We have written our own curriculum based on a story telling approach and this is linked to cross curricular units.
We have woven the expectation of the 2014 National Curriculum into each unit and currently write out the progression of subjects across the whole school to ensure we are able to clearly show how each unit links to progress expectations.
Each half term we learn a text using oral rehearsal and then invent and innovate a text on our own. We link texts to our topic and can often be found out on school trips and visits to further enhance our learning.
We have a bespoke maths programme which incorporates the best of the many widely available schemes but follows our own leaching and leaning structure. In addition, we have additional curriculum support from a dedicated team of external providers who ensure our pupils all experience Spanish, music, forest school, sailing.
We use “Kagan” structures to ensure all pupils are fully engaged in the learning in class and our pupils thrive on the support this gives them in both learning and social situations.
As a school we make good use of additional support in the form of ICT packages to enhance leading. The school has a number of laptops as well as iPads and ensures all year groups have access to these.
We boast a very well stocked library and have our own librarian who can often be found enjoying a book of her own!
We provide a range of extra-curricular clubs including cricket, high five, football, dance and many more, we also have an award-winning choir!
Read Write Inc
In KS1 we also use Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, which provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK’s primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.Each Read Write Inc. programme meets the higher expectations of the new curriculum and uses effective assessment to accelerate every child’s progress
We also have a number of well-established intervention packages in use across the school to support pupils to make additional progress.