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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 through the use of 'Maths Passports' and by giving the children the opportunity to work on ‘Mathletics’. 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.

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

  • Thinker's Project Exhibition
    18 July 2018, 3.15-4.15pm and 6-7pm
  • Y6 Leavers' Assembly
    19 July 2018
  • Y6 Disco
    19 July 2018
  • School ends at 2.30pm
    20 July 2018
  • Inset Day
    3 September 2018
  • Inset Day
    4 September 2018
  • Children return to school
    5 September 2018
  • First Y4 Ukulele lessons
    18 September 2018

Latest news

Newsletter : June 2018
29 June 2018