Learning

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Our Internet Cafe is used throughout the day in addition to banks of laptops, ipads and other computers.

Learning is central to everything we do and good learning skills are promoted from the moment a child enters our school.

We deliver a wide and varied curriculum which is child-centred, building on what the children already know and enjoy. We follow the National Curriculum but enhance it with a range of extra-curricular activities which bring learning to life. Our learning environment is bright and stimulating, reflecting our exciting and enjoyable lessons.  Please check out our class pages to see the variety of rich and meaningful learning experiences that are provided for our pupils.

 

 

At this school, all our pupils think learning is “cool”!

Visits out of school and visitors into school are encouraged to help the children relate their learning to real life situations. The children have opportunities to demonstrate their learning in class assemblies and perform regularly in our Christmas Nativity and Key Stage Two concerts and musicals. All pupils learn to play a musical instrument as they progress through the school and we teach French as a modern foreign language.

The children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One follow a three year Road Safety training programme (Right Start) and enjoy their “Welly Walks” around the local area.

Older pupils have the opportunity to manage the school garden area, growing fruit, vegetables and flowers and our Year 6 pupils enjoy a three day residential outdoor and adventurous visit every year at Robinwood Activity Centre.

 

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Our two giraffes, Romeo and Juliet, live in our Library and encourage our pupils to read regularly.

Learning outdoors is a new focus for our school and we employ a specialist teacher to support our own teachers in delivering outdoor learning activities to our pupils. During their time outdoors the children participate in engaging and motivating tasks, giving them the opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation and  sound emotional and social skills. They learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others.

Our teachers and support staff demonstrate great commitment to their role in school and act as good learning models for the children in their care. They are responsive to the needs of individual children and dedicated to life long learning themselves. Most of our after school clubs are run and supported by our own staff. Recent clubs have included:

  • Netball

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    Year 3 pupils enjoyed learning to be Stone Age children in the outdoors. Look at all the delicious “food” they found!

  • Football

  • Sports skills

  • Storytelling (ICT)

  • Encyclopaedia Club

  • Choir

  • Brass band

  • Cricket

  • Drama

  • Gymnastics

  • Library Club

  • Chess

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