The curriculum is the totality of our pupils’ learning experiences and is comprised of the National Curriculum, Religious Education and the wider curriculum. We ensure that children have a wide range of learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote thinking and learning.
The wider curriculum is promoted through our strong school ethos and gives our pupils the skills they need to become active and responsible members of the community. Our school is in a beautiful natural setting and we teach our children the importance of protecting the environment through Forest School, outside learning, Gardening Club, Science Club and assemblies. Working with Surfers Against Sewage, we are part of the Plastic Free Schools programme and are using their 'power to the pupils' motto to encourage the community to boycott all single use plastics.
Our school is in the heart of the community and we have strong links with the Church, library, museum and the Surf Lifesaving Club who teach our children about beach safety each summer.
You can find out more about the curriculum in each class by clicking on the relevant year group tab.
Homework Policy January 2017
You’ll find a revised Homework Policy below and on the school website under the ‘Parents’ heading on the ‘Policies’ page. The exciting reading, writing and maths initiatives we’re working on this year have made this a good time to review our Homework policy, and we’ve also tried to take into account parents’ comments and suggestions.
The main changes we’ve made are:
Research suggests that a child’s success in spelling tests is not often applied in their writing. This is because it is the teaching of spelling patterns and rules and how to apply them that makes the difference to children's spelling. Therefore each year group will be taught either daily phonics or spelling through games and investigations. However, the teacher will send home a list of the weekly spelling patterns that will be covered each half term, so that you can support your child home should you wish to do so.
Times table practice will also form part of our daily teaching so that the children can both understand and recall multiplication facts. The teacher will let you know what times tables your child will be focusing on each half-term.