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THE CURRICULUM

 
In our school we aim for our children to be successful learners so we like them to
  • Be curious
  • Persevere
  • Work collaboratively
  • Be creative
  • Empathise
  • Be independent
 
In our community we share these values -
  • Aspiration
  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Tolerance  
     

LONG TERM PLANNING 2017.pdfLONG TERM PLANNING 2017.pdf 

 

 

We use 'Letters and Sounds' as our phonics scheme, which the children use daily in their lessons.

We use a variety of reading schemes to help our children become fluent and confident readers by the end of KS1. Among those we use are 'Dandelion Readers' to extend and consolidate phonic knowledge; 'Rigby Star';

 

We believe that children learn more when subjects are linked together in a way that makes sense and stimulates their interest.

 

Our broad and balanced curriculum will stimulate your child to acquire knowledge and develop learning skills. Children’s achievements are celebrated and everyone enjoys success and praise regularly during their time in school. We encourage children to become independent and confident in both their work and social development through regular involvement in presentations, concerts and competitions.

 

The class teacher will get to know your child very well and will be pleased to involve you in their life at school. Children make progress at their own rate and in their own ways. We think it is important to value them as individuals and to provide learning opportunities that will build on their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. The curriculum provides for the academic, moral, physical, creative, personal and social development of every child.

  

We know that children learn in different ways—some listen to learn, some watch and some have to do.

Part of our curriculum is delivered in our ‘Haselden’ area in the field. Children spend some time each week working outside on team building, social skills and problem solving activities. We think this is essential for children who have a more active learning style.

Sex education is delivered through planned aspects of science and Personal, Social and Health Education. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Sex and Relationship Education (SRE). If you wish to withdraw your child from SRE, please discuss this with your child’s class teacher in the first instance.

The school’s policy on teaching Sex and Relationship Education is available on the key information page.

 

 
Somerset Music Tuition
 
This year the older pupils are having music lessons with Somerset Music on behalf of Sound Foundation Somerset. The lessons are subsidised at source and the cost to us of £1 a week per child is covered by our Friends. 
 
The children learn a variety of instruments which are loaned to us by the Somerset Music Service. Our children have learned the ukulele and the clarinet over the last 2 years and are currently learning their music through playing the Samba Drums. The children learn the basics of music as well as how to play some popular songs. Every year we hold a popular concert so that the children can perform what they have learned. You can see how much they enjoy this!
 
 
If your child is interested in progressing once they have completed their whole class tuition please contact us here at the school, or directly with Somerset Music on 01823 348262 or email somersetmusic@somerset.gov.uk alternatively if you would like further information on the work of Somerset Music, please visit their website www.somersetmusic.somerset.org.uk
 
 
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