Our children are in classes which, from September 2017, were all named after endangered animals which was decided and voted on by the children in the summer of 2016.
Each class has an allocated teacher who is responsible for the planning, delivery and assessment of all curriculum areas as well as pastoral care. The teachers plan together in year groups to ensure consistency across each year. Teaching Assistants work across all classes to support the teacher but also to work with children who require extra support whether as part of a specific need or a particular intervention.
Our curriculum is designed to excite and inspire children into wanting to learn. We teach non-core subjects in blocks for example:
Year 4 unit of The Ice Palace incorporates science and English with the children exploring how solids, liquids and gasses change inspired by the book The Ice Palace by Robert Swindells
The Y2 unit ‘What a Load of Rubbish!’ links science and geography with recycling and caring for the environment
The Year 1 unit called ‘Toy Story’ encourages the children to consider how toys are made, how their parts move and how our toys are different to those our parents and grandparents played with
In Year 3 one of their units ‘Wacky Races’ incorporates science and design technology where the children design and make their own wooden framed buggies
These units of work are adapted each year to meet the needs of the children in particular year groups.