Lower School offers a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum which is underpinned by the key skills of speaking and listening, reading, writing and mathematics across all subject areas. This ensures that the children are given opportunities to learn, and develop new skills. Reading is given a high priority with daily Guided Reading lessons.
Our provision is delivered using nurture principles. As Nurture Group we provide a carefully planned day, where there is a balance of learning and teaching, affection and structure within a home-like atmosphere. The emphasis is on emotional growth – focusing on offering broad-based experiences in an environment that promotes security, routines, clear boundaries and carefully planned, repetitive learning opportunities.
Children are exposed to a range of subjects and activities that allow them to experience different topics and learning styles. This includes Design Technology (Resistant Materials and Food Technology), Art, Music, Craft, ICT and P.E. Lessons. Learning experiences for our children are further enhanced through visits and trips in line with our topic areas.
Homework is given on an individual basis and includes weekly spellings, reading and topic related learning.
New Primary Curriculum
The Government have released a New National Curriculum which was implemented from September 2014. All planning reflects the changes.