Foundation Stage – Nursery and Reception – parents are very welcome to bring their children into school in the mornings. This provides a useful contact with the class teacher and gives each child a secure start to the day. Children in Nursery and Reception classes are collected from the classroom. In Key Stages 1 and 2 (years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6) – parents are asked to say good-bye at the wooden school gate at the side of the building and let children walk into school on their own, to encourage independence. The bell for the start of school is rung at 8.55 a.m. when children are registered.
Key Stages 1 and 2 Curriculum
All our work is planned and carefully prepared to ensure all children learn as well as they possibly can. The National Curriculum is used as a basis for all work. Wherever possible, we use a cross-curricular approach to learning and teaching linking subjects together, for example, “Art through nature” or linking instructional writing with making a model in Design Technology. First hand experiences are a very important part of children’s learning and are used often such as a visit to Coventry Cathedral which links with the second World War, RE, Peace and Reconciliation or a visit to local woodland to find ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, linking Literacy skills with Science and Geography.
High priority is given to reading, writing, speaking and listening, grammar (spellings and punctuation) and mathematics.