Alpington & Bergh Apton C of E VA Primary School

Classes & Curriculum

We have five classes (Robins, Kingfishers, Skylarks, Owls and Eagles) in the school covering Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 and 2.

Keystage 1

Class Robins includes the EYFS  (the reception year). Class Robins and Kingfishers  include year 1 and year 2 children.

Keystage 2

Class Skylarks includes year 3, class Owls includes year 4 and 5 and finally class Eagles includes year 6 children.

We follow the national curriculum and believe that children learn best when they are involved in making links in their learning. We put creativity at the heart of the curriculum and learning, focusing on delivering a broad, balanced and rich curriculum across all subjects but placing a high priority on reading, writing and mathematics. We provide excellent opportunities for children to see relationships, develop self confidence and the ability to risk take, to question and analyse, think and reflect, to be imaginative and original. A core principle and characteristic of our curriculum is an inquiry – led approach to teaching and learning.  This establishes links between subjects and maximises teaching time. Teachers use a range of teaching strategies and learning styles such as teamwork, talk and opportunities to collaborate and contribute. Teachers allow children to be active partners in their learning, tasks are challenging and enjoyable and children are motivated. Core learning skills and knowledge in reading, writing, mathematics and I.T. are taught in all classes.

Our curriculum and ethos promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs.

We regard each child as an individual and ensure that activities are matched to a child’s need and their progress is rigorously monitored. Our pupils achieve extremely well, making good progress. Our assessment results show that standards in reading, writing and mathematics are high compared to all schools both nationally and locally.

The table below shows subjects studied. Click on each subject for more information and policies.

Literacy

Reading

Maths

Science

Sex Education

Computing

Modern Foreign Languages

Music

Religious Education

History & Geography

Collective Worship

The daily act of Collective Worship is Christian and offers the opportunity of learning about God through music, storytelling, sharing information as well as celebrating individual and whole school success. It takes place each day as either a whole school experience or at other times as a key stage or class based experience. Visitors such as the vicar, the Open Book team and other community members may lead the Collective Worship. The children attend the local parish church to take part in special festivals such as Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter.