A variety of teaching and learning styles are used, including whole class, group activities and individual work. This allows the individual needs of the children to be catered for by both teaching and support staff.
All staff plan the work for the children using detailed schemes of work that have been devised to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum, and also build on previous work.
Teachers and support staff work closely together to ensure that this approach delivers continuity for every child. Additional keep up /catch up session are provided by the teaching staff in some subject areas to ensure that children have a good understanding in core subjects. Support staff also provide additional intervention sessions for target children, identified by the class teacher.
The National Curriculum is composed of the core subjects: English, Mathematics and Science, supported by the foundation subjects of Computing and Communication Technology (ICT), History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Art and Design, and, Design and Technology. Religious Education is taught following the Hampshire syllabus.
In addition to this, a modern foreign language, currently French, is taught across Key Stage Two by a specialist French teacher.
These subjects will be taught in many ways; we try to ensure that our curriculum is creative and stimulating and as far as possible these subjects will be linked together into a themed topic.
Occasionally classes may combine to allow alternative grouping of children, but work will always be fully planned to match the children’s abilities and extend their understanding and development of skills in the most appropriate way.
The school uses the government approved Read, Write Inc Phonics Scheme.
We also employ an experienced Reading Recovery teacher, who provides 12 week intensive reading courses for children in Year 1, and for children who join the school with reading difficulties.
Please click on the CLASSES page to see curriculum coverage documents for each year group. If you would like to know more about the curriculum then please look at the National Curriculum and contact the school office.
All documents on this website are available as hard copies free of charge, on request from the school office.