A Broad and Balanced Curriculum
We believe that an enriched curriculum is essential in acquiring a passion for learning; therefore, we have developed a broad and balanced curriculum, which allows children to develop skills and knowledge in a range of subjects.
The Computing curriculum is taught discreetly where necessary and cross-curricular links are made wherever possible. The strands taught are:
- Computer Science (Coding)
- Digital literacy
- IT Skills
We have a range of fixed and mobile technology for children to use, and the use of IT should be encouraged throughout the curriculum to support teaching and learning.
Modern Foreign Languages: French
Pupils in Key Stage 2 learn French as their Modern Foreign Language. The emphasis on these lessons is to develop vocabulary, begin to formulate sentences orally and in writing and deepen their understanding of the world. We use La Jolie Ronde and Salut Jersey to support our teaching. Class teachers lead sessions, and we also specialist French Language Assistants from Alliance Francais who work with small groups of children every week.
R.E is often taught by a visiting teacher - Liz Lambotte. We have a separate RE curriculum that is followed, based on the Jersey Curriculum. We make provisions for Collective Worship every week.
Enriching the Curriculum
We aim to enrich the curriculum with memorable learning, experiences, including educational visits, outdoor learning opportunities, themed weeks, music concerts, workshops, visiting artists and other hands on learning experiences. Each year group will provide an off-site visit at least once a term. Residential trips follow a progressive pattern so that children build up to a week-long trip by Year 6. Arrangements for 2018-19 are:
- Y3 Crabbe Centre (1 day)
- Y4 Scout Centre (2 days, 1 night)
- Y5 St Aubin’s Fort (2 days, 2 nights)
- Y6 Mur De Bretagne, France (5 days, 4 nights)
Our Gardening Gang are developing the outdoor garden, growing a range of produce, supporting our work with Caring Cooks. Years 1 - 6 are cooking and learning about healthy food and nutritions with Caring Cooks.
We also have a pond, woodland and designated Forest School area and we are within walking distance to the beach. We have a school minibus which is always available for trips too.