There are six areas of learning that make up the curriculum:
Language and Literacy
Mathematics and Numeracy
The World Around Us
Personal Development and Mutual Understanding
The Arts along with Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities and Religious Education
ICT permeates all subjects and a range of equipment is used to enhance learning and to develop skills.
Homework The school regards homework as an essential element of maximising children's learning potential and it is a natural extension of the work that children have encountered in class. We also feel that it allows parents to participate in their child's education and it develops growing independence in each child. The amount and type of homework will vary depending on the age and ability of the child. Homework details are shared at the start of each academic year, explaining what is expected and a full policy is available in school.
Assessment and Reporting Teachers are constantly assessing and reviewing the work that is carried out in the classroom. A formative record of achievement is maintained for each child, that charts their progress in all areas of study. In addition we use more formal tests e.g. standardised tests such as Progress in Maths (PTMs) and English (PTEs) and CAT to develop future planning and teaching. Our pupils are encouraged to self-assess and set their own targets. Parents are invited to an informative Meet the Teacher afternoon where expectations and reporting for each year group are explained. Parent/Teacher consultation meetings are held twice yearly and a summative report is given at the end of each academic year.