Our curriculum is designed to enable all children to make good progress through lessons that are both challenging and enjoyable. We aim to develop children's knowledge, understanding and skills through well-balanced lessons which allow all our children to develop their personal talents and skills. Our learning is based around famous films, books and historical periods which we believe will capture children's interest and encourage their curiosity.
We use a range of resources to support learning and try to ensure these are presented in a variety of ways, which suit a range of learning styles.
In English, our resources are selected for their appropriateness to the task in hand. This often includes, extracts of text, visual or audio exerts and lots of discussion work. Reading and writing tasks in English often link to other areas of the curriculum. Use of software such as Bug Club, Spelling Bug, Espresso and Purple Mash provide children with opportunities to revise and consolidate their learning following the lesson. These are also available to pupils at home through the school's Virtual Learning Environment.
In Maths, we use the Abacus Scheme of work, alongside White Rose Hub as a basis for our learning. Teachers then adapt the plans to suit the immediate needs of their learners. Games and activities which reinforce and extend learning are available both to use in school and at home.