The mastery of reading, literacy, numeracy and the investigatory skills of science are of great importance. The school provides a variety of resources that encourage children to acquire these skills and the ability to apply them to real-life situations. They are encouraged to express themselves orally, to listen, to comprehend and to appreciate the value and importance of relationships between these subjects. A firm foundation in these skills is of significance throughout their entire education and adult life.
Teachers teach through a variety of teaching styles and methods to ensure that all areas of the National Curriculum are covered. Children are taught in whole class, group or individual settings.
The National Curriculum is complemented by additional curricular areas: personal and social education, gender and multi-cultural issues, equal opportunities and citizenship.
Assessment of Year 2 and 6 pupils takes place in the summer term using National Tests. Children in Years 3, 4 and 5 sit optional Sats for school assessment. In Years 3 and 6 pupils sit Cheshire Tests.
Capenhurst is a Controlled Church of England School which works in partnership with the Church and the Local Education Authority. Its Christian nature is an important value of school life. Religious Education is taught according to the agreed Cheshire Syllabus.
Collective worship is held daily. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and from school worship.
P.E. is taught by the class teacher. Full use is made of community facilities and we are fortunate to have the full support of Urenco (situated within the village) in using their large sports field. Whitby High School offers children in years 4, 5 and 6 the use of their sports hall and facilities.
Through physical education children develop physically, creatively, socially and emotionally. We provide many varied outdoor activities and both boys and girls are encouraged equally.
We encourage children to learn more about the world they live in. We have excellent links with schools in Spain, Greece and Holland. The children’s learning is enhanced through exciting and creative project work. The school has achieved the International School award from the British Council.
Modern Foreign Languages
From September 2005 all children will be taught a modern foreign language on a weekly basis for one session of a school day. This
will be delivered by
a specialist teacher.
From September 2005 all children will receive curriculum music lessons from a specialist music teacher.
To help prepare our children for adolescence and the changes they experience (physically and emotionally) we have specific sex education lessons for children in year 6.
HomeworkHomework is set according to the needs of the children and at the discretion of the class teacher. Class teachers forward details to parents at the commencement of the school year about their child’s homework programme. Throughout the school the children will be encouraged to develop a love of reading in the home.a