We use the popular Read Write Inc. scheme to provide a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy and to encourage children to become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. The School Inspection Service report in 2014 noted the rapid progress that our children make in areas such as phonics and are able to express themselves with growing clarity with wider vocabulary and more complex sentences.
The Abacus Mathematics scheme is used to develop skills in numeracy. We incorporate all relevant aspects of the new National Curriculum in Art, Craft, Movement, Music and Science, and Information technology encourages the children to learn and enjoy computer skills. Physical Education in the Sports Hall and there are weekly trips for swimming at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Music, drama and physical activity play important roles in school. There are concerts and drama performances at all ages of the school. The Pre-Prep children stage their own year group events at Christmas and there is a wonderful Pre-Prep Production during the Summer Term.
Children have the opportunity to take individual music lessons and to perform in a variety of school productions and class assemblies. There are a wide range of sporting activities and a full programme of extra-curricular clubs and activities to meet all interests.