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 friends is a key part of what we offer.
We follow the New National Curriculum 2014 which can be found at this link https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum. English and Maths are taught in timetabled lessons in the mornings and many of the other subjects are taught through exciting topics in the afternoons. We link English and maths to these topics, where appropriate, so that the children may use and apply the skills they have learned across the curriculum.
For a parent guide for year to year targets please see our parent page.