Lime Road, Normanby, Middlesbrough, TS6 0BZ
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While Mathematics and English skills are taught discretely, most other subjects are taught through an Imaginative Learning Project (ILP) using the Cornerstones approach.
Each ILP has a theme and specific subjects as a main focus. Teaching and learning takes place using the following structure:
Engage: This stage provides the children with a memorable experience on which to contextualise their future learning. The memorable experience may involve an educational visit, having visitors in school, handling objects or taking part in an activity that engages all of the senses.
Develop: During this stage, deep teaching and learning of new concepts takes place.
Innovate: The children are presented with a problem, challenge or provocation which they have to apply their skills and new learning to in order to solve it.
Express: This is an opportunity to share what has been learned to a wider audience within school and the community.
Where possible, all learning takes place within the context of the Imaginative Learning Project and many of the children's writing tasks are linked to this.
For further information on the Cornerstones approach, please visit:
Religious Education is also taught to all children. Our teaching is of a broadly Christian nature but includes other main faiths especially as children journey through Key Stage 2. Great emphasis is placed on children’s personal, moral and spiritual development and understanding. Any parent wishing to withdraw their child from Religious Education should contact the Headteacher. The document follows the new Agreed Syllabus created by teachers and advisors within Redcar and Cleveland which aligns with the new advice in the National Curriculum.
Sex and Relationships Education is taught as part of our policy for Personal, Social and Health Education. Information is given in an honest and simple manner appropriate to the age and maturity of the children with a particular focus on moral considerations and the value of family life.
Physical Education is an important part of the curriculum we offer all children. The P.E. curriculum includes gymnastics, dance, outdoor activities, swimming, athletics and games. All children will learn the skills of football, netball, hockey, rounders, tennis and cricket.
The school holds the Activemark award, a national award which recognises the school’s commitment to PE and activity.In addition, Children within the EYFS have access to a separate outdoor area to encourage continuous outdoor provision. Children have the opportunity to take part in sporting clubs run by staff and coaches after school. The school takes part in a range of competitive sporting events in the local area. Although all teachers in the school are qualified to teach P.E., some have specific coaching qualifications.
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum and what your child will be learning, please feel free to pop in and see the class teacher, refer to the weekly newsletter or click to see the year group overview for your child’s year.