We strive to create an exciting environment which will stimulate children and make them want to learn and develop good long term attitudes to school and to learning. We monitor children’s progress and development carefully so that new skills and ideas can be introduced as soon as a child is ready to progress to the next stage of learning. Our aim is to ensure that every child has access and entitlement to a broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant curriculum.
We believe that children learn most effectively from first hand experiences and we endeavour to provide them wherever possible. The children engage in many practical activities and visits.
Supported by the Department for Education, Action for Children and 4Children have produced a very comprehensive guide called, ‘What to expect. When?’
This is a fantastic resource because it explains very clearly how to find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
It contains some excellent suggested activities to help your child’s learning.
For more information about the curriculum click here:
If you would like further information please contact the school.
English Overview (Recommended reads, websites and educational visits)
English Curriculum Overview
Phonics Information for parents
Here is a colour list of the most important spelling objectives taught to the children between Years 2 and 6. The colours tell you which year group the objective will be taught in, based on current curriculum expectations (although there is some overlap). The list is not exhaustive by any means, but it does detail the words that come up most frequently in standardised tests and those that the children use most frequently in their writing. The sheet is intended as a guide, not a list of spellings to learn by rote. If you would like to work with your child, please use the list as a starting point to investigate words that come under the objectives noted.
Useful spelling patterns and word lists
Here is an overview of our RWI spelling programme, which is taught from Y2 to Y6. There is a weblink – which you can follow for more information.
RWI Spelling Overview
Here are the statutory word lists issued by the Department for Education. These are words that children should know on exit from Y4 and Y6.
Statutory Word Lists
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