Key Learning in Subjects
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Reception and National Curriculum in Years 1 to 6.
School takes pride in providing our children with a varied and exciting curriculum that covers all subjects in depth. We teach through a thematic approach,where every class has a topic that is studied in depth throughout each half term. During each topic we encourage children to apply a variety of skills in different ways.
Please see CHILDREN section CLASS PAGES for information on our curriculum for each year group. More detailed information about individual subjects and photographs of learning within these subjects can be found in the same section CURRICULUM INFORMATION
Assessment of Progress
We look at children's starting points and set an aspirational target of what we would like them to achieve by the end of the year.
In Years 1 and Year 2 children's starting points are what they achieved at the end of Reception.
In Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) children's starting points are based on achievements at the end of Year 2.
Parents are kept informed about progress informally during Family Friday visits to the classroom and more formally in Pupil Progress Reports which are sent out at the end of teach term.
By the end of each year children are expected to be secure with the objectives for their year group, however we do appreciate that this may not be the case for some children. If children are not meeting these national expecations you will have been informed about it and will know how we are supporting your child and helping them to catch up. This may be from additional support within class or through out of class Intervention.
Similarly, where children are exceeding the expectations for their year group, we will be ensuring that they are challenged in their learning and they may also may be taking part in Intervention Programmes to extend their learning further.
Reporting to Parents
A progress report is provided at the end of autumn and spring terms to show if your child is on track with their learning and if they are requiring any additional support for academic or pastoral reasons. If parents have any queries or concerns with information in the progress report they are invoted to contact class teachers.
End of year report is provided in July to show if children have met the expectations of their year group or their current attainment if working below age-related expectations. Parents can make arrangements to discuss this report if they have any queries or concerns.
Parent Meetings All parents are provided with staff work email addresses so that immediate contact can be made if there are any concerns/queries about children.
Towards the end of the first half term, a formal meeting is arranged with all parents to discuss how children have settled in to thier new class.