From September 2014 we are delivering and developing the New Primary Curriculum. Our schemes of work have been updated and reflect the content and challenge of the new curriculum. Teachers have received training and have access to planning tools such as The Power of Reading, Cornerstones Creative Curriculum and Hamilton Trust. We feel that though Cornerstones we are able to provide an engaging curriculum for all our pupils.
From September 2014 children in years 1, 3, 4 and 5 will be assessed without using National Curriculum levels. We will assess children in these year groups in relation to age-related expectations. National Curriculum levels will continue to be used in year 2 and 6, but only for the academic year 2014-15. We will be using Assertive Mentoring to assess the children and identify gaps in learning for targeted teaching. Our aim is that every pupil reaches their full potential and enjoys learning.
Our creative curriculum has been chosen and developed to meet the needs of all our pupils. We want to engage our children through an exciting curriculum which inspires children to engage, develop, innovate and express through the topics. We aim for all our pupils to develop and maintain a passion for learning. We will be using Cornerstones Creative Curriculum which has been developed with inspirational learning activities. Our teachers aim to create a classroom environment that allows children to learn in a way that motivates and interests them.
Please see your child’s class section to find out more information on their current creative curriculum topic and ways in which you can support your child at home.
We aim to support our pupils in becoming well-rounded children who can play a positive part as tomorrow's citizens. We are further developing the area of promoting the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for others, such as those with different faiths and beliefs.
We are developing links with the community. Our school choir regularly visit local care homes and perform for the visitors. The school council work hard with fund raising activities to support a local charity. We have a school allotment where the children enjoy growing different produce each year. After harvesting our produce we have shared it with the community. Through our links with a local secondary school we are able to offer some More Able Maths sessions in year 6 and French lessons in key stage 2.
During the year we have theme weeks, such as Literacy/Book Weeks, Maths days, Arts Week and Science Week, which allow children to develop their skills in a more focused way. Your child will take part in educational trips that reinforce learning taking place in the classroom. We have a specialist music teacher and individual music lessons are available on request.
We follow and develop the National Curriculum to meet our children's needs. We aim to bring the curriculum to life for the children while developing pupil’s independence and team building skills through problem solving skills and learning opportunities.
You will be able to find out more information regarding your child’s current topics on your child’s class website page. If you have any questions about what your child is learning at school please arrange a time to discuss it further with your child’s teacher.