Curriculum

Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.
Proverbs 3:13

Structure of the School

The school is organised into three classes: Reception (Dolphin Class), Year 1 (Penguin Class) and Year 2 (Puffin Class).  All teaching staff work together closely to ensure progression and continuity.  Teaching groups are flexible and are designed to respond to the needs of the children as they develop.

The teachers always help us with our learning – especially if we get stuck.”

A broad range of teaching styles is deployed within each class and work is carefully matched to the differing ages and abilities.

Strategies for whole class, group and individual teaching methods are used depending on the nature and purpose of the activity.  Alongside our excellent teachers and teaching assistants, the children also regularly work with parent helpers and volunteers in class.

Our Curriculum

We teach the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Reception and the National Curriculum in Years 1 and 2.

In September 2018, we carried out a curriculum review to ensure that our topics are exciting and engaging. We vary our teaching styles and techniques; some lessons will be subject-based and others will be more cross-curricular. In each year group, we encourage children to explore and make discoveries for themselves – we want them to become inquisitive learners who embrace opportunities and challenges with enthusiasm.

Our teaching is carefully planned to ensure progression for each individual child, regardless of ability. As a small school, we ensure the needs of all pupils are met, supporting and challenging as appropriate.

You can find out more about our curriculum by clicking on The Early Years Foundation Stage or National Curriculum boxes below. For further information, please contact the Headteacher or Senior Teacher via the school office.

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

For Reception

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National Curriculum

For Year 1 & Year 2

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Curriculum Enrichment

The curriculum is enriched by a wide range of activities both inside and outside of lessons. We frequently draw on the local environment as a rich resource and are in the process of transforming our Wild Garden into a Forest School site within our own grounds.  Children take part in PE and Music events and festivals locally alongside other schools in the Godalming Learning Partnership.  We also have visits from theatre groups and hold workshops in school which ensure the children are really motivated and enthusiastic about their learning.

Throughout the year, there are opportunities to focus in more depth on specific curriculum areas. We hold Science and Maths weeks and enjoy World Book Day and ‘Pause Days’ (designated time for reflecting and spending time with others).  These are just a few of the extra opportunities we offer our children alongside the exciting, inspiring topics that we teach in class.  If you require any more information, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of staff.

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For Parents

Every term, class teachers send curriculum newsletters to parents outlining what is currently being taught in their child’s year group and how they may offer support at home. Children are assessed regularly in school and parents are informed of their child’s progress on a termly basis, through Parent Consultations in the Autumn and Spring Terms and via a full written report in the Summer Term. Of course, there are ongoing opportunities for parents and teachers to contact each other throughout the academic year. We see our relationship with you as a partnership and, as such, we always encourage your involvement. Parents and Carers are warmly invited to join us each term for ‘Open House’; this is an opportunity for your child to show you what they have been learning and to welcome you into school.

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