We are a small, established family owned and family friendly school in the heart of Caterham. Our aim is to ensure that children are happy, successful and motivated learners.
They are as follows: School Aims We aim to make our school a happy place where we all learn for life, grow together and work hard to achieve our personal best, in an environment where every person matters. We aim for excellence in achievement and personal development by having a curriculum, which is about real learning and by keeping our 7 Core Values at the centre of all we do.
Moral Purpose We aim to do what is good and to be positive in everything, showing respect and care for others, across cultures, distance and generations; our environment, both near and far, and ourselves, our health and well-being. Humility We seek to do our personal best without showing off and we encourage others to achieve their best without being critical or jealous of their efforts.
Compassion We look after each other and care for those who are in difficulty and who are hurting, recognising that the world does not exist for us alone.
Integrity We always tell the truth and can be trusted to be honest, to say what we mean and mean what we say.
Accountability We accept responsibility for the things that we say, think and do understanding that actions and choices have consequences.
Determination We work hard and never, ever, give up because this is essential if we are to achieve anything worthwhile. In addition, class teachers questioned pupils about the topics and literacy books they had particularly enjoyed — and the way that they preferred to learn.
The results of this research, together with the requirements of the new National Curriculum, were used as the basis to inform our long term planning.
Long Term Planning Due to mixed year groups, the topic cycle at Foundation and KS1 spans three years, whilst a single year topic cycle is adopted at KS2.
Curriculum Organisation Skills, knowledge and understanding are taught in the context of a termly over-arching theme, or topic. Occasionally, shorter mini-topics, unrelated to the main topic, are used to inject variety and also ensure the fulfilment of all statutory requirements.
Subjects, for example geography, history or science, lead some topics, whilst others are led by inspiring literacy.
We always give Literacy a main focus, either where the topic is led by a quality text — or that there are plenty of opportunities to write in specific genres following knowledge learnt in other subjects. The Pedagogy In order to provide meaningful learning experiences for the children, we teach in cross-curricular blocks, delivering literacy where it best fits in the cycle.
This gives capacity to plan whole days for practical work, which pupils said they enjoyed and learned more from.
Children also said they would sometimes like the chance to learn more in depth about specific elements of a topic. This structure allows us to offer this opportunity for pupils to read widely around a subject, whilst encouraging a thirst for knowledge and opening up wider opportunities for independent learning.
Teachers ensure that over a half term, Literacy and Numeracy are given the equivalent of an hour a day, but this will mainly be delivered in blocks.
Additionally, several elements of literacy, such as reading, phonics, handwriting and SPaG are timetabled on a daily or weekly basis. Currently, Maths usually takes the form of a daily lesson, though we will are considering how we can adopt a more cross-curricular approach in this area too.
Whole School Themes and Special Days Each term, there is a whole-school focus to enable us to look in detail at multi-cultural issues; religions; famous people; artists etc. We regularly hold special days, invite visitors to our classes and participate in visits.
Subject Specific Information The teaching of Literacy is structured from the National Curriculum and we use a wide range of materials to enhance the delivery of quality first teaching.
We also adopt a cross-curricular approach to literacy, which means that opportunities are taken to make meaningful links with other curriculum areas. For example, this could be writing a set of instructions in Design Technology, or writing a diary entry or letter from a particular character in History.
Pupils in Foundation and KS1 are taught phonics, using the Letters and Sounds framework and their attainment and progress is monitored on a tracking grid. The teaching of Numeracy is structured from the National Curriculum. The teaching of Science has been planned to ensure that the relevant scientific skills for each year group are taught through a series of topics.
Scientific Enquiry is a particularly important element, which is taught throughout the school each term. During Year 6, all areas are revised to ensure that pupils are familiar with each topic in preparation for end of Key Stage Assessments. Information Communication Technology ICT teaching is structured from the Nottinghamshire Framework for ICT, which ensures a progression of skills as children move through the primary phase.
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: 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.Welcome from the Headteacher. Welcome to our school website! I am very proud to be able to share with you the wonderful opportunities and developments at Banks Road Primary School.
Welcome from the Headteacher. Welcome to our school website! I am very proud to be able to share with you the wonderful opportunities and developments at Banks Road Primary School. Since its launched in , thousands of Primary Schools across the UK have chosen to use EExBA year on year to record the starting points of children in their reception year.
EExBA has remained a popular choice of on-entry assessment because it is based on the EYFS framework, making it very easy to use.
It. This PowerPoint is a fantastic way to start the day. It has 30 slides each with a different literacy based activity for children to think about as they settle into class. It includes a wide variety of activities including phase 2 and 3 phonics, rhyming, alliteration, word building and segmenting as well as activities to develop language and imagination.
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