Learning is at the heart of everything we do. Children need to learn to be well-rounded individuals both socially and academically and allowed to reach their full potential.
We deliver a rich 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 enrichment 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.
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, growing fruit, vegetables and flowers and our Year 5 pupils enjoy a five day residential outdoor and adventurous visit every year in Ullswater.
Learning outdoors is a particular focus for our school and we have a specialist teacher on staff 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:
- Sports skills
- Brass band
- Library Club
Our aim is to encourage confident, independent and enthusiastic learners who are curious about the world and know how to find the answers to their questions.