The school has a three/four form entry.
There are nine/ten classes of single or mixed age groups, as numbers on roll dictate. The teacher for each class is responsible for the children’s work and progress, although the children may at times be working with other teachers in other teaching areas.
The Foundation Stage
The Foundation Stage is for children aged 3-5, and by the time children are in reception classes they are working towards the end of the Foundation Stage. The children will follow six broad areas of learning called the Early Learning Goals. These are taught through a cross-curricular approach.
The foundations for future learning are laid at this stage of the children’s development. The six areas follow: personal, social and emotional development; communication language and literacy; mathematical development; knowledge and understanding of the world; and physical and creative development.
Much of the work is experienced through practical activities and children will communicate their ideas both orally and on paper.
Key Stage 1 - Years 1 and 2
At Key Stage 1 all schools have to teach the National Curriculum subjects. These are: English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Design & Technology, History, Geography (Humanities), Art & Design, Music, Physical Education. We also teach Religious Education as well as Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship.
ICT is taught in its own right as well as across all the other subjects. We often choose to teach these subjects through a topic or themed approach.
At the end of Key Stage 1, each National Curriculum subject has a target, which children should reach, in a particular level of skill, level and understanding.
School Worship and Religious Education
Religious education is taught through the QCA schemes of work, which includes Christianity among other faiths. A daily act of worship is held in school and parents are invited to join class assemblies from time to time. Parents who wish their children to be withdrawn from Religious Education and Harvest and Christmas celebrations should contact the Headteacher.
We aim to teach Sexual Relationships Education through our PSHE Curriculum. Children are encouraged to think about relationships and the emotional physical changes of growing up. Children’s questions are answered as they arise, as appropriate to their stage of development.
Physical Education and Sport
At Key Stage 1, pupils follow three main areas of activity: Games (including simple competitive team games), Gymnastic activity and Dance. We use the indoor and outdoor environments where appropriate. Our Adventure Playground supports the development of pupil co-operation and general confidence in physical activities.