Early Years - Aged 3 - 5 year olds

Younger  children’s needs are met through an active Early Years Foundation Stage which provides supported, directed and independent tasks for children to learn. Teaching and topics are fun, lively and engaging so that our children can develop socially, emotionally and academically without even realising! Good use is made of the outdoor area and children are encouraged to be creative problem solvers who are motivated to try new things and curious about the world around them.

Please click on this link to find out further information about our EYFS curriculum

KS1 - Years 1 & 2 (Infants)

Our focus for younger children is to develop the core skills of language, reading, writing and spelling through the Read Write Inc Phonics Programme. In Mathematics, the children are encouraged to develop their problem solving and reasoning and there are also lots of opportunities for children to demonstrate their fluency and rapid recall of number facts . Learning in each subject area is through a skills and enquiry based approach  and the children benefit greatly from being taught by Art, Science and Physical Education specialists.

KS2 - Years 3 -6 (Juniors)

In order to ensure a consistent approach to learning, children continue to develop their spelling knowledge through the Read Write Inc Spelling Programme in English.  In Mathematics, the children build upon their understanding of key concepts to develop their fluency, procedural and problem solving and reasoning skills. As children grow older we introduce more breadth into their skills based learning and as well as continuing to be taught by our subject specialists, the children develop their computing and foreign language skills to make learning exciting and prepare children for the ever changing world they are growing up in.

Please click on the links below for further information:

English Curriculum: Years 1-6

Mathematics Curriculum: Years 1-6

Geography and History Curriculum: Years 1-6

 

Assessment

Since the implementation of the National Curriculum in 2014, children from Year 1 to Year 6 are now assessed against end of year expectations for each year group. Teachers continuously assess every individual against these expectations so that every child can achieve their full potential. Children are also encouraged to develop their own self and peer assessment through a wide range of Assessment For Learning techniques. Regular Pupil Progress Meetings are held for each class, which involve the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, SENCO, class teacher and class teaching assistant. Our reflective practice ensures that the school is constantly moving forwards and enables us to challenge and interest all our children

Please click on the links below for further information:

English End of Year Expectations: Years 1-6

Maths End of Year Expectations: Year 1-6

Mental Maths End of Year Expectations: Years 1-6

Learning Styles

We believe that a skills and enquiry based approach to learning, motivates children and encourages them to take responsibility for their learning. The practical activities we provide enable young minds to develop problem solving and creative thinking skills.  We have adopted a Growth Mindset approach to our teaching and learning; giving children a 'can do' attitude based upon Resilience, Resourcefulness , Reciprocity and Reflectiveness. Children are encouraged to be independent learners and even the youngest members of our school can use Assessment For Learning techniques to self and peer assess their learning.Our curriculum is further enhanced by educational visits and residential trips, visiting theatre companies, artists and musicians and our strong links with local secondary schools, who offer specific subject teaching and opportunities to visit and use their facilities and expertise. 

Homework

Children benefit from linking their learning in school with what they do at home. This may be sharing a reading book at home or completing Mathematics and English tasks and activities appropriate for other curriculum areas.  Our Homework Policy has been developed in consultation with, staff, children and parents and reflects our aim to equip all children with the core skills they need to be successful learners The frequency of these tasks will depend on the year group involved and guidance is given as to expectations and timings. 

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