All Saints CofE Aided Infant School

Love to Learn and Learn to Love

Forest School engages and inspires our pupils to learn and explore in a woodland setting, whilst teaching self-esteem, team work and how to truly value the stunning natural world"What an amazing Sports Day! Watching the children support and cheer each other on was just lovely and demonstrates, yet again, what a special school All Saints has become"All Saints aims to provide a happy, family atmosphere in a Christian Community which delights in learning in a safe, stimulating environment."I consider my child very lucky to be attending a school that is teaching her, not only the ever-changing curriculum, but also (and far more importantly) that it is fun to LEARN"“There is a good range of high quality additional activities that enrich the curriculum and promote pupil’s development and enjoyment” Ofsted


In September 2014 a New National Curriculum came into force. Each year group has a clear set of objectives which must be followed, but schools have been given the freedom on how they are delivered. Our school took this opportunity to look at our curriculum and design it around the needs of our children.  We have designed whole school themes to give continuity which teachers then adapt to suit the needs of their class.  We enhance our curriculum with regular visitors to school and planned visits that link into the class themes.


Our long term curriculum showing themes and the development of British Values, Personal and Social and Health Education:  


Religious 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.