Welcome to Primary
We are two classes of Year 4, 5 and 6 students who are learning through a creative curriculum ready for our transition to Secondary. We have three teachers; Mrs Loveland, our Assistant Headteacher, Miss Loader and Miss Malone. We are also very lucky as we have lots of different teaching assistants supporting us.
Every morning in our classes we have English, Maths, Reading and GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling). We do lots of practical and creative activities to inspire our learning. We also aim to become as independent as possible and are encouraged to be resilient and seek to improve our own work.
Our Curriculum is based on differentiated challenges to stretch and motivate our children, it is an inclusive curriculum - empowering every child to succeed, we drive to promote independent skills and develop social skills to enable our children to succeed as they move through life. We sometimes have to start from a lower attainment base for some of our learners, as sometimes the children may have been absent from school for some time. We use a variety of diagnostic methods and phonics including RWI to develop our basic skills.
In the afternoon we have lots of opportunities to explore the KS2 curriculum. In Science we expand our knowledge further through lots of practical, hands on activities. We also learn about, Music, Art, Design Technology, Food Technology in our amazing Food Tech Room, RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) and Social Skills.
In each class, we all set our own academic, behaviour and social targets and review these at the end of each week. For each lesson we are graded Blue, (for outstanding work and going ‘above and beyond’) Green, Amber or Red. Each day we review our targets and receive a reward for being a Green Student. At the end of each week our ‘Top 5’ Green Students get to go on a reward trip, we go somewhere exciting as a reward for consistently good behaviour. Overall, Primary provides a happy learning environment for all with lots of smiles!
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Below is some useful sites you can access at home to aid your child's learning.
Discovery Education is a trusted partner for schools, supporting them in realising their vision and achieving their goals with curriculum-matched content, professional development solutions and professional networking opportunities.
Aimed at helping to improve your learning, ActiveLearn provides online activities targeted to help you practice essential skills and includes exam-style questions to support your exam preparation. It offers you step-by-step support and its instant helpful feedback guides you on areas that you can improve on.
Purple Mash is a creative website for children that can be accessed from school and from home. It is perfect for strengthening home school links and provides a safe environment where children can apply and enhance their knowledge.
How Stuff Works
HowStuffWorks is an American commercial educational website founded by Marshall Brain to provide its target audience an insight into the way many things work. The site uses various media to explain complex concepts, terminology, and mechanisms—including photographs, diagrams, videos, animations, and articles. A documentary television series with the same name also premiered in November 2008 on the Discovery Channel.
Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press.
The CBBC website provides a wide range of activities for children aged 6–12, such as games, videos, puzzles, print and makes, including now defunct pre-moderated message boards, now replaced with comment threads below videos, games and articles. It also contains a TV guide and an area where kids can apply to be on a show.