Our approach to learning

Our Primary curriculum is balanced and broadly based. It consists of all the activities designed or encouraged in the school to develop the intellectual, personal, social and physical attributes of the children.

We aim to help our children, with the support of their parents to:

  • Develop into happy and confident individuals with a secure foundation in learning that will last throughout their lives
  • Develop lively and enquiring minds through knowledge with understanding
  • Establish a good level of attainment in the subjects contained in the National Curriculum
  • Value and understand religious and moral beliefs
  • Develop a respect for the views of others
  • Understand something of the world in which we live with regard for our mutual dependence on others as individuals, groups and nations
  • Appreciate human achievements and aspirations

We do this by providing:

  • A school environment in which they can enjoy developing their mental and physical abilities
  • whole school and individual staff professional development which ensures the highest quality of teaching and learning
  • opportunities to work with other children and adults in a friendly atmosphere and so develop social skills in co-operating with each other.

Our pupils are central to all our planning and this is the basis of our teaching. We have high expectations of our children. They have already learned a great deal so that we start with what is familiar and, using practical activities wherever possible, extend this knowledge. We aim to interest the children and excite them, so that they want to learn and enjoy their new skills. Success is a firm foundation for future learning and we celebrate their successes.

Our planning is detailed, inclusive and differentiated to meet all pupils’ talents, skills and abilities.

Every class in each year covers a similar curriculum – but will have individual interpretation depending on teacher interests and class needs. The work is matched to the age related expectations of the new National Curriculum.

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