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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

  • Prizegiving Assembly
    23 July 2019, 9am
  • School ends at 2.30pm
    23 July 2019
  • INSET Days
    4 - 6 Sep 2019
  • Half-Term
    28 Oct - 1 Nov 2019
  • School breaks up for Christmas at 2.30pm
    20 December 2019
  • INSET Day
    6 January 2020
  • Half-term
    17 - 21 Feb 2020
  • School breaks up for Easter at 2.30pm
    3 April 2020

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