Curriculum and teaching
We teach a broad and balanced range of subjects incorporating the National Curriculum: English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, History, Geography, Design Technology, Art and Design, Music, PE, Citizenship, Religious Education and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) are taught to all pupils. French is taught throughout the school..
Our close links with Loughton Manor and Glastonbury Thorn Schools ensure that the Year 3 curriculum builds on what pupils have learned previously, so no one ever feels out of his or her depth. We continue to set challenging and enjoyable work at an appropriate level for pupils’ ability throughout their time with us.
Classes are made up of children from one year group. Teaching methods are flexible and geared to the task in hand, with group and individual teaching within classes. Interactive whiteboards in all classrooms are just one of the tools we use to make learning interesting and enjoyable.
Children enjoy the stimulation provided by our subject focus weeks, which give opportunities to look at key subjects in more depth. Recent themed weeks which have excited and inspired everyone have included Book Week, Creative Arts Week, Creative Writing Week, Maths Week and Monster Week.
To find out more about what each year group is doing go to the What's Happening section.
Extra curricular activities
We actively encourage sporting activities, both team and individual, throughout the school. These have included athletics, country dancing, cross-country running, gymnastics, hockey, netball, soccer and tag rugby. Our cross-country, football, hockey and netball teams have been particularly successful, and have often won Milton Keynes Schools competitions.
Whenever possible we enter school teams in local competitions, arrange friendly matches and extend our pupils’ experiences. Our hockey team has enjoyed the opportunity to play matches in the National Hockey Stadium. We have also established links with local sports clubs such as Bletchley Rugby Club, Loughton Football Club, Milton Keynes Athletics Club, Milton Keynes Hockey Club and MK Lions Basketball Club.
We have extensive facilities for music, dance and drama, with regular productions which are enjoyed by all. In 2006, over 40 of our children performed in a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Our orchestra, choir and groups of musicians have performed in Middleton Hall and at MK Theatre, in the heart of Milton Keynes and have taken part in the Milton Keynes Festival of Arts and numerous other events and competitions. There are also opportunities for pupils to develop skills in chess, art and mathematics at our other after-school clubs.
Have a look at this year's Club Schedule to find out what is available at the moment.
“Great sound and very good dynamics. Excellent ensemble and stonking trumpets!”
Adjudicator, MK Brass Festival
Information and Communication Technology
Our innovative ICT suite opened in 2002 with space and facilities for an entire class to work on computers together. Elsewhere in the school we have a range of other computers, including a trolley of 15 laptop computers, available for use by any class. Every class has an interactive whiteboard which enables pupils and staff to share methods and information and allows the internet to be used as a whole-class teaching resource. Click here to find out what one year 4 class said about their Smart Board.
ICT is integrated throughout the curriculum and children have opportunities to develop a wide range of ICT skills including preparing web pages; producing Powerpoint presentations and taking, displaying and manipulating their own digital photographs.
Each computer in the school has instant and secure access to the internet via a broadband connection. All pupils and staff have their own user area and email address.