School Organisation

Classes

We have eight classes (two Reception classes and one class per year group from Year 1 to Year 6).  Each class, containing up to 30 children, is taught by their class teacher and benefits from the support of a teaching assistant. 

Curriculum

We teach an exciting and rigorous curriculum which draws on the best resources and methodology currently available and enables pupils to develop all round skills in preparation for their futures in our rapidly changing world. We follow the National Curriculum for Maths and English and teach other subjects through an engaging, thematic approach - the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Within this, children have Learning Goals for subject-related knowledge, understanding and skills; Personal Goals to help them develop positive attributes and abilities such as teamwork, enquiry, perseverance, morality; Society and International Goals to help prepare them for life in modern Britain and the wider world. All aspects of the National Curriculum are covered by the IPC.

We also draw on the local area to enhance children's learning experiences. For example, we provide a 6 week block of BMX skills development as part of our KS2 PE curriculum, led by staff from the National Cycling Centre (just 1km from our school).

Assembly is held daily and adds to our whole school community ethos. A weekly 'Celebration Assembly', to which families are invited, gives children an opportunity to grow in self-confidence as they celebrate achievements both in and out of school.

Specialist Teaching

All classes receive a weekly PE lesson and a weekly computing lesson from specialist teachers.

Extra-Curricular Activities

We organise and run an ever-developing programme of after-school clubs. Clubs offered to date have included languages (Sign Language, Arabic, French, Chinese); sports (football, multi-sports); the arts (drama, dance, art, claymation, knitting); science and technology (Code Club, gardening); Maths and English (Mathemagicians, Word Wizards).

The School Day

School hours are:

Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception)

Morning session 8.50 – 12.00
Afternoon session 1.00 – 3.25

Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2)

Morning session 8.50 – 12.00
Break time 10.30 – 10.45
Afternoon session 1.00 – 3.25
Break time 2.30 – 2.45

Key Stage 2 (Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5)

Morning session 8.50 – 12.25
Break time 10.30 – 10.45
Afternoon session 1.25 – 3.30

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