Governors’ Curriculum Statement
"We endeavour to educate the whole child. We ensure that each child develops academically, socially, morally and emotionally. We achieve high standards by providing a broad and balanced curriculum.
The core subjects of Literacy, Numeracy, Science and IT are an important focus. We also place equal emphasis on the Foundation Subjects and expect each child to achieve his or her potential across the curriculum.
We provide a variety of opportunities for each child to develop his or her creativity through Literacy, Numeracy, Science, IT, Music, Art, Design, Dance, Drama, Geography, History and RE and aim to complete the all round development of each child by ensuring that he or she acquires the relevant life skills through PSHE and Citizenship."
All children follow the requirements of the National Curriculum, comprising Mathematics, English, Science, Technology, History, Geography, PE, RE, Art and Music, which ensures a strong foundation in reading, writing and mathematics within a broad framework.
Our first classroom is well resourced with a range of play activities and equipment. Opportunities for role play are created each half term; children also have a puppet theatre and a shop in which to play. Our small class sizes enable us to ensure carefully planned learning experiences for our Reception Year children.
Children work on a daily programme of activities to provide them with all the strategies needed to learn to read. These are then extended to foster fluency and comprehension. Enjoyment of stories, traditional and modern, is balance with a study of poetry and information books.
Reading at school and at home
Each child has a folder which contains their individual reading book. They can study this book at home and at.
Children work on a daily programme during which they learn mental strategies in number. There is an excellent bank of resources which support the learning of order and position of number, addition, subtraction, multiplying and division. There is much opportunity for practical masuring, in weight, capacity, time and length.
The whole school meets for daily assembly. The school has links with our Parish Vicar who visits regularly to take assemblies.
In the weekly theme for RE children will focus on:
Learning about Christianity and listending to stories from the Bible
Learning about other cultures and relgions, and about the wide ethnic diversity that is found in our country.
Considering their own feelings, attitudes and personal development through stories, activities, songs and artwork.
Homework is provided weekly to follow up or add to work done in school. Parents are encouraged to read with and to their children on a daily basis.
Children are often given homework that arises from topic work.