Scarisbrick Hall First School
PRE SCHOOL - YEAR 4
Children in our First School (Pre School, Reception and through to Year 4) enjoy the benefits of a nurturing environment that caters for their academic, social and moral development. Our supportive ethos helps develop your child as a whole and we pride ourselves on our high academic standards. The benefit of small class sizes, high quality teaching and an outstanding environment all support and prepare our youngest pupils for their academic careers.
Specialist teaching and the use of a Creative Curriculum helps us build upon many of the expectations of the Early Years teaching, where children learn in an environment that is stimulating and rich with creativity and imagination. Skills are identified and used as a basis for planning an exciting and enriching learning programme. Children are enthused and
enjoy their learning, thus becoming more successful and confident pupils.
Our supportive ethos helps develop your child as a whole and we pride ourselves on our high academic standards. The benefit of small class sizes, high quality teaching and an outstanding environment all support and prepare our youngest pupils for their academic development.
The First School learning programme supports the critical transition from Early Years to entry into the Middle School. It covers all of the expected areas of the National Curriculum in English, Maths and Science. However, we move our pupils well beyond this by offering a significantly enhanced and challenging experience. As well as studying the core curriculum subjects, our pupils’ learning is augmented by the following:
A unique woodland learning environment
Specialist teaching in languages, music and PE
An extensive co-curricular programme with professional coaches
Sporting opportunities to compete locally and nationally
A truly personalised approach to learning that values each and every pupil
Small class sizes
Our learning programme is also designed to engage and challenge our pupils in: our Creative Curriculum (Humanities focused); Sport and PE*; Music*; Performing Arts; Computer Science and ICT*; weekly Forest School sessions*; RE; PSHE / Wellbeing; Spanish*.
(* Specialist teachers)
At Scarisbrick Hall School we believe in absolute transparency with our pupils and parents. Every six weeks parents receive an update on progress in Reading, Writing, Maths, Science and the Creative Curriculum. More detailed written reports are received twice a year. Teachers meet together to discuss the children’s progress. Barriers to learning are examined along with strategies and, where necessary, interventions are provided for individual pupils to give them the best chance of success in specific skills.
Individual Early Years profiles are completed for each child during the Reception year. Pupils in Years 1 to 4 will regularly have work assessed as part of our informal and formal assessment process. Termly assessment weeks provide an opportunity for teachers to focus their assessment on the key areas of reading, writing and Mathematics.
Homework is set regularly throughout First School and increases as pupils reach transition into Year 5. In First School we believe that reading at home is vitally important, as is the learning of set spellings. Pupils can expect to receive an extended writing and a numeracy task each weekend.