All learning experiences are planned to offer the broadest educational opportunities to pupils. Everyday offers opportunities to acquire new skills and knowledge.
Learning is delivered through assemblies, visits, themed weeks, after school clubs, as well as through timetabled lessons for particular subjects. We employ a combination of setting and mixed ability grouping depending on the subject area.
A range of strategies are used to motivate and address the needs of all learners. Whole class teaching, group work, paired work and individual study is used at appropriate times.
Pupils are given the opportunity to take the initiative, make decisions, work co-operatively and sometimes independently, supported by the class teacher. Resources are varied and include textbooks, worksheets, audio-visual, ICT and interactive materials, all of which are intended to support learning.
Foundation Stage Curriculum
Developing creative, confident learners
Children may enter Nursery in the school year in which they will be four years old and may start Reception in the school year in which they will be five years old. The Nursery and Reception Years follow the Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum, which is based on seven areas of learning:
Personal, Social & Emotional Development
Communication & Language
6. Understanding the World
7. Expressive Arts and Design
In order for new pupils to settle into school, we ensure that the Nursery and Reception children have their own:
Early lunch sitting
Outdoor play area
KS1 & KS2
Children in KS1 (age 5-7, Yr1 and Yr2) and KS2 (age 7-11, Yr3- Yr6) follow the National Curriculum. The National Curriculum Consists of:
Core Subjects (English, Mathematics & Science)
Foundation Subjects (Art & Design, Citizenship, Computing, Design & Technology, French, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education)
Delivery of these subjects ranges from discrete lesson time, cross curricular elements through other subjects and in dedicated curriculum days.