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Curriculum

Our curriculum is organised into exciting themes which provide the context through which we stimulate the children's learning. At the beginning of each theme the children are asked to personalise their Theme books by decorating the covers using ICT resources.

This engages the children in preparation for their learning and provides a wonderful record of their learning journey.

In addition to theme work, the children are offered a rigorous programme to support the development of basic skills - they have daily reading, phonics and handwriting sessions which are carefully differentiated to ensure that progress is made. Once the children have mastered these skills they are given weekly opportunities to produce extended pieces of writing. We are keen to develop a community of confident writers!

Mathematics

We aim to develop a community of Mathematical Thinkers. Children are taught basic skills alongside being given the opportunity to problem solve and engage in mathematical investigations. Teachers work hard, with the support of parents and carers, to support children in achieving secure recall skills. We use online resources such as J2e, IXL and TimesTables Rockstars as well as practising half-termly KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts). These can be accessed both at home and at school.

Physical Education, Music and French

At King Athelstan we are fortunate to have three specialist teachers who deliver comprehensive programmes for Physical Education, Music and French. Their expertise enables us to become engaged in many extra curricular activities including Sports competitions, swimming lessons, Music Festivals and French Theme Days. We feel this enriches the curriculum we are able to offer the children.

School calendar

  • Parent/Carer Forum
    21 November 2019, 2pm
  • Cake Sale - Wiley Y4
    22 November 2019
  • Reception Reading & Writing Workshop for Parents/Carers
    27 November 2019
  • Christmas Fair
    29 November 2019, after school
  • Ice-Skating at Hampton Court - Y5 & Y6
    4 December 2019
  • Cake Sale - Mehretu Y4
    6 December 2019
  • Class Assembly - Y6 Kahlo
    6 December 2019, 9am
  • Y4 Mehretu Class to Kingston Synagogue
    11 December 2019

Latest news

Newsletter One
4 October 2019

Please see the first Newsletter of this academic year.