We have three classes in the school.
Our EYFS and KS1 teacher is Melissa Preston.
The Infants classroom has direct access to an outdoor learning area for our EYFS children. The emphasis is on high quality, varied experiences through play, enabling them to discover and gain knowledge at first hand, as well as acquiring basic skills in literacy and numeracy. In this environment, our children become enthusiastic, inquisitive and independent learners. In this way children are well equipped with the skills and knowledge required for the National Curriculum, which they start as they move into Year 1.
In Years 1 and 2, children are taught the National Curriculum through topic-based Schemes of Work. The basic reading, writing and maths skills are applied throughout the curriculum. Children have access to a writing area, book corner, maths area, role play, art and craft area, sand or water exploration, computers and construction equipment. At the end of Year 2, pupils are given a Teacher Assessment that is submitted to the Local Authority. These assessments include observations, work samples and other informal tests.
These are the four year groups (3-6) in Key Stage Two.
They are taught by Mrs Stephens and Mrs Mansbridge.
They are taught by Mrs Wootton.
The children are taught in a variety of groupings: whole class, ability grouped and in small groups when appropriate. We endeavour to develop the children’s learning skills by encouraging them to initiate their own questions and by using a wide variety of sources to find the answers and present this information to their peers.
The curriculum is based around broad topics that encompass a range of subjects. Cross-curricular links are made wherever possible to provide meaningful contexts in which the children can apply their learning, literacy and numeracy skills.
There is national testing in May for Year 6. Individual results are published to parents showing the level the child has reached in relation to the nationally expected achievements for that age group.