What do we teach?

As a Church of England School, our Christian ethos is at the heart of all that we live and learn at St Botolph’s.

Our Values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience permeate all that we do in school.

The National Curriculum (2014) will be followed in Years 1 to 6. There are eleven subjects. Religious Education is not part of the National Curriculum but as a Church School we treat it as a core subject.

Some subjects will be taught individually and others will be grouped together as part of topics.

Learning is exciting and relevant to the experiences of the children within our school. Topics are planned to take advantage of the natural links between subjects, so that children learn in a thematic way and develop their skills.

We strive through inspirational teaching to develop children as independent thinkers and learners, who experience a wide range of active, practical and exciting learning opportunities which enrich understanding of the world in which they live.

Each topic starts with a visit or other memorable experience to motivate, inspire and engage the children. There is then a period of direct teaching that develops understanding, knowledge and skills based on their prior experiences. Children are given the opportunity to use their learning in a creative way which builds towards a celebration event giving the children a chance to reflect and demonstrate their learning and share this with others.

Marking Policy

Accelerated Reader Guidelines

Accelerated Reader Scheme

Accelerated Reader is a powerful tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice. With Accelerated Reader, teachers can create a reading programme to meet the needs of every student.