"Children make particularly good progress in their literacy, numeracy and personal and social skills because they enjoy what they do and expectations are high. The teaching of phonics is very good, as is the development of children’s writing and number skills." Ofsted May 2015
What and how are we teaching your child?
This section of the website aims to give you some idea of curriculum coverage for each year group, as well as tell you more about how we teach some of the core elements in school - reading, writing and maths.
What is happening in each year group in Spring 2018?
Here is the information from the Autumn 2017 term:
How do we teach your child to read?
You can read about how reading is taught in school in the following 2 documents:
What process do we go through when we teach writing?
You can read about how writing is taught in school in the following 2 documents:
How do we assess the progress your child is making in school?
You can read the school's Assessment Policy. This will provide you with information on how we assess progress, how we gather data and when this occurs throughout the year.
PE and Games - Working with First Steps
Making learning fun and challenging
We believe children learn best through doing and through enjoying achieving their own personalised goals. From this September 2015, all children in school are striving to achieve their learning goals, as when they have demonstrated they can apply their learning challenge on at least 3 separate occasions, they can put a raffle ticket in the box and have a chance to win prizes weekly in our Achievement Assembly.
Building further on our personalised learning goals is a heightened set of expectations of performance across school. Teachers are set challenging targets to improve pupil progress, but children are also expected to perform at their best level at all times.
We have this year introduced the 'Pen Licence'! When children have shown that they are producing their best work consistently using our cursive script technique, they are then allowed to write in pen in their books. This has caused a real buzz of excitement in school, and not only that, has clearly improved the quality of presentation of all children.
Our handwriting style: