Sheddingdean Community Primary School

Sheddingdean Community Primary School

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Ofsted 2017: Teachers value the contribution that pupils make to lessons. They use questions skilfully to engage pupils and encourage discussion.
Ofsted 2017: The entire staff team is committed to ensuring that the school is a happy place for pupils.
Ofsted 2017: The values of the school, ‘reflective, resourceful, reciprocal and resilient’, are well embedded in the school’s culture and regularly referred to in assemblies and lessons.
Ofsted 2017: In the Early Years, adults support children well by listening to responses and asking questions that extend thinking, using appropriate vocabulary to support learning.

Notices:

Our Aims

  1. Our primary aim is to provide a happy, caring and secure environment in which each child will have the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically.
  2. We aim to develop lively, enquiring minds and to apply them to tasks and the learning of skills.
  3. We aim to encourage in children respect for moral, religious and cultural values with tolerance and respect for others.
  4. We aim to provide the children with the confidence and skills they will need to take their place in our ever-evolving society.
  5. We aim to serve the community in which we exist and view partnership with parents as a very important feature of our development.

We view education as a partnership between home and school, a continuous process, which begins at home and is built on when the children begin their more formal education.  We aim to involve parents closely in this process throughout their child’s time at the school.

More specifically, we wish our children to learn to:

  • develop an awareness of self and a sensitivity to others; to acquire a set of moral values and to develop habits of self-discipline and acceptable behaviour;
  • read fluently with expression and understanding;
  • develop a legible style of writing and standards of spelling and punctuation appropriate to their age and level of development;
  • listen attentively;
  • learn how to acquire information from various sources and to record information and findings in various ways;
  • acquire a range of mathematical skills and to understand the application of mathematical ideas in a variety of situations, in the classroom, at home and in the environment;
  • learn and apply computational skills;
  • observe living and inanimate things and to recognise characteristics such as pattern and order;
  • experience basic scientific concepts at a level appropriate to their age and development;
  • investigate solutions and interpret evidence, to analyse and solve problems;
  • have some knowledge of the geography, history and social factors of the local and other environments;
  • acquire control of tools and instruments appropriate to age and development;
  • use music, drama and a variety of art and craft forms and materials as a means of creative expression;
  • develop agility and physical co-ordination and the ability to express feeling through movement;
  • be able to use ICT for learning and understanding the world around us.