Thematic Approach

The National Curriculum subjects are delivered through a thematic approach. 

Each term a new theme is 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 Bug Club Phonics and Mathletics to support learners, 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 Key Stage 2 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. Bug Club Phonics and Mathletics programmes are also used in Key Stage 2. Technology is integrated into lessons where possible and subjects such as PE, Design and Technology and Modern Foreign Languages are 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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