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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

  • Y1 trip to the Natural History Museum
    30 January 2020
  • Class Assembly - Y5 Warhol
    31 January 2020, 9am
  • Cake Sale - Hockney Y2
    7 February 2020
  • Y3 Cassatt Class Assembly
    7 February 2020, 9am
  • Y6 Junior Citizen trip to Chessington World of Adventure
    10 February 2020
  • Y3 trip to Kingston Mosque
    12 February 2020
  • Rotakids trip to RNLI Teddington
    12 February 2020
  • Class Assembly - Hockney Y2
    14 February 2020, 9am

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Newsletter 2 20.11.19
20 November 2019

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