PARENT PORTAL
Christ-centred education
Teaching children the truth about God and His world is at the centre of Christian education.

Although the content of a Christian curriculum is not vastly different from that taught in most schools today, it is the context within which that content is placed that makes the difference. Christian education derives its context and basis from truths and values taught by God through the Bible.

Each class focusses on a half termly Heart Concept, a Bible verse or Biblical truth, around that all their other learning is based. These Heart Concepts are linked to units of work and opportunities are taken in lessons to show students how they relate to the subject matter.

Although Maths and English take a high priority, a broad range of other subjects are equally important in giving a rounded education to all students and allows them to find their own areas of aptitude and enjoyment.

Small class sizes enable us to meet the needs of all students as teachers know each child well, supporting them as individuals in their learning journey.

 
Reception

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) that is taught in Reception is a continuation of a child’s learning journey from nursery and/ or pre-school. Throughout the year there is a mixture of child-initiated activities and adult-directed tasks. Secure relationships and an enabling environment are crucial to allow individual children to thrive in all areas of development. Activities are designed to allow opportunities for children to progress in the 3 Characteristics of Effective Learning as well as the 17 Early Learning Goals that are outlined below.

Characteristics of Effective Learning
Playing & Exploring – Engagement Finding out and exploring
Playing with what they know
Being willing to ‘have a go’
Active Learning – Motivation Being involved and concentrating
Keep trying
Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
Creating & Thinking Critically – Thinking Having their own ideas
Making links
Choosing ways to do things
Early Learning Goals
Personal, Social & Emotional Development Making relationships
Self-confidence & self-awareness
Managing feelings & behaviour
Physical Development Moving & handling
Health & self-care
Communication & Language Listening & attention
Understanding
Speaking
Literacy Reading
Writing
Mathematics Numbers
Shape, space & measure
Understanding the World People & communities
The world
Technology
Expressive Arts & Design Exploring the use of media & materials
Being imaginative
Primary Curriculum
Subjects in Key Stage 1 & 2
Art Music
Biblical Studies Physical Education
Design Technology Personal, Social and Health Education
English Science
ICT Spanish (Years 3 – 6)
Mathematics Topic (either History or Geography based)