The school is passionate about providing a quality education that enables children to become happy, confident, life-long learners.
The National Curriculum
Curriculum requirements for all subjects are delivered through the new Primary National Curriculum (2014).
Maths is taught on a daily basis. We aim to ensure that all our pupils are confident with all aspects of maths. Significant importance is placed on developing the ability to use maths in everyday situations. Children are taught to use and apply mental and practical strategies to solve problems that they may face in day-to-day life. We aim to make maths as practical and fun as possible, using it in other areas of the curriculum as appropriate, especially in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
In daily lessons children are taught skills in reading and writing through a range of planned activities. Differentiated activities support the less able and extend the more able pupils. Skills and techniques are demonstrated and shared by the teacher through role modelling, shared class work, group and individual activities. Regular guided group work in reading and writing is led by the teacher or another adult in the classroom, including the use of the Letters and Sounds programme in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Speaking and listening skills are taught through circle time activities and developed across the curriculum. The school teaches phonics through the Phonics Bug scheme and uses the Oxford Reading Tree as a reading scheme.
Essentially science is about exploring, investigating and discovering things to gain knowledge and understanding about the world we live in. We aim to provide children with the skills needed to investigate and explore ideas independently. As science is such a practical subject it is taught using a hands-on approach wherever possible. Consequently we have built up a full range of equipment and resources for children to use. Science is taught through as a discrete subject every week and activities make the subject more meaningful. The school teaches science using the Snap Science scheme.
Learning Challenge Curriculum
The Learning Challenge Curriculum is a question based approach to structuring and delivering the National Curriculum. Children suggest questions they would use to begin to dive deeper into each theme. This gives the children ownership of their learning. There is a main question and weekly mini questions.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
A number of clubs are held each week to allow children to follow particular interests and develop skills, including Football, Music and Art. Voluntary activities are an important part of school life and encourage involvement and commitment on the part of children, staff and parents. All classes take part in regular curriculum linked school trips. Full risk assessments are carried out for all school trips and visits – and only take place when approved by the Headteacher and the Local Authority. Trained first aiders are always in attendance on all school trips and visits.
How do I find out more information about what my child will be learning?
Every term, teachers hold curriculum meetings for parents and send out letters explaining what children will be learning about during this period. If you require more detail, please make an appointment to speak to your child's class teacher who will be happy to supply you with further information.