Overview

The school aims to encourage each child to work to the best of his/her ability throughout and attain the highest standards of which he/she is capable. In a happy, caring and stimulating environment we aim to develop a sense of self-respect and independence, which will encourage confident learners ready to meet problems posed in challenging work.

We want children to be able to:

  • read fluently and accurately with understanding, discrimination and enjoyment

  • communicate clearly and confidently in speech and writing in ways appropriate to various occasions and purposes

  • write legibly and neatly with satisfactory standards of spelling, syntax punctuation and usage

  • apply mathematical skills and concepts in a variety of ways

  • know how to acquire information from various sources and record findings in a variety of ways

  • show a first hand understanding of the application of technology in appropriate settings

  • work in collaboration with others to investigate, interpret and solve problems

  • know basic scientific concepts and to observe, clarify, hypothesise, predict and interpret information with curiosity, perseverance and open-mindedness

  • use a range of creative arts and crafts as a means of expression

  • possess a degree of agility and physical co-ordination leading to confidence in a range of physical activities

  • know some geographical, historical and social aspects of the local environment and national heritage and to be aware of other times and places

  • to have an appreciation of beautiful things made by a caring God.