We focus on developing planning that fosters children’s creativity and choice, by incorporating opportunities for them to choose how they learn and work with increasing independence. The taught subjects include: Art, English (reading, writing, speaking & listening), Design & Technology, Geography, History, Maths, Computing, Music, Personal Social Health Citizenship Education (PSCHE), Physical Education (PE), Religious Education (RE), Science and Spanish for KS2 pupils.
At the end of each year, pupils will be assessed against statutory frameworks and this is reported to parents. It is our aim that, through an engaging and vibrant curriculum, full of rich experiences, our pupils develop a life-long, love of learning.
Children in EYFS and Year 1 and 2 learn phonics using Letters and Sounds.
Our pupils partake in a vast range of opportunities which deepen their knowledge and understanding of different faiths and cultures so that they are exceptionally well prepared for the next steps in their education and for their life in modern Britain.
Reading, Writing & Maths
Learning is focused on skills and as such we follow a similar method of planning for each of the core subject areas.
Maths - known to the children and staff as 'Loopy Maths' is the method the school use in order to revisit maths concepts through a teacher modelled 'I do/you do' approach of learning. Children practice the skills in a specific area of maths and then apply their skills when assessed against their age related expectations. Children who grasps concepts and show they are able to met age related expectations are given further challenge with greater depth tasks.
Reading - in EYFS and KS1 reading is taught in phonics but also in skills based whole class teaching. This is echoed in Years 3-6. There is a focused lesson at the start of a skill and following this children work on reading comprehension tasks to improve their reading ability and understanding of text. Home reading is very much part of the reading journey within the school. Children also have the opportunity to read and borrow books from the school library.
Writing - Children focus on a series of skills at the start of a writing journey. They practice these skills and then rehearse their writing. Finally they produce a piece of work that allows the child to apply the skills in a real life context with an audience and purpose clearly in mind.