time at the school is happy and productive. We are always happy to discuss matters with parents and carers to ensure every child achieves his or her full potential. If, at any time, you have any concerns about your child at school, then please do not hesitate to contact th…

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Spelling Shed
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The children at Cronk y Berry use Spelling Shed to learn and practise spellings. Click here for the parent guide. Link to the Spelling Shed Login.

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Swimming
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The pupils in Years 3,4,5 and 6 receive two terms of swimming lessons. The thirty minute lessons take place at the NSC. The children are assessed by the leading swimming teacher and grouped accordingly. They then learn the skills required to pass the stage they are on. We use a bus to travel there,…

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Times Tables Rockstars
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At Cronk y Berry we use Times Tables Rockstars to allow the pupils to learn and recall their times tables. TT Rockstars Website

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Transition
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Inclusion is given a high priority by the school at certain key times of transition for pupils. During the induction process, children are invited into the Reception classes for informal visits in small groups during July and parents are invited to an open evening in June. Meetings may be held in t…

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Uniform
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Cronk y Berry School Uniform: Uniform can be purchased at Promenade T-Shirts. We also have a selection of second hand uniform at school in the entrance, for £2 an item PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME!

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Year 6 and Reception Buddies
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Every year, the pupils in Reception and Year 6 buddy together. The pupils create a special bond and spend time getting to know each other over the year. Every few weeks, the classes join together to read, make and create, complete challenges and much more. These relationships have provided so much…

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Year 6 Transition to Secondary School
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Year 6 is an important year that provides the pupils with new opportunities and prepares them for the move to Year 7. At Cronk y Berry, the pupils will: *be visited by the Bemahague Year 7 Head of Year and Transition Co-ordinator in the first term *attend an information evening with parents In Janu…

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