Primary Long Term Mapping
In Key Stage 2 we deliver the National Curriculum through a topic-based curriculum in which all learning objectives are addressed. We have mixed age classes and work is differentiated for each year group and also for individual needs. Our cross-curricular approach enables the children to develop their understanding of the subject areas covered and gives opportunities for skills and knowledge to be generalised and embedded.
Pupils are involved in weekly PSHE lessons which focus on our school and British values and aim to teach our children about respecting diversity and building self esteem. We ensure that all children are involved in a variety of activities to build confidence and develop social skills. Personal development is further enhanced through SRE, careers (in Upper KS2) and e Safety lessons. All pupils have access to our school counsellor and trained specialist HLTA/ TAs who work on personal development 'intervention' groups where additional support is needed.
All children spend time at the Dinedor Outdoor Centre during the year. Our outdoor sessions are linked closely to the curriculum, to enhance learning through a practical, hands on approach. Pupils are encouraged to interact socially with peers and engage in collaborative play. We also focus on team building activities and the development of practical skills to enable our children to feel really good about themselves and to build positive relationships and attitudes to learning.
We are involved in our local community through the links we have developed with The Courtyard Theatre. Our older pupils participate in drama sessions enjoying new experiences and developing creatively. We have produced artwork for the theatre’s annual family festival and are now looking forward to a new project leading up to Christmas.
All our children have the opportunity to participate in weekly music lessons and can choose to play the guitar, ukulele or keyboard. Food Technology is delivered in blocks throughout the year in our specilsit environment and pupils take part in whole school/ whole Key Stage events such as local art exhibitions and parent open mornings.
Swimming sessions take place throughout the year and guitar lessons are available for any child who is interested. PE lessons take place each week delivered by a PE specialist.