We strive to ensure that there are opportunities for each child to achieve their potential through a broad, rich, differentiated and purposeful curriculum, with a balance between adult­led and child­initiated learning. As all areas of learning are equally important, we try to interconnect them as much as possible through a thematic/topic approach.

Learning is supplemented with a whole range of practical experiences with educational visits to enhance and extend the children’s understanding.

We endeavour to create an atmosphere that is both visually and intellectually stimulating and which enables children to develop confidence and tackle new problems or situations confidently. Practical and investigative work occurs on a regular basis, and we encourage the children to openly discuss their work in order to develop their thought processes from an early age.

We recognise that children learn in different ways and at different rates, therefore, we use a multisensory approach to our teaching, incorporating a range of teaching styles and approaches to best suit individuals.

Reward systems
Within the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 we have a reward system called ‘Go for Green’ to help celebrate successes and achievements in different ways. These range from merit stickers, weekly Leader of the week, Celebration Assemblies and Headteacher commendations.