We set out to make our school a welcoming, happy and interesting place where children enjoy learning. We aim to foster confidence and trust in the children and expect them to work hard. In working together we aim for care and respect for other people, their faiths and traditions and concern for the world in which we live.
We try to make our curriculum as exciting and relevant as possible by inviting a range of visitors and providers into school. For example, a theatre company brought the Great Fire of London to life, a puppeteer told the story of Noah’s Ark, the local fire brigade visited to illustrate ‘People who help us’ and a neighbour built a human ‘Family Tree’.
Due to the cost off-site Educational visits now take place approximately once per school year. In recent years visits have included Snibston Discovery Park, Twycross Zoo, a Synagogue and the local area. We work in partnership with the White Hills Park federation of schools. The federation have helped us to provide a variety of extra-curricular physical activities which have included taster sessions of martial arts, dance and even cheerleading! We visit the Bramcote Hills site to take part in their sports taster days and dance festivals.
We have stimulus days in school to motivate the children in their learning at the start of a new topic. We also run Friday Fun at different points throughout the year. This runs for a block of five weeks, last session on a Friday, when children can choose from a range of different activities offered by staff. To date these have included such things as making pots, sign language, photography, puppet making, Wii dance, construction club, learning recorder and nature detectives.
We have a wide range of after-school clubs such as multi-sports, art, cookery, French and many more, all of which enhance our curriculum. Details of these will be provided throughout the year.
A wide range of different teaching methods are used. The children may work independently, in pairs, in groups or as a whole class. Teaching is further enhanced by the presence of teaching assistants who provide support for children on an individual or small group basis. Children engage with a range of different activities each day. This variety provides for all types of learners and abilities ensuring we meet the needs of all children. High quality and creative resources are used to support and motivate the children.
Every term information about the topics to be covered is sent home to enable parents to get further involved in their child's learning. If you would like further information on our curriculum and topics covered please contact the school office.