The School curriculum actively promotes the British Values of
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
- participation in community life
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Our curriculum is broad and balanced and seeks to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life in modern Britain
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All children in Key Stage 1 have a daily phonics lesson, following the ‘letters and sounds programme’. Children are streamed by ability in Years 1 and 2 and, from January of their Reception Year. Children are taught in their streamed ability group for 6 weeks and are then assessed to decide whether they need to move to the next phase of phonics.
We use a number of reading scheme books, with the early books very closely linked to the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonics programme. Reading books are banded with children progressing through the bands.
Children are grouped by reading ability in their classes to enable reading to be taught in ‘guided’ groups. In addition, opportunities are provided for children to read on a one-to-one basis for extra practice, or where they require specific reading intervention.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 take reading books home to encourage practice. In addition, all children are able to choose books from the School Library to take home and have access to an online reading programme called ‘Bug Club’.
Building Learning Power
The children are developing independent learning skills through “Building Learning Powers”. They are learning about being:
Good learning is recognised in the weekly learning assembly.
Children have the opportunity to make a number of trips out during their time in school. There are opportunities to join lunchtime activities such as ball skills and cheerleading. A range of specialists also visit the school. including theatre groups and artists. During the year we may offer after-school clubs for football, dance or cheerleading.