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!
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 through the use of 'Maths Passports' (link to these?) and by giving the children the opportunity to work on ‘Mathletics’ (link to this?). Mathletics is an interactive subscription website which allows children to rehearse and sharpen their basic skills in a fun and challenging way. It can be accessed both at home and at school.
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.
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