Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Our school day begins with an early morning challenge which will be either maths, grammar, handwriting or spelling activity. The children have the opportunity to complete this independently and then we review this as a whole class . As the children are older, we encourage them to come into the classroom independently and begin this task after reading through the instructions on the board.
We also provide opportunities for children to have small group interventions or keep up/pre teach sessions to ensure that all children are reaching their full potential.
Our morning sessions begin with developing our writing, grammar and spelling and children are given opportunities to develop specific age related techniques. After break-time, the children return to class for their maths lessons which consist of 15 minutes of daily fluency as well as developing their understanding, reasoning and explanation of numbers and the number system, shape, space and measures.
As a Church of England school, the Christian values are prominent in our curriculum. Children attend worship once a day and this is then referred to throughout our learning. We also attend our local village church regularly giving the children lots of opportunity to reflect on their beliefs.
To begin our afternoons the children participate in a guided reading carousel which they follow to enhance their love of reading. This allows them to discuss and reflect upon books which they have read, independently and with group support. Following that, the children explore the curriculum through a wide variety of subjects such as; R.E, history, geography, science, PE, music, art, design and technology.