The children’s learning logs have lists of spellings and the new expectations for maths – one of the most important changes of the new curriculum being that children should know their times tables off-by-heart by Y4. Chanting times tables might sound old-fashioned – but it does work! Please – if you could help your child learn their times tables (in the car? over supper? in the bath?), it would help their maths enormously (without a secure knowledge of times tables, children struggle with division, multiplication, fractions and percentages etc.)
Please also see the school prospectus for more curriculum information
Our three core themes are:
Health and well being
Living in the wider world
French is taught throughout the school by a native French speaker
In September 2015, schools in the County of Nottinghamshire were issued with the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, “RE for All”. Through the use of the Syllabus we use RE to enable our pupils to gain insights and knowledge to equip them as responsible members in our society. The Syllabus we follow encourages pupils to discover more about religion and world views on a range of topics. They are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as we travel through life. The three fold aims of RE in Nottinghamshire will ensure that our pupils:
1. know and understand a range of religions and world views which will allow them to recognise diversity which exists in our society.
2. can express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and world views as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues
3. develop and use skills which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and world views
By following the Agreed Syllabus, RE will contribute to a whole range of school priorities. Their study will promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, as well as enabling them to consider British Values such as tolerance and respect for other who hold different world views.
If you would like to know more about the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus a copy is available for you to read in the school.