Curriculum

We teach the whole of the National Curriculum with an emphasis on Maths, Literacy and Science. The commitment to individual, creative learning starts in our Nursery and is continued throughout the school. We place huge emphasis on the quality of teaching and pride ourselves in each teacher’s knowledge of their individual student’s educational ability. Topics are planned throughout the year to ensure all curriculum areas are fully covered and we maximise our excellent facilities, especially outdoors, to provide skills based learning. Click on the links below to download a copy of our year by year curriculum maps:

 

Curriculum

Phonics in Reception – Y2 is taught using the Ruth Miskin Read, Write, Inc programme.

Maths in Reception is taught using Numicon. Maths in Y1 – Y5 is taught using the Inspire Maths programme.

Literacy in Y2 – Y6 is taught using the Ruth Miskin Inc. Literacy and Language programme.

Please follow this link to a list of great reading books for all ages: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/genre/ess/Bookshelf-Essentials.html

In addition to excellent academic standards in teaching, we are very conscious of the importance of other aspects of a child’s life and how these can affect their time at school. Through our Pastoral Care team we are committed to ensuring your child’s emotional and physical well-being, along with their educational development.

The curriculum is planned so that pupils experience typical aspects of British culture. Each year group studies a Shakespeare play and all children go to the pantomime at Christmas. All pupils go on regular trips into London to develop their knowledge of the capital city.

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. At Pooles Park these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways: British Values

Assessment

Assessments are a key tool in identifying next steps in children’s learning.  All curriculum levels have now been phased out and we assess childrens’ learning using a step based system. Termly parents evenings and an annual report ensure that we maintain on-going communication between the important adults in your child’s life. We place a high value on establishing close links between home and school so that we can effectively work together to achieve the best for each child.