Colehill First is set in pleasant wooded surroundings, and features brand new, purpose-built accommodation which was completed in December 2004. This has full disabled access, and comprises an ICT suite featuring 16 networked PC workstations; a large hall which is well equipped for P.E., music and drama lessons; a bright and well resourced library; 5 classrooms, one for each year group and accommodation for our partner pre-school, Colehill Nursery.
Every classroom has direct access to the outdoor environment and this enables outdoor learning to feature strongly within the curriculum. Our facilities are put to good use for environmental studies, geography, our annual sponsored walk, the school summer fete, sports day and, of course, physical education. We have excellent play facilities including a zoned playground, a play trail and a mini-climbing wall. The field is used at playtimes whenever weather permits.
Colehill Nursery offers pre school provision for children aged 2 – 5 years. This is very much part of our school and the children are offered a foundation curriculum which continues in our reception class and dovetails into the National Curriculum as the children enter Year 1.
We have five classes – one for each year group, from Reception to Year 4. Our nursery and Year R classes are based at the southern end of the building, where they share secluded outdoor play facilities. Classes are arranged up the corridor from years 1 to 4 in chronological order.
Our school policies and schemes of work have been developed following the National Curriculum and National Primary Strategies. Subjects are divided into core and foundation subjects.
CORE English (Literacy), Mathematics (Numeracy), Science,
Information Communication Technology and Religious Education.
FOUNDATION Design Technology, Geography, History, Music, Art, and P.E.
The National Curriculum is organised subject by subject, but at Colehill First School we recognise that young children do not always learn effectively in separate subject compartments! That’s why we carefully organise learning topics around contexts that are meaningful and relevant to the children, and enable subjects to be combined effectively together. In the National Curriculum, each subject has its own distinct learning objectives, and teachers at Colehill work hard to ensure that these are effectively addressed within the learning topics.
National Curriculum Year Groups
Nursery and Reception: Foundation Stage
Years 1 and 2: Key Stage One
Years 3 and 4: Key Stage Two