At All Saints’ we aim to excite our children about learning and to give them an appreciation that learning is a life-long process that can make a difference to their lives as children and in the future. We endeavor to provide a broad, balanced, rich and vivid curriculum which promotes a love of learning and high standards.
To learn more about our curriculum, please look at the following document:
Central to our curriculum is an understanding that to be successful children need to learn skills such as; cooperation, friendship, integrity, caring, courage, curiosity, perseverance, flexibility, effort, risk taking problem solving and organisation. We try to ensure that every moment is used and encouraged as a learning opportunity whether it is learning a new aspect of mathematics, learning how to perform in front of others, learning how to resolve a friendship difficulty or learning to contribute to a whole school project.
Blogs, Half Termly Overviews, Spelling & Vocabulary
Further information about what each class is learning this half term can be found in Our Classes.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Please use the links below to find out more information about what is taught at All Saints:
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At All Saints’ we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report.
Progress and Achievements
Careful records of each child’s work, progress and achievements are kept and reviewed in accordance with the requirements of the National Curriculum. The teaching staff are always willing to discuss children’s work and progress with parents. In addition Parents’ Evenings are arranged for the Autumn and Spring terms. An end of year written report is prepared for parents in July of each year and information about progress and attainment is sent out each term.
Feel free to look at our Class Blogs for further information about what the children have been learning this year! You can always follow us on Twitter too @AllSaintsRC or follow our page on Facebook All Saints’ Catholic Primary School, Lanchester to keep up to date with the wonderful things happening in school!
Additional Curriculum and Extra-Curricular Activities
Please see our Clubs page for more information.
Charges for School Activities
In order to meet the requirements of the 1988 Education Reform Act, schools must ensure that parental contributions to any activity which takes place during the school day, are ‘voluntary’. Our practice is to try to subsidise educational visits when we can. Parents will appreciate however that without their voluntary contributions the proposed activities may not take place. For more information, please see our Charging Policy.
Children are expected to read at home daily. For further information about reading and phonics, please visit this page: Reading and Phonics
In Reception, the new sounds that the children learn are sent home.
From Year Two up to Year Six, pupils are required to read at home, access Times Tables Rockstars and also have access to Spelling Shed to help them learning their spellings. Years Five and Six may also receive a grammar activity also.
See below how to access Spelling Shed:
Pupils in Years Two to Six also have access to Times Tables Rockstars. We expect children to access Times Tables Rockstars for 30 minutes per week.
As well as reinforcing classroom learning, this homework is intended to develop the children’s organisational skills in preparation for secondary school. Infant pupils have reading records which parents can use comment in and our junior children have a planner to record homework and other events; the planner links to our daily prayers and seasons of the church’s year. Parents are welcome to make comments or send messages through their child’s planner. Teachers also record the results of spelling tests in the pupil planners too.
We expect you to give your child every encouragement and support their efforts. A cheerful, positive attitude on your part will ensure that homework does not cause undue stress and anxiety for you or your child. Parental interest in children’s work is greatly appreciated, and the willingness to give time and effort at home is valued highly in school.
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