Building Learning Power
Building Learning Power

This is the story that we introduce to the children in Reception. It explains all about the animals that we talk about in class. Each animal has a different learning power!        

Wise Owl 

Useful Unicorn

Try-Again Tortoise

Altogether Ants

From our Building Learning Power Workshop January 2018: The introduction .


Curriculum Schemes
Curriculum Schemes

Our Curriculum

We have revised our curriculum to be in line with the new expectations of the National Curriculum 2014. The content covered in Years 1 and 2 is attached to this page.

Throughout our school we follow Read Write Inc for our phonics curriculum. Our reading scheme starts with the Oxford Reading Tree and as the children become more proficient we allow them to read age appropriate books.

Equalities runs through our curriculum and covers topics such as race, religion, gender discrimination, disabilities etc in order to prepare our children for the world in which they live.  We are very lucky because we have many families with links to other countries and we celebrate other cultures and heritage within school.

We firmly believe in the importance of play for children and the role it has in building skills such as self confidence, independence, imagination, co-operation and collaborative working, and our development of our outdoor area is on-going. We are increasingly using our outdoor provision to support learning in our school.  Read our Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact Rationale (Pdf).

If you would like further information about our Curriculum, please contact Mrs Weeks in our school office and she can pass on your enquiry.

Our curriculum

Art and design (Pdf)
Design Technology (DT) (Pdf)
Writing (Pdf)
Computing (Pdf) 
Geography (Pdf)
History (Pdf)
Maths (Pdf)
Physical Education (PE) (Pdf)
Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education (Pdf)
Religious Education (RE) (Pdf)
Reading (Pdf)
Science (Pdf)
Technology (Pdf)
Music (Pdf)

Starting Reception
Starting Reception

KS1 information

Early Years Education

We believe that children in Reception should have a positive start to their school life and we work hard to ensure that this is the case.  The children in Badgers' Class are taught by Mrs Hayes and Mrs Lewis.

In Hedgehogs' Class, children are taught by Mrs Gurnsey. Mrs Roach, Mrs Mead, Miss Johnson and Mr Trenchard also teach and support the children in Reception.

Reception has its own designated outdoor play area and the children also play in the main playground. From starting in Reception children will start to be taught different aspects of literacy and numeracy through a play-based curriculum and you will be helped with ideas regarding how to support to your child at home.  

In September, all new Reception children are offered a  home visit. Children initially start part time in order to enable them to become confident  with their new setting and the members of staff involved in their care. Although this might seem like a difficult period logistically, especially after attending full time nursery in some cases, it is an essential induction period where detailed baseline assessments are made and the children are able to adjust to the far greater ratio of children to adults.  For this, we do need those first few weeks where only half the class are present at any one time. Details of this induction period are given to parents in May/June of the year that they start school.

Children visit our school prior to their start and we work hard to ensure that we have all the relevant information about your child in order that they can have the best possible start to school life.  Our doors are always open if you wish to talk about your child - we shall be delighted to see you. If your family requires an interpreter please let us know.


Leaflet created by all staff 2016

Click here (Pdf, 654 Kb) to read our leflet.

Year 2 SATS meeting presentation
Year 2 SATS meeting presentation

See the Year 2 SATS meeting presentation (Pdf, 805kb) from Thursday 28th February 2019.

Core Books Our Reading curriculum

Music Curriculum