Governors and staff at school believe the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. This is embedded throughout all aspects of school life through the use of our Christian Values such as love, respect, forgiveness, truthfulness, joy, acceptance, trust and understanding.
Our curriculum is geared to achieving our goal of ensuring that our pupils are ‘Ready for Life’ because the school firstly teaches and embeds the required knowledge and skills at each year group level, and then provides each child with the opportunity to apply what they have been taught in the form of investigate problem-solving scenarios. The sequence of the ‘Learning Pit’ within a unit and within lessons is used to help develop the children’s resilience, wonder, ownership and success.
Wherever possible these are related to the world outside of the classroom through the use of our timetabled outdoor learning days e.g. Muddy Monday, Teamwork Tuesday, Welly Wednesday, Thrilling Thursday and Fun Filled Friday!
The school offers a broad, balanced, exciting and differentiated curriculum covering all areas of the National Curriculum through the development of our ‘Adventurous Afternoons’ and our aim is to provide a curriculum that meets the needs, interests and abilities of all children.
We do our utmost to maximise success for all children by giving them the best teaching and learning experiences. This is achieved through the use of trips, visitors, picnic walks, outdoor learning days and themed days e.g. Lego Day/Pirate Day.
This curriculum comprises of the core subjects – English, Mathematics, RE, Computing (ICT) and Science. The core subjects are taught both stand alone and as part of our ‘Adventurous Afternoons’ curriculum in which the foundation subjects are taught as part of a themed half termly topic..The foundation subjects –Design Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, French and Physical Education are delivered through our ‘Adventurous Afternoons’ curriculum. This curriculum is taught with a thematic approach but has been adapted so some subjects (science, RE and PE) are taught discretely and enhanced further with cross curricular links. Personal, Social and Health Education is also taught discretely, through our acts of worship and ‘Adventurous Afternoons’ curriculum.
Our curriculum policies specify teaching strategies and set achievement targets for the children. Parents are very welcome to read our policies, and ask for any further clarification.
An extensive range of extra-curricular activities are provided both during and after school. As well as sports, activities involving music, choirs, languages, science and art are provided by members of the school team, while external experts are engaged to run other clubs as diverse as drama and even Indian drumming!
We encourage the children to take part in fun activity days such as World Book Day and Roald Dahl Day, plus many other specially themed days where the children can dress up, create projects and models and experience a totally different school day.
If you have any questions, concerns or would like more information provided please contact the school office directly or Mrs Johnston Curriculum Lead at email@example.com