There is a strong emphasis on Literacy and Mathematics with these subjects being timetabled separately every day. Science, History and Geography are taught through project work and, where appropriate, these projects are extended and built upon by Art and Design, Design and Technology, Music and ICT. Projects change approximately every five to six weeks. In addition to these subjects there are weekly Spanish lessons for all children and an RS scheme using ‘The Bible in Literacy’.
The staff are very conscious of the need to provide a holistic approach to education and this is reflected in the variety of activities available and the style of teaching. The staff recognise that learning needs to be enjoyable and children at this age benefit from a hands-on approach, giving them time to develop their thinking skills and logical reasoning and therefore making learning meaningful and concrete. Activity days are a popular way of encouraging such skills and themed days are organised each term.
Full use is made of the Discovery Centre, where children can research via books and learn about current events or extend their General Knowledge.
The ICT Room is the hub of exploration for projects and D&T work.
Learning Memory Verses is an essential element of the school curriculum, giving the pupils an opportunity to learn and meditate on the Word of God.