Curriculum

 The Whole Curriculum…

 

 

“Success for All”

 

 

 

The curriculum is the tool that we use to achieve this aim. The greatest percentage of time is devoted to teaching the “Core Subjects” with the “Foundation Subjects” taught separately or interlinked.

 

 

    Core Subjects:

·        Literacy

·        Numeracy

·        Science

·        I.C.T

·        Religious Education

 

 

Foundation Subjects:

 

·        Physical Education

·        Art & Design

·        History

·        Geography

·        Design & Technology

·        Music

·        Health & Sex Education

·        Personal, Social Health, Education and Citizenship

 

 

 

A wide variety of Extra Curricular Activities and Clubs are on offer throughout the year, depending on take-up and staff availability. Clubs we have offered recently include: Rounders, Football, Netball, Hockey, Cooking, Art & Craft, Science, Maths, Drama, Recorders, Story, Film, Watercolour Painting, Reading, Chess, Parachute, Wii, American Football, Cricket, Music, Messy Play, Animation, Tag Rugby, Warhammer Model Painting, TKMA (Martial Arts), Library, Capture the Castle, Tennis, Tri-Golf, Playground Games, Gardening and Young Voices (Choir), Crochet, Performing Arts, Scouts, Gym, Lego/Construction, Philosophy, Wildlife Explorers. A Residential Visit is offered to Year 6 pupils.

 

 

THE WHOLE CURRICILUM

We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum matched to the children’s needs. We pride ourselves on a very wide variety of sports opportunities being offered to the children. We are a member of the Boston and District Sports Partnership.

 

 

FOUNDATION STAGE

When children first come to school the foundation laid down by the family is the starting point for your child. We place emphasis on the teaching of good listening and social skills through activity based learning experiences. This forms the foundation for independent learning skills.

 

 

 

KEY STAGE 1

The skills and attitudes learnt during the Foundation stage will be built upon in Key Stage 1 giving your child access to the whole curriculum as they practice and perfect the skills they have acquired and learn new skills. Their progress will be tested at the end of Year 2 (Key Stage 1 SATs) and compared to the progress of other pupils of the same age throughout the country.

 

 

 

KEY STAGE 2

At this stage, more developed learning skills will allow the skills and knowledge of discussion, experimenting, listening, thinking, and problem solving to be taught. Our older pupils are encouraged to take a more responsible leading role in the school, as prefects and peer mediators, helping younger pupils. At the end of Key Stage 2, our Year 6s take the Key Stage 2 SATs and we give every support to pupils where parents wish them to take common entrance tests for selective schools (11+).

 

 

 

HOMEWORK

Homework is a very important part of our “Success for All” philosophy. It is a chance to strengthen the home/school partnership. Reading books are allowed home every night. We like our pupils to share their books with parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, not only reading but also discussing stories, pictures and facts that have been gleaned from all kinds of books.

We also give children research tasks, designed to extend this learning and become self-motivated and active life-long learners. Please support and encourage your child in order to maximize the benefits.

Our expectation is that a child will spend more time on homework as they progress through the school. Outstanding effort is rewarded with team points and celebrated in our achievement assemblies.

At all times we rely on your encouragement, as parents, to help your child with homework. However, it MUST NOT become a ‘battle’, as this de-motivates and destroys the love of learning we are aiming for. Each year group has its own arrangements for WEEKLY homework.