Our 'Best Bits'
We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful outdoor space which encompasses a forest school and pond area, extensive playing fields and playground, outdoor learning hut, pirate ship, goal end, polytunnel, daily mile track and EYFS outdoor area. All of this supports our outdoor learning curriculum extremely well on a day to day basis.
All children have the opportunity to join in with forest schools on a weekly basis from nursery to Y6. This not only supports the childrens' physical and curriculum skills but also supports their health & well-being by providing opportunities to engage with their peers in an outdoor environment. Our Forest School Leader is passionate about what she does with the children and engages them in a new and exciting way every week for their curriculum skill or focus down in the forest. The children always end the term with a forest fire and delicious toasted marshmallows.
P.E and School Sports
We are an active school and have received the Sainsbury's School Games Gold award for 4 years running prior to the covid-19 pandemic. Now that we have more opportunities to work with other schools for competitions, we will be working towards our platinum award. We have trained sports leaders who lead games on the playground with children of all ages and offer two after school sports clubs with our sports coach from ASM Sports. The daily mile is run by all school children on most days of the week.
Art & Design Technology
Opportunities in art and the design & technology curriculum are varied and interesting. Visiting artists have worked with the school to create group and whole school creations and children have had the opportunity to achieve an individual Art Discovery award. The art coordinator ensures lessons across the school develop pupils skills well in a variety of media.
Pupils have opportunities to create a range of products and learn numerous skills within their lessons as well as food technology knowledge and skills. Recent projects have been Halloween cam toys, controllable vehicles and healthy salads.
History lessons are well resourced and are often enhanced with a range of school visits, such as Shrewsbury prison, Tudor High House and Manchester museum. The school library service supplements our own book and artefact collection which proivdes the children with appropriate and interesting resources from which to support their learning.
Science is also a strength of the school, whereby lessons are well resourced and pupils understanding of the world around them is good. A focus on 'hands-on' learning is the key to the children's success. Teachers ensure that a practical element to lessons is priority which, in turn engages children and moves them on in their learning.
Since implementing 'White Rose' across the school and engaging in Maths Hub initiatives, such as the 'Mastering Number' programme alongside ensuring regular slots for number facts and multiplication tables, maths is now becoming one of the school's strengths.
Of course, we have so much more to offer and lots of information to share with you. If you wish to find out more about each subject please go to our 'Curriculum subject' section in the drop down menu from the 'Curriculum' tab.