Through our creative and inspired planned learning opportunities based on a full range of subjects, learning the key skills is exciting and fun. Our teachers bring the National Curriculum alive by making links between individual subjects and applying them to topics.
For Reading, Writing and Maths our emphasis is upon individualised learning. We are committed to teaching in small groups with children working at the appropriate level of challenge and with the support they need. We split the school into three teaching groups during the morning sessions so that children are taught in groups of approximately 15 children. As well as offering small classes with individualised learning, we also have Teaching Assistants to support children in addition to the class teacher.
Children have their own ‘Learning ladders’ for English, maths and RE so that they can see their next steps for learning and teaching staff are able to teach and assess as part of an on-going process. In this way the teaching can be adapted to meet the needs of the child and any misconceptions or extension work can be addressed quickly.
Each term, we send home information about what your child will be learning and how we will develop this across the Federation with whole Federation events (such as sports events and reading for pleasure days) and cross-curricular links and trips. This means that although your child is in a small class, the potential to be part of a larger school environment and building a larger circle of friend is a key part of what we offer.
For a more detailed overview of what each year group covers, Rising Stars (an independent educational publishing company) has produced some helpful guidance on this in the form of leaflets explaining about each year group. These are available below.