Our long term curriculum showing themes and the development of British Values, Personal and Social and Health Education:
As a church school we teach RE as a discreet subject following the Diocese of Guildford guidelines. We also use Godly Play throughout the year which encourages children to engage and reflect on stories from The Bible. We mark special times in the church year and end each term with a service at All Saints Church.
Reading and Phonics
The teaching of reading is an important part of every day. We use the Book Band system for organising books into coloured bands. Our youngest children will begin on pink level and progress through the Book Bands as they progress through the school. Reading is taught through guided reading sessions and supplemented by individual reading whenever possible. Children also receive daily phonics teaching using the Letters and Sounds programme supplemented by Jolly Phonics.
PE and Sports and FOREST SCHOOLS
The physical development of our pupils plays and important role in our school. The PE and Sports curriculum is taught by our own staff who have completed training using the funding given to schools. We also follow the "Activate" programme each day in class, where children spend 5-10 minutes following this physical activity programme which helps get the body ready to learn. We are also part of the Weydon Sports partnership and each term our KS1 children will visit Weydon to take part in a sporting activity with other infant aged children. We are passionate about giving children opportunities for learning outside the classroom and for using our local environment and try to reflect this in our planning. This year we are starting to offer all classes Forest School sessions using the woodland behind the school.
We have a music specialist who comes into school once a week to take a class for curriculum music and then lead whole school in singing. Throughout the year all children will benefit from the expertise of Mrs Kirk.