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Children and Learning

We deliver the Foundation Stage Curriculum to children in Nursery and Reception. We deliver the National Curriculum to children from year 1 to year 6.

Across all areas of the curriculum there is a focus on the key development of basic skills. However, the curriculum is taught in a variety of ways to ensure children are engaged in their learning. There will be opportunities to learn from first hand experiences, discussing ideas with a partner or small group, expressing themselves through written work, drama, art and physical activities. Such a variety of activities helps to keep children focused and learning.

Writing is a strength across school due to the good teaching of sentence structure and the high quality of feedback pupils receive regarding their writing.                                                                        Ofsted Report October 2012

Some subjects are taught in isolation and others are linked so children can see the relationship between subjects.

We recognise that children have different abilities and access their own learning through a variety of learning styles. Our staff are able to cater for these differences through the differentiation of activities planned using a variety of approaches. We are skilled at meeting the breadth of different ability and language needs within our classes and at stretching our more able children through our successful accelerated programme.

We aim to make learning a stimulating activity that will foster the desire for our children to be lifelong learners who are not afraid to make mistakes and take risks.

The curriculum excites and motivates pupils and helps them to practise and build their skills in reading, writing and mathematics. The excellent opportunities that are planned for pupils’ spiritual, moral and social development build on the school’s rich cultural diversity and ensure that the school is a cohesive community.                                                                     Ofsted October