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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.
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.
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.