We continually strive to bring real life experiences and opportunities into the curriculum and immerse the children within the current theme and make learning relevant. Each term, the pupils experience a number of units with a particular context that allows them to learn new skills, concepts and knowledge. This is outlined for parents in a termly newsletter that gives information about the learning that will take place.
To support learning, many planned ‘first hand’, practical experiences and built into the framework to support learning. These may be visits or visitors to the school and form an integral part of the curriculum. In order for these visits to take place we often rely upon a financial contribution.
All Year 3 and6 pupils have the chance to take part in a residential visit. This year we are also providing the Year 4 pupils with an opportunity for a residential visit.
We aim to encourage independence from an early age and support the children in overcoming barriers to learning. We support the children in choosing their own resources, places to work and approaches to tasks. ICT skills are developed throughout the curriculum in order to provide children with key skills they will need in later life. All children receive specialist teaching in French on a weekly basis. Other subjects such as PE, music , art are often delivered by specialists.
Our school ethos is based upon positive reinforcement. There is a vast array of systems for pupils to be recognised for their success and achievement on a personal level and hope that his will encourage the children to be proud of themselves and others and have high aspirations.
Finally, we wish to promote our school motto’ Do your best….Be our best’ as a collaborative approach to success for all.