Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for the children using relevant and, wherever possible, real experiences to assist the learning process. For all children there is a planned progression of work.
As the primary curriculum becomes increasingly diverse and complex, presenting this succinctly, is more difficult. For the purpose of the school brochure we have produced an outline of the curriculum areas which your child will study. If you require further information, School Policy Documents and National Curriculum Programmes of Study are available in school.
We have an excellent track record for teaching children to read. The whole basis of School Policy is to promote a love of books and to work in partnership with parents. From their first week in school your child will bring a reading book home on a regular basis. Please talk with your child's class teacher about how you can support the work that is being done in school. Children read a mixture of real books and reading scheme books that provide core structure when needed.
observations, explorations, experiments, living things, plants, animals, space, elements, weather, light, colour, sound, forces, power, electricity
We have a range of computer hardware in school; 7 PCs, all with Internet access and an interactive whiteboard as well as 2 Acorn computers, most with printers. In addition, we have a whole library of software to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. Children are encouraged to use these resources across the curriculum. Activities include:
Caring for others, living in communities, famous people who have helped others, conservation and caring for the planet, feeding the world, developing a responsible attitude, caring for pets and animals.
At Ambergate School we provide information and opportunity for discussion on the Christian and other religious faiths. We seek to promote empathy, respect and tolerance towards other people. The children will be told Bible stories, they will also be told stories from other religions. We do recognise and celebrate the main Christian festivals in school, however, we also try to widen the children's knowledge of the festivals celebrated by other religions.
Parents do have the right to withdraw their child from religious education and collective worship.
Art and Craft
Personal and Social Education
One of the great advantages of a small school such as ours is the development of a close knit family ethos in which all our children are helped to show consideration and respect for others. Ourselves, safety, relationships, working together and caring for others, sharing looking after our bodies, dental hygiene, physical fitness.