Teaching and Learning
We are proud of the broad, challenging and innovative curriculum we offer, our inclusive ethos, the huge enthusiasm our children have for learning, and the ways in which we seek to involve parents and carers in the life of the school.
Our Foundation Stage department welcomes children from the age of four, and provides high quality learning experiences for all. The curriculum is delivered through carefully planned play opportunities as well as focused teaching groups. There is a particular focus on the development of the speaking and listening skills that underpin reading, writing, and all other learning. Children in Reception have rich and stimulating experiences due to the learning environment being very well planned and organised. It provides structure for teaching within which our children explore experiment, plan and make decisions for themselves, thus enabling them to learn, develop and make good progress.
At Key Stage One, our pupils experience a challenge based curriculum that builds on their learning at Foundation Stage. They become increasingly skilled and confident at reading, writing and maths, and have a wealth of opportunities to apply these skills across a highly creative curriculum.
At Key Stage Two, learning challenges pupils thinking further, again through focused teaching of the key reading, writing and maths skills, and application of these within a creative curriculum. By the end of Year 6, our pupils are academically and personally ready for the move to secondary education.
In addition, we provide many learning opportunities outside of lesson time. From our Early Start and after-school clubs, to sport competitions and residential visits, our pupils are constantly challenged and motivated to acquire new skills, concepts and knowledge.