The core learning for all children involves daily lessons in the building blocks of all education reading, phonics/spelling, story-telling, handwriting, writing and mathematics.
Due to our drive to provide the best possible learning opportunities for children, we use an approach called ‘Letters and Sounds’ to support our phonics teaching, taking into account the children’s individual needs to ensure the phase and teaching approach matches their requirements. Some of the main reading schemes we use for both KS1 and KS2 are: Phonics Bug, Bug Club, Rigby Star and Rigby Navigator, Oxford Reading Tree and Big Cat. However, these are all underpinned by our own approach to teaching reading which we call RIME. This abbreviation outlines the areas we believe form the foundations of children’s comprehension skills: Retrieval, Inference, Misconceptions and Explanation. We strive to make all learning personalized and support this with weekly home learning tasks to ensure the opportunities for children to extend their knowledge can be extended; in turn, this keeps parents and carers informed of what children are completing in school.
Within school, the love of reading is promoted through our ‘Reading for Pleasure’ incentive as well as other strategies such as visits from our wellbeing (reading and learning) dog ‘Dave’ who enjoys visiting the classrooms to have children share their learning with him. You can see how much we appreciate his visits in this video here:
Children have opportunities to learn about their world and become an active member of the school as Peer Mediators, Eco warriors, School Ambassadors and Sports leaders.
Our broader curriculum includes PE, Arts Modern Foreign Language and Humanities. We use Computing across all areas of learning and children use banks of laptops and iPads. Achievement is celebrated with parents and the community through performances, exhibitions and rewards.
We provide opportunities for children to have care and support before and after school and offer a range of after school clubs.
If you require details of our curriculum please look below for our schemes of work. We hold regular information sessions for parents/carers; please look at our events pages.