Thematic Approach

The National Curriculum subjects will be delivered through a thematic approach. 

Each term a new theme will be introduced with a launch. This may be an assembly, a visitor, an exciting object or news event.

Our Key Stage 1 classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage/Year 1/2 learning objectives from the National Curriculum.  Staff use a mixture of structured teaching activities, small group learning activities and free play, supplemented with Sounds Write phonics and Numicon to support learners in maths, to ensure pupils make good progress.

During all of these activities observations are made and recorded to enable staff to target the teaching to the needs of each individual.  As a result pupils are confident, enthusiastic learners who make good progress.

Our KS2 classes also follow a thematic/topic based approach following the National Curriculum. Pupils are encouraged to develop their independence as learners and to become more engaged with what and how they learn.  Technology is integrated into lessons where possible and subjects like Cooking and Nutrition, Design and Technology and Modern Foreign Languages become a regular part of the timetable. 

All of our pupils have a Learning and Life Skills thread running through their curriculum, teaching them core learning skills.

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