English is taught within projects, where a project experience leads onto writing for a real purpose. Teachers make use of high quality literature to support projects giving children exposure to more sophisticated vocabulary and language structures.
At the start ofeach project, children expereince a project 'hook'. This could include a fictional crime scene that has been created in school, taking part in an archeaological dig or even going on a trip.
Project outcomes take on many different forms from pitching a business idea to a company through Skype to re-enacting a Viking burial. These outcomes draw upon all of the project learning and allow pupils to apply new skills within a context. Parents love to join us for outcomes to share in their child's learning.
Our six learning behaviours of respect, tolerance, reflection, open mindedness, cooperation and resilience underpin all that we do in school. Throughout our curriculum and our learning behaviours, we aim to encourage independence and an enquiring mind with a thirst for learning, leading to success in the future, whatever the children’s strengths.