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To see the class Curriculum Maps for the academic year 2016/17 for each class, please see the links at the bottom of this page.

Our school offers a broad and balanced curriculum where children are given opportunities to learn actively and independently within a secure, caring and Christian community.

 

Senior teaching staff, including the Headteacher, have responsibility for one core subject and the majority also have responsibility for two foundation subjects. Non-contact (PPA) time is given to support subject and classroom responsibilities.

 

The school’s computer system is networked providing internet access for all classrooms.  Each classroom and the hall  have an interactive whiteboard and the teaching kitchen and Maple room have Interactive Touchscreens. 

 

Music plays an extremely important part of the life of the school.  All children from Year 2 learn to play the descant recorder and from Year 3 onwards there is the opportunity to learn to play an orchestral instrument through Hampshire Music Service who can provide peripatetic brass, woodwind, keyboard, guitar and strings teachers.  Our older children are given the opportunity to play in the Andover Area Ensembles run by Hampshire Music Service staff.  

 

In the Autumn term, residential opportunities are offered to all children in Years 5 and 6.  Currently we use the PGL Education and Adventure Centres Osmington Bay (Dorset), Little Canada (Isle of Wight) and Liddington (Wiltshire). Children in Years 3 to 6 learn French.

 

A wide range of physical activities is enjoyed by both boys and girls each week.  A course of swimming lessons is organised for Year 3 and 4 children in the Summer term at Farleigh School. Various sporting fixtures are organised and we take part in Rural Schools sporting events and local cluster events throughout the year. Every other year, our Year 5 and Year 6 children take part in Bike-ability, a programme that teaches how to ride a bicycle safely and about road safety awareness. In Year 5, the children undertake lessons in drug and alcohol use and abuse and in Year 6, a series of  Sex Education lessons are taught. 

 

Currently, coaches from Lions in the Community and PH Sports Coaching are employed to run Breakfast Club, after school football, ball skills and netball clubs.  We also have The Long Overdue Theatre School running a drama club for our younger children.  Members of the church community run a monthly Club called Seekers which aims to expand the children’s knowledge of the Bible through stories, drama, craft, baking and other fun activities.

 

To help parents understand more about the curriculum, parents are invited to curriculum information sessions that run periodically throughout the year. Teachers will always meet with parents individually and parents can suggest a topic for a curriculum information session. The website itself provides a wealth of information about our curriculum but further inquiries can be made to the office in the  first instance, if more information is required.

 

 

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