Our approach to learning is based on three key words:
Creativity! Choice! Challenge!
Each day we strive to ensure that the children enjoy their learning, by making it varied and relevant. In response, our children thrive and tell us that they like learning. We challenge each and every one of them to be thinking and creative learners.
Our curriculum is based on a cross-curricular topic approach which was graded 'outstanding' by Ofsted in October 2008. It was designed by our teachers. It gives staff and pupils alike the opportunity to be creative and challenged in their learning.
One parent recently wrote:
'This is a wonderful school. As I am in the process of putting my third child through the school, I am able to see the continually clever and thoughtful way topics are introduced and followed by teachers and how they link things together to help the children see and understand the bigger picture.'
Topics currently being investigated by the children are:
|Reception||Pirates, People who help us, Seaside|
|Year One||Van Gogh's bedroom, Puppets, Walking on the Moon|
|Years Two||Reduce, Re-Use, Repair, Recycle, Fairytales, London's Burning|
|Year Three||Water, Dragons, WW2 Evacuees, Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch|
|Year Four and Five||Impressions of a Meadow, Victorians,|
|Year Six||Icons, The Normans.|
Please see our 'Working with Families' Booklet on the Policies page for more information on the topics for your child this year.