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Curriculum Statement

Intent

At Rockbeare CE Primary School we aim to empower all children to become articulate, independent, curious and self-motivated learners. Our ambition is that, through an engaging curriculum, children develop a deep love of learning; becoming confident in reading, writing and numeracy.

 

TRANSITION

Prior to your child joining our Foundation Stage we will notify you of transition days towards the end of the summer term. The class teacher holds an informal meeting with new parents, explaining how the Foundation Stage works, the learning which will take place and our expectations.

 

When your child leaves Rockbeare at the end of Year 6, they have a programme of induction and liaison with their prospective secondary school. Children from Rockbeare usually go to Clyst Vale Community College, Cranbrook Education Campus, The Kings School or Colyton Grammar.

Recent leavers:

2019 10 x Clyst Vale Community College, 2 x The Kings School, 1 x Colyton Grammar, 1 x St Lukes.

2018 6 x Clyst Vale Community College, 1 x Cranbrook Education Campus, 2 x The Kings School, 1 x St Lukes.

2017  7 x Clyst Vale Community College, 3 x Cranbrook Education Campus, 2 x The Kings School, 2 x Colyton Grammar.

2016 7 x Clyst Vale Community College and 1 x The Kings School.

 

Rockbeare Primary School holds weekly formal standards & progress meetings in order to develop the school's teaching programmes, monitor progress and share expertise. Being a small school means our knowledge of children's particular academic, physical, social and personal needs are recognised and nurtured. The staff takes part in regular professional development courses through First Federation Trust, Clyst Vale Learning Community and Devon Curriculum Services. We pride ourselves at Rockbeare on promoting high academic standards in a supportive friendly atmosphere.

 

Teaching and Learning

During the academic year 2019 to 2020, children will be taught across 3 classes - Foundation Stage/Yr1, Y2/3/4 and Y4/5/6. Y4 are split evenly due to cohort size. In each class, teachers plan work in accordance with the National Curriculum taking into consideration children's individual learning styles and needs (Please go to the 'Children's tab' then follow the class link for curriculum overviews).

 

Throughout the school day, children will access their learning in a variety of ways for example whole class work, group work, guided work, paired/peer support or child centred individual learning. We use the Letters and Sounds systematic phonics programme for the teaching of phonics throughout the school (including Nursery).

 

Across the Federation, schools are reviewing and revising their curriculum plans. At Rockbeare, staff plan a long-term two year rolling programme, from which termly medium-term plans are planned. These are then broken down into the weekly teaching programme. An overview of the medium-term plan can be found on the class pages under the 'Children' tab.

 

Please talk to your child's teacher or the school direct (see Contact Us tab) if you would like to find out more about our curriculum. 

 

Safe practice in ICT

The school follows the health and safety recommendations made by Devon County Council in its publication "Computers in Educational Establishments". Health and safety awareness forms an integral part of pupils' learning in ICT.

The school implements policies for acceptable use of the Internet and email as recommended in Devon County Council documents. Pupils are shielded from inappropriate materials on the Internet by means of the filtered router provided by Eclipse as part of the Information Devon service, or SWGfL

 

Swimming

In Key Stage 2, children in Years 3,4, 5 and 6 have an intensive six week block of lessons during the Summer term at Honiton swimming pool, in line with Local Authority P.E. guidelines.

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