We strive to ensure that the children receive a broad and balanced curriculum that includes plenty of exciting learning opportunities to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills. The project overview (below) will give you a picture of the learning planned for this half term. The children in Key Stage One will be taught Maths, Reading and Writing appropriate to the abilities in their own class. Children will also have daily handwriting lessons using the school’s cursive handwriting scheme.
As a school, we follow the R time rules. They are: show good manners at all times, follow instructions with thought and care and care for everyone and everything. Children will be rewarded in various ways including team points, stickers and certificates presented in assembly.
One area that we will be keeping you informed about this year is our Visible Learning work. Staff are taking part in training at the moment which will help to develop pupil’s understanding of their own learning and of how to become more efficient learners. So, if your child comes home and tells you they have been in ‘The Learning Pit,’ don’t panic, it is all part of their learning. Maybe you could ask them about it although please remember that they are in the early stages of this process so are just starting out on the journey.
The children in Key Stage One will be engaged in enrichment activities this year in order to support their learning. Each term, the Key Stage One team will plan opportunities that best match the learning in the classroom. This may include: enrichment days and trips. In order for trips to take place, we really appreciate and value parent help.
Please can you ensure your child has their PE kit at all times. All items, including the bag, need to be labelled. In Year One, PE days are usually Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Year One will be swimming on Monday afternoons for the first half term in Autumn and Spring. Year Two will then swim on Monday afternoons in the second half term of Autumn and Spring.
Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for Wild Tribe activities but there will be regular sessions for each year group at different times of the year. These sessions will take place on the first half term of the Autumn term for Year 2 and we will notify you when they will be for Year 1. During these times, please make sure your child has a set of old clothes, a waterproof coat and a pair of wellies.
Phonics/spelling will be taught on a daily basis in ability groups. The emphasis will be on applying their phonic knowledge in reading and writing. Below is a list of the spellings that the children must know by the end of the year. Challenge your child to learn at least 3 of these each week.