The Primary department (Primary Blue and Primary Red, Green Class is a transition class.)
As a school we pride ourselves on striving to provide fantastic teaching and learning in an inclusive environment where all learners are cared for, valued and respected. We are proud that all our pupils are involved in all aspects of our broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum personalised to meet individual need.
The aim of our primary curriculum is to meet the individual needs of every child within the primary department. All our children have personalised targets. These targets ensure every child is working towards achieving the outcomes in their personalised Education Health and Care Plan. In the primary department personalised targets are developed through a curriculum that builds upon the work of the EYFS department. The curriculum helps learners to: develop essential Learn to Learn skills; develop individual targets and generalise new skills and knowledge through a creative curriculum brought together, where possible, to form a topic or theme. For the majority of the timetable learners remain with their class team comprising of a specialist teacher and dedicated support staff. The primary curriculum ensures learners access their curriculum entitlement of the core and foundation subjects as identified in the National Curriculum, alongside Religious Education and Personal, Social, and Health Education, as a core curriculum area. All subject areas continue to be adapted to meet individual need.
Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development, including the promotion of British Values are at the heart of our curriculum.
Specialist teachers and dedicated support staff ensure high quality teaching and learning experiences for all children.
Children requiring additional support to meet their needs have personalised interventions, for example, sensory diet interventions. Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language and Physiotherapy programmes are delivered across the curriculum.
If you would like to find out more about our personalised curriculum, please contact school. For further information see Class Curriculum.
Phonic and Reading Scheme
Phonics is taught following the Letters and Sounds publication (Dfe) supported by the Jolly Phonics scheme and Lexia.
The school uses a wide range of age-appropriate reading materials these include the published schemes: Oxford Reading Tree, Dandelion Readers, Phonics Bug, Collins Big Cat Phonics, Comics for Phonics, Words and Pictures Fun with Phonics, My First Phonics, Project X, Rapid Phonics, Dandelion Readers. See English policy for the schools approach to the teaching of reading.